Student Projects

 

Planning on studying Honours or doing a research project?

Here’s what you need to know!

What course options are there?

Computing Individual Research Projects (Project Registration Form Required for Enrolment)

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)

  • Typically taken over 2 consecutive semesters; however, with support from your project supervisor and approval from the Project Covnenor, you may be able to complete the project in a single semester.

COMP6715 (6 units)

  • Must be taken in 1 semester.

COMP8755 (12 units)

  • Typically taken over 2 consecutive semesters; however, with support from your project supervisor and approval from the Project Covnenor, you may be able to complete the project in a single semester.

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 (Project Registration Form Required for Enrolment)

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 - No Project Registration Required

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 (Project Registration Form Required for Enrolment)

ENGN2707 (6 units)

  • Must be taken in 1 semester.

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 (6-12 units)  

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

ENGN8601 (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 (No Project Registration Required)

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

Engineering Project Information Session Webinar (2021)

Computing Project Information Session Websinar (2021)

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 can demonstrate that you have attempted multiple times to find a supervisor but have not succeeded, then you should reach out to your program and course convenor for the particular course you’re hoping to enrol into. They can help introduce you to potential supervisors so you can continue the negotiation process. You can find out who the convenor of a course is on the Programs and Courses website. Remember though – it is your responsibility to actively seek a project supervisor. This means that you need to be proactive in reaching out to academic staff and you may also need to follow up with supervisors or convenors if you haven’t received a response after a week or so.


How do I enrol into Honours OR Research Project course?

Once you've secured a supervisors and negotiated the details of your project (including the topic, duration and weighting of your project, the artefacts you'll be expected to deliver and your submission timeline), you will then be able to complete the CECC Project Registration Form which Student Services verify with the Project Convenor and use to manually enrol you into your Project Course.  

Note that you do not need to apply for a Permission Code for a project course, as you will be manually enrolled by Student Services; however, prerequisites for specific Project Courses (e.g. minimum performance requirements, enrolled program requirements, etc.) still apply and your enrolment will be vetted against the published requirements by Student Services. If you do not meet the requirements, you will not be permitted to enrol. 

Important Information for Engineerings students following pre-2019 Program Rules - The Associate Director (Education) for the School of Engineering has determined that you will be able to enrol into ENGN4200 (as per your program rules), instead of completing ENGN4300 or ENGN4350. As such, you will be contacted by CECC Student Services and enrolled manually into ENGN4200; however, you will still need to source your own Project Supervisor.
 




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