A research project on a topic approved by the Head of School.
Students who pass this course should be able to:
COMP/ELCO projects are based on the creation of new knowledge through research. Such projects should aim at making novel contributions to the academic research literature. COMP/ELCO students are expected to demonstrate mathematical rigour (where appropriate), and use scientific experimentation to make critical observations. The literature survey for COMP/ELCO projects will typically draw on research papers in journals and conferences. Students should consult with their supervisor(s) and/or the course coordinator if they are unsure as to whether their projects are appropriate COMP/ELCO projects.
Withdrawal dates and process:
A schedule of lecture topics will be available online. Regular meetings will be held nearly every week.
Student feedback on University courses may be found at: www.cad.vuw.ac.nz/feedback/feedback_display.php
There is no textbook. But there is a handbook.
In addition to achieving an overall pass mark of at least 50%, students must:
If you believe that exceptional circumstances may prevent you from meeting the mandatory course requirements, contact the Course Coordinator for advice as soon as possible.
Your grade will be determined through an assessment of the various reports and presentations.
|Assessment Item||Due Date or Test Date||CLO(s)||Percentage|
|Preliminary report and presentation||CLO: 1||20%|
|Final report and presentation||CLO: 1||80%|
| A meeting log that must include a record of:|
* when student / supevisor met.
* what action points were agreed for the next meeting.
* what action points were achieved since the last meeting.
* a statement on any action points not achieved since the last meeting.
[Penalty of up to two grades points from final grade for not adequately submitting a log.]
Individual extensions will only be granted in exceptional personal circumstances, and should be negotiated with the course coordinator before the deadline whenever possible. Documentation (eg, medical certificate) may be required.
Assignments and reports to be submitted using the ECS online submission system, accessible through the course web pages. Marks and comments will be returned through the ECS marking system, also available through the course web pages.
Where appropriate, team projects are permitted. In such case, all reporting items must still be individually prepared and, ideally, each student will do a distinct part of the project (distinct being judged by the project supervisor and course coordinators).
In order to maintain satisfactory progress in CGRA/COMP/ENGR/ELCO 489, you should plan to spend an average of 10 hours per week on this paper, spread over the 30 weeks that the course runs (i.e. including mid-trimester breaks). During term time, a plausible and approximate breakdown for these hours would be:
All online material for this course can be accessed at https://ecs.victoria.ac.nz/Courses/COMP489_2019FY/
Offering CRN: 1027
Duration: 04 March 2019 - 10 November 2019
Starts: Trimester 1+2