Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours, made up of 12 three-hour lectures (one per week) |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
The prerequisites are:
Completion of 50 points of third year computing study, or equivalent, or enrolment in a Masters degree
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
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|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing
Dr Adrian Pearce
The aim of scientific research is to produce new knowledge. To be useful, new knowledge must be able to stand up to critical scrutiny, and its presentation to other researchers and/or to the public must be persuasive.
This subject is an introduction to the processes of science as they apply to computer science, including designing experiments, locating relevant literature, writing papers, giving presentations and refereeing. Underlying all of these, the subject will foster the development of critical thinking, a skeptical, scientific perspective, and scientific ethics.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
|Assessment:||Six assessment items spread over the semester, made up of: a literature review on a chosen research topic (20%); a competitor analysis for a research area (10%); a presentation on a research topic (10%); a research plan, focusing on research questions with justifications, and discussion of plausible outcomes (20%); an experimental design to test a hypothesis (20%); and research paper reviews (20%).|
|Prescribed Texts:||Justin Zobel, Writing for Computer Science, second edition, Springer |
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completio nof this subject students should have the:
Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) |
Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering)
Master of Science (Computer Science)
B-ENG Software Engineering stream |
Master of Engineering (Software)
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