• Code CECS8002
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 units
  • Offered by School of Cybernetics
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
  • Course subject CECS Experimental, Interdisciplinary
  • Areas of interest Social Research, Algorithms and Data, Artifical Intelligence, Project Management, Cybernetics
  • Work Integrated Learning Projects
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • STEM Course

This course has not been adjusted for remote participation. Students must attend on-campus activities to complete the course.

In this course, students will engage in projects and special topics developed in consultation with the convenor. The course will enable students to develop applied cybernetic competencies expected of professionals working in business, government, academia, or the broader community. Students can propose industry engagement or research projects, but these will need to be established following negotiations between the ANU and the potential host organisations or project sponsors.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify and apply selected research literature to inform applied cybernetics analysis of an aspect of a real-world cybernetic system.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to apply cybernetic concepts and frameworks to analyse some aspect of a cybernetic system, accounting for the technical, social, economic, organisational, cultural components of said system.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to frame critical, constructive, and organisation-relevant questions, and appropriately apply existing and emerging methodologies to describe and explain challenges surrounding the design, construction, commission, management and/or decommissioning of cybernetic systems.
  4. Fluently apply a range of techniques, tools and resources to framing questions, analyse data, interpret results and formulate conclusions about cybernetic systems with the goal to further test the core concepts and methodologies of Applied Cybernetics and communicate these to others. 
  5. Demonstrate advanced cognitive, technical, management and communication skills to develop independent research and/or design in the field.
  6. Generate and communicate outcomes of cybernetic system research in relevant formats for diverse audiences.
  7. Synthesize a wide range of relevant published works and data with primary research data into course project delivery.
  8. Demonstrate ability to work productively with stakeholders and teams in partner organisations, to learn from other professionals and to contribute positively to the knowledge and practice of organizations involved in the project.

Work Integrated Learning


This course provides you with the opportunity to apply cybernetics to a range of professional contexts, drive your self-guided learning, and build cybernetic skills with confidence.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Industry engagement or project report (80) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]
  2. Presentations or Proposals (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]

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Combination of individual research and/or attendance at the internship placement, attendance at and participation in assessment activities, and writing the project report

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Prescribed Texts

To be defined in the 'Independent Study Contract'.

Preliminary Reading

To be defined in the 'Independent Study Contract'.

Assumed Knowledge

This will depend on the nature of the proposed industry engagement or project and will be assessed by the course convener. Students must have previously completed CECS6001.


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:
Unit value:
6 to 24 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.

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
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
2024 $830 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $1060 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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