• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Computer Science
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr John Slaney
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
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The honours program consists of a coursework component and a project component, of equal weight. The coursework component involves courses in advanced aspects of the computing discipline, which in recent years have been drawn from: architecture of parallel systems, artificial intelligence, computational logic, algorithms, object oriented databases, programs for parallel computer systems, formal aspects of software engineering, software engineering project, document technologies and automated reasoning. The project component involves a substantial individual project under detailed academic supervision. A formal thesis is submitted (nominally 10,000 words), and a seminar is presented.

Learning Outcomes

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

Learning objectives of this course will be to:

  • Expand the student's knowledge base in computer science and information technology emphasising present trend.
  • Learn how to search and summarize scientific literature.
  • Learn how to master research training procedures under individual supervision.
  • Learn how to write scientific papers and reports.
  • Learn how to conduct experiments to evaluate hypotheses, ideas etc.
  • Build a bridge between undergraduate course study and postgraduate research study.

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have:

  • An enhanced knowledge base in state-of-the-art computer science and information technology.
  • An understanding of the basic procedures for scientific research.
  • The ability to analyze relevant background literature.
  • The ability to demonstrate technical mastery of all relevant skills.
  • The ability to show an appreciation of the limitations of experimental design and techniques.
  • The ability to outline future research directions that are feasible.
  • The ability to demonstrate, to see, and take the next logical step without excessive `prodding'.
  • The ability to act independently without the supervisor's immediate direction and presence.
  • Ability to write scientific reports and papers.
  • Training for postgraduate research study or future R & D leadership in IT industries.

Indicative Assessment

Courses (50%); Project (50%)

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Workload

Full Year

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Research School of Computer Science to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Fees

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
12 to 24 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.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $516 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $691 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1416 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 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
1404 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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