Minor Research Project

Subject 433-699 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 25.00
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: regular contact of at least once per week with the project supervisor; Non-contact time commitment: 260 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Completion of 50 Computer Science Software Engineering points at level 6. Students must obtain approval from the Program Director prior to enrolment.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Dr Peter Schachte


Peter Schachte
Phone: +61 3 8244 1338

Subject Overview: Topics covered include: research methodology, literature search and scientific writing.
Objectives: The purpose of this subject is to allow students to get some research experience by studying a selected topic in detail under the supervision of a member of academic staff. The subject will provide research training and skills in problem analysis, design and development of complex software systems.
Assessment: Assessment will be based on a completed research report and/or presentation/demonstration of a working system. Project research and development work during semester, including demonstration/presentation of project outcomes (50%). A detailed written report (8,000-10,000 words) containing a review of related work and a comprehensive evaluation, with highlighting of key contributions (50%). The report will be due in the second week of the examination period.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should:

  • be able to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution;
  • have a capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning;
  • have a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship; and
  • be able to function effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member.

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