• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Technology, Software Engineering More...
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Stephen Blackburn
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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More information may be available for enrolled students on the course website at http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP1140

This course provides an in-depth extension to COMP1110. The same range of topics are covered in both courses, but they are covered in greater depth in COMP1140, and the topics will be related to practice in computer science research. The course will relate the underlying material to current issues in computer science research, including how various concepts are employed in computer science research, and some appreciation of current issues in computer science research.
The following topics will be covered:
•    Introduction to Java
    Classes, objects, and inheritance
    Basic IO and Files
    Common collection types and their use, including HashSet, ArrayList, LinkedList, and HashMap
    Numbers, Strings, Generics
•    Abstract Data Types and their implementation
    Hash tables

•    Introduction to Software Engineering
    Software engineering methodologies
    Test driven development and JUnit

•    Hashing

•    Complexity and Big O notation

•    Formal grammars

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon completion of this course, in addition to the learning outcomes of COMP1110, the student will have the following outcomes:

  1. Understand how data models, data structures and algorithms are employed in various research areas in computer science.
  2. Have an appreciation of current issues in computer science research
  3. Understand the application of software development practices to contemporary computer science research.

Indicative Assessment

Assignments (40%); Final exam (60%)

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Thirteen three-hour tutorial/laboratory/lecture sessions.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed COMP1130. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed COMP1110 or COMP1510.

Prescribed Texts

Alfred V. Aho and Jeffrey D. Ullman, Foundations of Computer Science, C Edition, 1995.

Areas of Interest

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering
  • Advanced Computing
  • Information Systems
  • Human Centred Computing
  • Information - Intensive Computing
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Software Development
  • Algorithms and Data
  • Artifical Intelligence
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computational Foundations




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

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1421 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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