Honours in Information Technology is a program offered within the Research School Computer Science that offers students who have excelled in their undergraduate studies a challenging but rewarding year of study in computer science. We seek outstanding students who are keen to undertake independent research with the guidance from academic staff, and who wish to be prepared for exciting careers as computing professionals or who wish to pursue further study.
Note that students may also pursue an honours year in Computer Science through the ANU Bachelor of Science honours program.
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Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a sound knowledge and critical understanding of research design and methods
- Apply that knowledge to the development of a research proposal and research plan
- Develop the capacity to perform high-level independent research
- Exhibit in-depth knowledge of their chosen research topic
- Demonstrate a high level of ability to critically analyse and evaluate computer science research questions and communicate the results.
An AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree or equivalent, completed within the last two years, in a cognate discipline, and with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses in cognate disciplines, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks.
Advanced Computing, Computer Science, Computing, Information Systems, Information Technology.
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Adjustment Factors do not apply to 1 year honours programs. They do not apply to this program.
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Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:
30 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
COMP4450 Advanced Computing Research Methods
COMP4550 Advanced Computing Research Project
18 units from completion of courses from the following list:
COMP4300 Parallel Systems
COMP4330 Real-Time & Embedded Systems
COMP4340 Multicore Computing: Principles and Practice
COMP4600 Advanced Algorithms
COMP4610 Computer Graphics
COMP4620 Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence
COMP4630 Overview of Logic and Computation
COMP4650 Document Analysis
COMP4660 Bio-inspired Computing: Applications and Interfaces
COMP4670 Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning
COMP4680 Advanced Topics in Statistical Machine Learning
HONS4700 Final Honours Grade will be used to calculate the Class of Honours and the Mark. It will be calculated using the formula: Σ (mark x units) / Σ units, giving NCN and WN a nominal mark of zero