Course Title: PhD Thesis - full time A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: PhD Thesis - full time A

Credit Points: 48.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


140H Computer Science & Information Technology


Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2013

Course Coordinator: research administrator

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9535

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 14.08.10

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To be determined on a case-by-case basis

Course Description

This course is designed to provide specialist postgraduate training in research and includes extensive work on original research and the presentation of a thesis for external assessment. The degree requires you to show mastery of scientific techniques in your chosen area of specialisation. If you do not have previous research experience in Computer Science, you will be required to complete the Research Methods course (COSC2150).

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will learn how to conduct research and to report your results in a scientific manner.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will undertake a substantial piece of original research under the guidance of experienced research staff. The research will involve a thorough review of literature in the area, independent research work, and reporting of research results in a scientific manner. Publishing and presentation of interim results is encouraged as part of the learning experience. Coursework in research methods is also incorporated for all students who do not already have a prior research background.

Overview of Learning Resources

General materials on research are provided or prescribed as part of the Research Methods course; materials specific to the student’s research area is provided by the supervisor, and students are also expected to do substantial literature search in the area of their research.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is based on an externally examined research thesis.

See Assessment Tasks (part B course guide for this Teaching Period) for assessment details, including deadlines, weightings, and hurdle requirements. For standard assessment information relating to Computer Science and IT courses see: