• Offered by School of Computing
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Work Integrated Learning Projects
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • STEM Course

COMP4560 is an annual course (6+6) that must be completed twice, in consecutive semesters. Students will conduct a project, under supervision, that will act as a capstone to their studies in Advanced Computing. The activities in the course will normally include some combination of reading, writing, artefact construction and presentation, as appropriate to their project's topic. The learning objectives, project overview and assessment arrangements will be agreed at the outset with the project supervisor and the project will be registered via the School of Computing online project registration form.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. apply their knowledge and implementation skills in computer science for the project course, and apply this to an advanced and specific project topic.
  2. deepen their knowledge of advanced computing principles  through undertaking the project.
  3. develop any specific technical skills required by their topic, and apply them to the project work.
  4. develop project-related skills, including project management and oral and written communication, and apply these to project work.

Work Integrated Learning


This course will allow you to apply your Computer Science knowledge and skills in the planning and execution of your research project. This course provides you with the opportunity to deeply engage with the course content, drive your leaning, build skills and confidence in undertaking a research project.

Indicative Assessment

  1. A typical assessment scheme would be report (45-60%); artefact (30-45%); presentation (10%) (100) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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No formal class time is required in this course. Students will meet regularly with their supervisor throughout the semester.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must must be studying a Bachelor of Advanced Computing 4716 or Bachelor of Advanced Computing/Science 4719. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed COMP4500 or COMP4550 or COMP4810. Students must complete the steps listed on Enrolling in student projects and complete the Student Project Registration Form to enrol.

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

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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

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6.00 0.12500
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