Advanced Studies in Computing 4A

Subject COMP40020 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Students are required to attend regular meetings with their supervisor.
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


Permission required from the Head of Department (Computing and Information Systems) to undertake this subject



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

See notes below.

Core Participation Requirements:



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.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  • Broadened and deepened their knowledge of modern concepts and techniques in computer science
  • A project proposal of aproximately 500 words in week 3 (10%)
  • An oral presentation at the end of semester, end of semester (10%)
  • A written report of approximately 6000 words due in week 12 (80%)
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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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.

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