Computing Project

Subject COMP90055 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular contact of at least one hour per week with a project supervisor
Total Time Commitment:

240 hours


Enrolment in the Computing specialisation of the Master of Information Technology, with completion of 50 Computing and Information Systems points at study level 6 or 9 (excluding COMP90007 Internet Technologies, COMP90038 Algorithms and Complexity, COMP90041 Programming and Software Development and SINF90001 Database Systems and Information Modelling)



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:
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:


Dr Peter Schachte


Subject Overview:

This subject involves in-depth investigation of a significant problem related to Computing. The subject also provides students with skills and knowledge for analysing and solving problems, and enhanced written and oral communication skills.


Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Independently investigate topic areas relating to Computing;
  • Synthesise work related to the topic of study;
  • Write and present a proposal and report.
  • A project proposal of 800 - 1000 words, due at the end of week 4 of semester (10%)
  • A 20 minute presentation of the project or demonstration of a working system, including answering audience questions, due in week 12( 10%)
  • A project report of 8,000 - 10,000 words, due in the second week of the examination period (80%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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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;
  • Be able to present work in written form; and
  • Be able to present work orally and answer questions about it.
Related Course(s): Master of Information Technology
Master of Information Technology
Master of Information Technology

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