• Code CYBN8002
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 units
  • Offered by School of Cybernetics
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
  • Course subject Cybernetics
  • Areas of interest Social Research, Engineering, Algorithms and Data, Project Management, Cybernetics
  • Work Integrated Learning Projects
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • STEM Course

Within this course, projects and special topics may be offered that vary from year to year. This course will enable students to develop competencies expected of professionals working in business, government academia or the broader community. There may be internship opportunities available for which students can apply. A holistic selection process will be used to select the best applicant for each opportunity. Students can also propose internships or research projects, but these will always be established following negotiations between the ANU and the potential host organisations or project sponsors, before being offered to students along with other opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. develop a significant research question relating to cybernetics; 
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to the discipline, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and 
  3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium. 

Work Integrated Learning


This project course enables you to develop competencies expected of professionals working in business, government academia or the broader community.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Research design assessment (10) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Written thesis or similar independent research output (90) [LO 1,2,3]

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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 reflective report to a total of 130 hours for each 6 units.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Masters of Applied Cybernetics program and have successfully completed CECS6001 or CYBN6001. Incompatible with CECS8002.

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 internship or project and will be assessed by the course convener and/or 3A Institute Director. It is recommended that students have previously taken CECS6001 or CYBN6001, CECS6002 or CYBN6002 and CECS8001 or CYBN8001 prior to commencing this Projects in Applied Cybernetics course.


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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