• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Shayne Flint
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
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This course provides the student with project experience to complement the studies of the software development process in the courses COMP2100, and COMP2130, combined with research and development experience in COMP2560. Students work in small groups and participate in all the research and development phases of a project producing an innovative and substantial software system. This includes research planning, experimentation and evaluation phases followed by the development phases (requirements analysis, design, construction, testing and documentation). As well, each group has to address the control of this process by constructing and following a detailed management plan.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

After successfully completing this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Work as an effective member of a team to develop a software based solution that is innovative and delivers measurable value to an industry or university client.
  2. Make and defend sound research practice and engineering decisions.
  3. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with peers, supervisors and commercial clients/stakeholders.
  4. Creatively identify and implement a solution to a complex problem that exists within the domain of ICT.
  5. Participate effectively in project and artefact reviews with peers, supervisors and clients/stakeholders.
  6. Explain the role and importance of project management, configuration and risk management processes when undertaking a software development project, and the impact of a research component has on this. Demonstrate experience in undertaking the activities associated with these.
  7. Explain the role and importance of standards in software development. Demonstrate experience in tailoring those standards appropriately according to the project they are currently undertaking.
  8. Participate in a group presentation, including a demonstration, to an audience of peers, clients and supervisors.
  9. Develop life-long learning through reflection, as demonstrated through continual reflection on the software development lifecycle and team work processes experienced throughout the year.
  10. Exhibit an awareness of
    • team formation strategies and stages leading to the development of high performing, self-managing teams;
    • sound meeting practice; and
    • how personality traits can impact upon team performance and how to use individual traits to achieve the most from team work.

Indicative Assessment

Research report (30%); reflective learning journal (15%); Project reviews (25%); Project artefact submission (20%); Project poster and presentation (10%)

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Annual course. Students must enroll in Semester 1 and Semester 2. Twenty five two-hour lectures and 300 hours of group project work.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed COMP2130 and COMP2560. You must be studying Bachelor of Advanced Computing(R&D) (Honours) or Bachelor of Advanced Computing(R&D) (Honours) / Bachelor of Science.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $3300
2014 $5904
2013 $5892
2012 $5892
2011 $5892
2010 $5832
2009 $5700
2008 $5184
2007 $4596
2006 $4380
2005 $4380
2004 $4380
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $6468
2014 $7524
2013 $7512
2012 $7512
2011 $7512
2010 $7500
2009 $6852
2008 $6852
2007 $6852
2006 $6852
2005 $6576
2004 $6468
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4599 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9210 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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