COMP SCI 3020 - Advanced Topics in Computer Science
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code COMP SCI 3020 Course Advanced Topics in Computer Science Coordinating Unit School of Computer Science Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Prerequisites COMP SCI 2008 Restrictions Only available to students enrolled in B. Computer Science (Advanced) Course Description Specialised study within an area of Computer Science, guided by a supervisor. Topics include theoretical and applied aspects of Computer Science. Combines guided reading and research with a significant individual or group project component.
Course Coordinator: Professor David Suter
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAdvanced skills in independent project work and research.
Advanced level knowledge in a selected area of contemporary conputer science.
Communication skills in reporting findings of the study.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. Advanced level knowledge in a selected area of contemporary conputer science. The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. Advanced skills in independent project work and research. An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. Advanced skills in independent project work and research. Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. Advanced skills in independent project work and research. Communication skills in reporting findings of the study. A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. All A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. Advanced skills in independent project work and research. A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. Advanced skills in independent project work and research. An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. N/A
Required ResourcesMay vary with topic but generally access to internet and computer.
Online LearningWill require contact with project mentor/supervisor, and formal presentation of work, but otherwise could all be done online.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesProject work under academic supervision.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.As a 3cp unit a total weekly average commitment would be 9-12hrs.
Learning Activities SummaryWeekly meetings and presentations as scheduled during the course.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryAdvanced Topics in Computer Science Draft Rubric 2013 Summary: Advanced Topics in Computer Science projects are individual student research projects, carried out over 150 hours in a single semester. As the name suggests, these are more challenging than Topics projects and have a high requirement for final outcome. Scope: An Advanced Topics project will have a research, industrial or combined focus, where the student will produce a single artefact (software, system or other body of work) accompanied by a detailed report that lists the production stages, motivation, lessons learned and replication information. An Advanced Topics project will be an original piece of work, the exploration of an area of novelty or addressing an industrial concern where original thinking and creativity are required, to produce a piece of work that could, potentially, be used to address the problem. In general, an Advanced Topics project should produce something useful, which could either be immediately used to further a research area, answer a research question, provide assistance to an industrial partner or be ready to start the process of commercialisation as a proof of concept. Students will define many aspects of the project themselves and it may be appropriate to consider an entrepreneurial or resource management assessment criterion in addition to those below, or alternative criteria discussed in advance with the student, of similar grade banding.
Students are assessed on criteria of:
* Project Complexity
* Literature Review
* Report Produced
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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