Directed Study 3B

Subject COMP30014 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: TBA
Total Time Commitment: TBA
Prerequisites: None
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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the Disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit Website:


Professor Alistair Moffat


Subject Overview:

The subject consists of directed study in computer science covering material which is not otherwise available to the student. The details of the topics covered will depend on the course of directed study selected and may involve substantial system development.


On completion of this subject students should have;

  • Broadened and deepened their knowledge of modern concepts and techniques in computer science

Written reports of approximately 6000 words and a 2-hour end-of-semester written examination. The details of assessment components depend on the specific topic of the subject and will be advised at the start of semester.

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:

  • Have intellectual curiosity and creativity, including understanding of the philosophical and methodological bases of research active
  • Be able to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • Have a capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning; and
  • Have a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship

This subject may only be taken with permission of the Head of Department. This subject is regarded by the Faculty of Science as a non-science subject for students enrolled in the BSc.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering)

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