Student Projects

 

Planning on studying Honours or doing a project?

Here’s what you need to know!

 

What course options are there?

 

Computing Individual Research Projects

COMP3740 (6 units)

  • Must be taken in 1 semester.

COMP3770 (6- 12 units)

  • Must be taken in 1 semester if you are completing 6 units.
  • Must be taken over 2 consecutive semesters if you are completing 12 units.

COMP4560 (12 units)

  • Can be taken in 1 semester or over 2 consecutive semesters.

COMP6715 (6 units)

  • Must be taken in 1 semester.

COMP8755 (12 units)

  • Can be taken in 1 semester or over 2 consecutive semesters.

COMP8604 (12 units)

  • Can be taken in 1 semester or over 2 consecutive semesters.
  • Only available to Master of Machine Learning and Computer Vision students.

 

Computing Honours

COMP4540 (24 units)

  • Must be taken over 2 semesters.  
  • Only available to Bachelor of Software Engineering students.

COMP4550 (24 units)

  • Must be taken over 2 semesters.  
  • This course is typically taken within the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours), Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics (Honours), Bachelor of Science (Computer Science Honours), Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Honours) or Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Research and Development) (Honours) degrees.

COMP8800 (24 units)

  • Must be taken over 2 semesters.  
  • This course is typically taken within the Master of Computing (Advanced) degree.
  • Students who do not have the approval of an identified supervisor for COMP8800 by week 1 of their final two semesters will be transferred to the Master of Computing.

COMP8603 (24 units)

  • Must be taken over 2 semesters.  
  • Only available to Master of Machine Learning and Computer Vision students.

 

TechLauncher Projects

TechLauncher is an initiative that enables students to develop the research and professional skills required to use technology to bring great ideas to life and positively impact our society. Students will work closely with industry professionals, technology experts, and entrepreneurs to complete projects addressing complex problems across a variety of disciplines and industries.  Students are given the choice to create start-up software companies whilst guided by experienced industry mentors, or to work with industry professionals on real-world projects. 

Students participating in the Start-Up scheme will enter the Innovation ACT competition and compete for funding. For more information view the TechLauncher website.

COMP3500 (12 units)

  • Must be taken over 2 consecutive semesters.

COMP3550 (12 units) 

  • Must be taken over 2 consecutive semesters.

COMP4500 (12 units)

  • Must be taken over 2 consecutive semesters.

COMP8715 (12 units)

  • Must be taken over 2 consecutive semesters.

 

Engineering Individual Research Projects

ENGN3706 (6 units)

  • Must be taken in 1 semester.

ENGN3712 (12 units)

  • Can be taken in 1 semester or over 2 consecutive semesters. 

ENGN4706 (6 units)

  • Must be taken in 1 semester.

ENGN4712 (12 units)

  • Can be taken in 1 semester or over 2 consecutive semesters. 

ENGN4718 (18 units)

  • Can be taken in 2 consecutive semesters or over 3 consecutive semesters. 

ENGN4350 (12 units)

  • Can be taken in 1 semester or over 2 consecutive semesters. 

ENGN8602 (6-24 units)  

  • Can be taken in 1 semester or over 2 consecutive semesters.
  • If enrolling into 18-24 units, it must be taken over 2 consecutive semesters.

 

Engineering Group Research Projects 

ENGN4300 (12 units)

  • Must be taken over 2 consecutive semesters.

ENGN8170 (12 units)

  • Must be taken in 1 semester 

 

How do I find a project/supervisor?

Once you’ve decided on which course you’ll take, the next step is finding a project and a supervisor!

Resources

CECS Student Research Projects

  • This a database of projects available for all levels of research, including honours projects. All potential research students at any level are encouraged to browse it! If you see a project that looks interesting, email the potential supervisor about it. Don't be afraid to discuss possible variations to the listed project: what appears on the web site is generally more of a suggestion than a rigid specification.

CECS Our Research

  • This website links to the main areas of research expertise in CECS. Click on the topics that you might have interest in, and you will see a list of projects available. From this page, you can also view the profiles of academics working in these areas.
     

Collaborations with Colleges

 

Approaching a Supervisor

If any specific projects or potential supervisors stand out to you, contact them via an email to express your interest!

 

If they have available projects and the capacity to supervise you, they may arrange to meet with you for an informal interview. If you get this opportunity, prepare to show the potential supervisor that you’re enthusiastic, independent and capable of deep understanding in the field of research.

What do I do if I can’t find a supervisor?

If you have attempted to find a supervisor multiple times but have not succeeded, then you can always reach out to the program or course convenor for your particular course! They can help you get in contact with potential supervisors. You can find out who the convenor of a course is on Programs and Courses website.


How do I enrol into Honours OR Research Project course?

Computing Individual Research Projects 

Computing TechLauncher Projects

Engineering Individual Research Projects 

Engineering Group Research Projects 

 

Updated:  10 August 2021/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing