COSC461-17W (C) Whole Year 2017

Research Project

45 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2017
End Date: Sunday, 19 November 2017
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 3 March 2017
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 8 September 2017


This course gives students in-depth research experience by completing a comprehensive computer science research project. A research topic will be chosen in discussion with a possible staff supervisor, a proposal developed and approved, and a written research report completed. Various milestones are included through the year including proposal development, written and oral progress reports, and final project presentations. At the end of the course, students will have studied and practised essential techniques and skills required to successfully complete a computer science research project.

Learning Outcomes

Successful students will be able to design and conduct independent research projects, including selection and conduct of appropriate research methods.


Subject to approval by Head of Department



Course Coordinator

For further information see Computer Science and Software Engineering Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Research Proposal 5%
Progress Report 15%
Oral Presentation 10%
Final Report 60%
Demonstration / Oral 10%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,889.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Computer Science and Software Engineering .

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