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A supervised project involving original research and leading to the production of a dissertation.
This is a full-year research project, generally individual, carried out under the supervision of one or more staff members. A list of project proposals is provided at the preliminary lecture, but it is possible to arrange projects of a student's own choice if a staff member is available and willing to act as supervisor.
|Teaching period||Full Year|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,696.40|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$11,931.47|
- Limited to
- BA(Hons), BSc(Hons), MA, MSc, PGDipArts, PGDipSci
- There are no formal prerequisites for the 400-level papers, but prior knowledge is assumed. Admission to these papers is restricted not only by numbers, but by satisfactory grades in 300-level COSC papers.
- Computer Science Adviser
- More information link
- View more information about COSC 490
- Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Dr Lech Szymanski
- Paper Structure
- Assessment is based on a mid-year presentation, interim report and final report at year's end.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- This paper will enable students to:
- Explore in detail an area of computer science research that is of interest to them
- Integrate the skills and knowledge they have acquired in their undergraduate degree in a large, independent research project
- Gain a deeper understanding of the specific area of computer science research related to their project
- Demonstrate their ability to work independently and in a self-directed manner
- Communicate their work clearly to an audience through oral presentation and written reports