• 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
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • STEM Course

This course is available so that students can pursue, with a small class, topics that are not covered in the regular curriculum that will significantly increase their knowledge of some aspect of computer science. The The topic will vary from instance to instance in response to the research interests and expertise of Academics and sessional staff. 

The topic for each instance will be advertised on the School of Computing website in the first few weeks before the semester

The activities in the course will be a combination of lectures, workshops, reading, writing and project work, as appropriate to the topic. These activities will be specified in the class summary.


Learning Outcomes

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

  1. plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship in the SpecialTopic
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the body of knowledge and theoretical concepts within the topic in written and/or oral form to a variety of audiences
  3. understand the Special topic and its role in modern Computing and applied contexts.

Other Information

Pre-requisite courses for the Advanced Topic will be listed on the SoCo website when the course topic is announced.

Students will be able to receive credit for completing this course up to 2 times provided they complete two different Special topics.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assessments and their weighting will vary depending on the nature of the topic. Specific details will be presented in the Class Summary. (100) [LO 1,2,3]

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130 hours of work with the detailed split of lectures, labs, tutorials and other workload provided in the class summary.

Inherent Requirements


Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must completed: COMP1100 OR COMP1130 OR COMP1730

Prescribed Texts

All readings and texts required for this course will be posted on the course site.


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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

There are no current offerings for this course.

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