• Offered by School of Computing
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Development
  • Work Integrated Learning Projects
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • STEM Course


COMP3770 is an Annual course (6+6) that must be completed twice, in consecutive semesters.

This is an Individual Research Project (IRP) within the Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Research and Development) (Honours) degree, specifically designed to provide a strong research focus customised to each student. These give students valuable research experience along with the opportunity to explore different research areas prior to their final Honour's project.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation and evaluation of a chosen computer science research topic,
  2. engage in systematic discovery and critical review of appropriate and relevant information sources,
  3. propose, develop and evaluate different approaches for solving a research problem, and
  4. communicate research concepts and contexts clearly and effectively, in writing and orally and in the production of a research-related artifact.

Work Integrated Learning


This research project course gives students valuable research experience along with the opportunity to explore different research areas prior to their final Honour's project.

Indicative Assessment

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

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Annual Course. Student enrol in Semester 1 and Semester 2 in consecutive semesters.

No formal classtime is required in this course. Students will meet regularly with their supervisor througout the semester.

Inherent Requirements


Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol you must: be studying Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Research and Development) AND have successfully completed COMP2550 AND find a project/supervisor AND have received a permission code by having completed all the steps required for Enrolling in student projects including completing the Student Project Registration Form. Finding a project/supervisor is best done before the start of the semester you are intending to do this course.

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

Prescribed Texts


Assumed Knowledge

As this is a project course, the expected background varies from project to project. The project description will specify any expected background.


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.

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6.00 0.12500
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