Project Work

Subject COMP40013 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2012.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular contact (at least once a week) with the project supervisor.
Total Time Commitment:



For students in the Computer Engineering degree, the successful completion of at least 37.5 points of level 3 computer science subjects. Prior or concurrent enrolment in 431-330 Design Labatory and 433-343 Professional Issues in Computing is recommended.

For students in the BE (Biomedical) degree, completion of 433-252 Software Engineering Principles & Tools, 433-253 Algorithms and Data Structures, 433-254 Software Design and 433-255 Logic and Computation.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


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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 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


Profssor Alistair Moffat


Subject Overview:

Projects, selected from a list offered by the Department each year, will be undertaken under the supervision of a member of the academic staff of the department with relevant expertise. Projects will require activities related to design, ommplementation and testing of computing or bioinformatics systems with associated literature reviews. Project management and reporting will also be assessed. Students with specific interests are encouraged to submit their own project proposals for consideration by the Department.


On completion of this subject students will have:

  • Acquired practical design and research skills related to professional practice in computing or bioinformatics; and
  • The ability 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.

Submission for examination of project reports not exceeding 12 000 words with no more than 30 pages of supporting material in the way of appendices, diagrams, tables, computations and computer output (100%).

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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; and
  • Have a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship.

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