Student Projects

Missed our Projects webinar? - see here 

 

Planning on starting Honours in Semester 1 2021?

Here’s what you need to know!

What course options are there?

 

Computing Honours

Associated degrees/programs; Bachelor of Advance Computing (Honours), Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Research and Development) (Honours), Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours), Computer Science major – as part of Bachelor of Science

COMP4540 (24 units) – must take over 2 semesters - Research project  typically taken within the Bachelor of Software Engineering. Alternative option - 12U of COMP4500 + 12u of COMP4XXX courses with 12 units enrolled in each semester over two consecutive semesters. The assessment includes two presentations (one mid-term and one final) as well as a thesis. Advanced Computing Research project is a research driven project that students can undertakNote: the course COMP4450 (Advanced Computing R&D Methods) must be taken as part of the coursework component of Honours, unless you have done the equivalent COMP2550 previously.

COMP4550 - must take over 2 semesters - Research project  typically taken within the Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Hons). Alternative option - 12U of COMP4560 + 12u of COMP4XXX courses with 12 units enrolled in each semester over two consecutive semesters. 

COMP8800 (12 units) - typically taken over 2 semesters in Master of Computing (Advanced)

Note: 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

 

Computing Individual Projects

Associated degrees/programs; Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Honours), Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Research and Development) (Honours), Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours), Computer Science major – as part of Bachelor of Science

COMP3740 (6 units)

COMP3770 (12 units) - this course has to be taken over two semesters.

COMP4500 (12 units) - this course has to be taken over two semesters - Engineering practice project typically taken within the Bachelor of Software Engineering. Alternative option to COMP4540

COMP4560 (12 units) - typically taken over 2 semesters - Advanced computing project - alternative option to COMP4550

Advanced Computing project is an outcome driven project that students can undertake with 6 units enrolled in each semester over two consecutive semesters or 12 units in one semester. The assessment includes two presentations (one mid-term and one final), an outcome as well as a report.

COMP8755 (12 units) - this course has to be taken over two semesters.

These are individual project courses under the Master of Computing (MCOMP) and Bachelors of Advanced Computing (BAC) and Information Technology (BIT) degrees. Normally, the project will be focused on a particular topic with particular learning objectives, usually with the outcomes of producing artefacts and communicating the knowledge gained under the project through a report and an oral presentation. The project may involve a mixture of theory and practice.

 

TechLauncher Projects

Associated degrees: Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Research and Development) (Honours), Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours),

COMP3500 (12 units) - this course has to be taken over two semesters.

COMP3550 (6 units) - this course has to be taken over two semesters.

COMP4500 (12 units) - this course has to be taken over two semesters.

COMP8715 (12 units) - this course has to be taken over two semesters.

TechLauncher is an initiative which enables students to develop the research and professional skills required to use technology to bring great ideas to life and have a positive impact on our society.

Alongside technical competence, these skills include communication and stakeholder management, critical thinking, design, teamwork (including multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and distributed teamwork), time management and many other generic skills required by employers in industry and government as well as by the research community.

Students develop these skills by working within a context that is much broader than the ANU. They work closely with industry professionals, technology experts and entrepreneurs across the ACT to complete projects addressing complex problems in a variety of disciplines and industries, or to create their own start-up enterprises. It is this context and breadth of involvement that provides our students with a deeply engaged and effective learning environment.

 

Engineering Projects 

Associated degrees: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering (Research & Development) (Honours)

 

ENGN4200 (12 units Individual project) - this course has to be taken over two semesters.

ENGN4221 (6 units Group project)

ENGN4712 (12 units) - this course has to be taken over two semesters.

ENGN4300 (upcoming 2022 Capstone project) - this course has to be taken over two semesters.

ENGN4350 (upcoming 2022 Individual project) - this course has to be taken over two semesters.


Please keep an eye out for other upcoming projects – list includes ENGN2707, ENGN3706, ENGN3712 and ENGN4706!

 

 

 

 

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 - 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.

Engineering Collaborations with Colleges - Available Projects 2021

Research School of Physics; see more information here!

 

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.


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. You can also approach them during the semester 1 O-week events (website to be finalised) run by CECS.


 How do I enroll into Honours OR Research Project course?

If you have found a project and a supervisor, you can access the Study Contract in [docx] format  (ISC) and fill it out with your supervisor. Once you have submitted the ISC to CECS Student Services via email, you will be automatically enrolled into the relevant course by the Student Services, once your contract has been approved by the Course Convenor.

Note that students need to be participating in their project courses from Monday 22nd February, and enrolled no later than Monday 1st March 2021 11:59pm AEST.

Updated:  1 June 2019/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing