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    A supervised project involving research and leading to the production of a research report.

    SENG 580 involves the study of a topic in software engineering of interest to the research community. The results of the study - including both a summary of the existing research or the existing technology of interest as well as a description of the theoretical, experimental or practical investigations that were undertaken and validated - are to be presented in the form of a written dissertation at the end of the year. Overall, the work should provide a contribution to the understanding of the software engineering field and should also demonstrate the student's capability of carrying out research and providing constructive criticism and skills in reporting the results of such work clearly and accurately.

    About this paper

    Paper title Research Project
    Subject Software Engineering
    EFTS 0.3333
    Points 40 points
    Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $3,401.99
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to

    Co-ordinator: Dr Grant Dick

    Teaching staff

    Various research staff of the Information Science and Computer Science departments.

    Paper Structure
    The paper structure involves supervised research over the course of a calendar year. Normally, students will attend classroom-based sessions covering research methods during the first six weeks of the year.
    Textbooks are not required for this paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this paper, students should be able to:

    • Carry out a self-contained piece of research under supervision using appropriate methods and practices in information science
    • Critically evaluate their own and others' research


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Friday 14:00-16:50 30, 39
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