• Offered by School of Computing
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology
  • Work Integrated Learning Projects
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Michael Norrish
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2024
    Second Semester 2024
    See Future Offerings
  • STEM Course

Students will conduct a small, one semester long (6-unit) project, under supervision, that in area of computing of mutual interest to the student and their supervisor. The project will involve applying and increasing the depth of the student's knowledge in some aspect of computing. The activities in the course will normally include some combination of reading, writing, project work and presentation, as appropriate to the topic. The specific learning objectives, project overview and assessment arrangements will be specified at the outset using the Project Registration Form.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply the student's knowledge and implementation skills in the in computer science for the project course, and apply this to a specific project topic in that area.
  2. Deepen their knowledge of computing through undertaking the project.
  3. Apply any specific technical skills required by their topic, and apply them to the project work.
  4. Apply relevant project-related skills, including project management and oral and written communication, and apply these to the project work.

Work Integrated Learning


This course provides you with the opportunity to deeply engage with the course content, drive your leaning, build skills and confidence in Computing. 

Other Information

The course COMP3740 is a 6 unit project course. Students in COMP3740 may be required to share their personal information with a third party, including Host Organisations. 

 If you elect to work on a project with a Host, the College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics will provide the Host with your name, your ANU ID number, your Academic Degree Program Level (e.g. Master/ Bachelor/Honours) and your ANU email address, as required. ANU will share your personal information only to the extent necessary for you to undertake your group project course. 

If you do not wish to share your personal information as outlined above, please do not enrol in this course and consider enrolling in another course. 

Indicative Assessment

  1. Project artifacts/reports (90) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Presentation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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No formal classtime is required in this course. Students will meet regularly with their supervisor througout the semester and are expected to complete 130 hours of work in total.

Inherent Requirements


Requisite and Incompatibility

72 units of Tertiary courses Students will receive a permission code by completing the steps listed on Enrolling in student projects including the Student Project Registration Form.

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

Prescribed Texts



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 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4980
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6360
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
4187 19 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 24 May 2024 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9192 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person View

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