• Code COMP8755
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
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This 12 unit course acts as a capstone to the Master of Computing and requires students to complete a practical project on an appropriate computing topic. They will be expected to carry out some combination of reading, writing, artefact construction and presentation whilst working under supervision. The nature of the project can be theoretic, experimental, design or development based on the interests of available supervisors and the student.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. apply their computing knowledge and implementation skills to a specific topic area
  2. explain how they have extended and deepened their knowledge of computing principles, technical skills and practice through undertaking the project
  3. demonstrate advanced skills in oral and written communication
  4. demonstrate through successful completion of the project, relevant project-related skills, including project planning and management, ethics, evaluation and production of project artefacts

Indicative Assessment

Oral Presentation (10%), Project Artifacts (30%) and Report (60%)

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Workload

This course can be taken as 12 units in a student's final semester or 6 units in a students two final semesters. Students taking COMP8755 over two semesters must enrol in 6 units in each of their two final semesters of study. Weekly two-hour lectures and 260 hours of individual project work.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must seek permission from the course convenor. To be eligible to enrol, you must: - be enrolled in the Master of Computing (MCOMP) - have completed COMP8260 Professional Practice II and COMP6442 Software Construction - find a project/supervisor; and - complete the 'Independent Study Contract' Finding a project/supervisor and completing the contract is best done before the start of the semester you are intending to do this course.

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

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 to 12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and 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). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $680 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $900 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4862 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9921 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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