• Code COMP8715
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Shayne Flint
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
    Spring Session 2015
    See Future Offerings

Students will conduct a project, under supervision, that will act as a capstone to the Master of Computing program, and increase the depth of their knowledge in the computing area. The project will be undertaken in small teams, where appropriate. The activities in the course will normally include some combination of reading, writing, artefact construction and presentation, as appropriate to the project's topic. Application of research methodologies in literature review and evaluation will also be undertaken. Topic-specific learning objectives, project overview and assessment arrangements will be specified at the outset using the Research School of Computer Science form 'Independent Study Contract' where applicable.

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. apply the student's knowledge and implementation skills in the computer science, and apply this to an advanced and specific project topic in that area.
  2. deepen their knowledge of computing principles and practice through undertaking the project.
  3. earn any specific technical skills required by their topic, and apply them to project work.
  4. apply and deepen skills in oral and written communication, and apply these in a project context.
  5.  learn relevant project-related skills, including project management, teamwork, ethics in research, knowledge of relevant research, evaluation and production of project artefacts.

Indicative Assessment

  • Students taking COMP8715 as an individual project: Oral Presentation (10%), Project Artifacts (30%) and Report (60%)
  • Students taking COMP8715 as a group project: Individual reflective learning portfolio (30%), three group project reviews (60%), and final group poster (10%)
  • Note that students doing the Professional Computing Specialisation must do the group project.


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Workload


  • Students taking COMP8715 as a group project: Year long course. Students must enroll in two consequent semesters. Weekly two-hour lectures and 260 hours of group project work.
  • Students taking COMP8715 as an individual project: Approx. 8 x one-hour meetings and 260 hours of individual project work.




Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Master of Computing, MCOMP and must have completed COMP8705.

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:
6 to 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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
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 and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3564 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
3589 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1651 23 Nov 2015 11 Dec 2015 11 Dec 2015 12 Feb 2016 In Person N/A

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