• Offered by School of Computing
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Michael Norrish
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
    Second Semester 2023
    See Future Offerings

In 2023, this course is on campus with remote adjustments only for participants with unavoidable travel restrictions/visa delays.

Students will conduct an individual research project under the close supervision of one or more academic staff. Projects will, at least in part, require the application of theoretical or experimental research techniques. In particular, students will be expected to conduct and present a survey of the literature relevant to the research topic.

Students will prepare a thesis reporting on the research project and its outcomes. They will also be expectedto present a poster and a short seminar describing their work. The learning objectives and project overview will be specified at the outset using the Research Schoool of  of Computer Science form 'Independent Study Contract'.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Prepare and present a short technical seminar.
  2. Write a literature survey.
  3. Undertake and complete a research project under supervision.
  4. Write a thesis describing the results of research work.
  5. Gain advanced knowledge and skills in their specific project area, as specified in their Independent Study Contract'.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Thesis (90) [LO 2,3,4,5]
  2. Presentation (10) [LO 1,3,5]

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Workload

Annual Course. Student enrol in Semester 1 and Semester 2. No formal contact is required in this course.

Inherent Requirements

None

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must first: 1) Find a project/supervisor AND 2) Have a completed 'Independent Study Contract' (containing all required signatures, i.e. student, supervisor(s), honours convener etc) AND 3) Have a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units of courses with the highest marks in cognate disciplines (excluding 1000-level courses) [Note: this requirement may in waived in exceptional circumstances but requires a strong support letter from the project supervisor] AND 4) Have obtained approval from the course convener to enrol. Students meeting the requirements will need to contact CECS Student Services to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

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

Prescribed Texts

None

Majors

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
12 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $9720
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $12360
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
2395 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 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
5380 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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