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During 2021 we will continue to support students who need to study remotely due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 and travel restrictions. Make sure you check the location code when selecting a unit outline or choosing your units of study in Sydney Student. Find out more about what these codes mean. Both remote and on-campus locations have the same learning activities and assessments, however teaching staff may vary. More information about face-to-face teaching and assessment arrangements for each unit will be provided on Canvas.

Unit of study_

INFO4002: Thesis B

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Advanced Computing (BAdvComp) programs study various advanced aspects of Information Technology. The program may include lectures, tutorials, seminars and practicals. They will undertake a capstone project. Assessment will include the project and may include examinations and classwork.

Details

Academic unit Computer Science
Unit code INFO4002
Unit name Thesis B
Session, year
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Semester 1, 2021
Attendance mode Supervision
Location Remote
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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INFO3333 AND ((DATA3888 AND ((COMP3027 OR COMP3927) OR (COMP3308 OR COMP3608))) OR ((COMP3027 OR COMP3927) AND (COMP3888 OR COMP3988)) OR (ISYS3401 AND (ISYS3402 OR INFS3050) AND ISYS3888) OR (SOFT3202 AND SOFT3410 AND SOFT3888))
Corequisites
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None
Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Sue Inn Chng, sue.chng@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Honours thesis Thesis
Project work contributes to final thesis.
100% Week 13 N/A
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3

Thesis: Each report is assessed by two people who meet the following requirements:

  1. neither of them have played a supervisory role in the project
  2. at least one of them is an academic staff from the School of Computer Science (usually both examiners meet this requirement)
  3. one of them is from the area of the project and is knowledgeable about the topic of the report
  4. one of them is from outside the project topic area

Detailed information is available in Canvas

Students who commence their degree in 2019 or earlier: You need to also complete INFO4001, and the same mark applies to both INFO4001 and INFO4002. .

Students who commence their degree in 2020 or later AND are NOT enrolled in the Honours program: You need to also complete INFO4001, and the same mark applies to both INFO4001 and INFO4002. .

Students who commence their degree in 2020 or later AND are enrolled in the Honours program: You need to also complete INFO4001 and INFO4003, and the same mark applies to INFO4001, INFO4002 and INFO4003. See INFO4003 for details on the assessment. You are expected to enrol into INFO4003 in your first semester. 

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

Penalty clause:

 

For every calendar day up to and including ten calendar days after the due date, a penalty of 5% of the maximum awardable marks will be applied to late work. The penalty will be calculated by first marking the work, and then subtracting 5% of the maximum awardable mark for each calendar day after the due date. 

 

Example: Consider an assignment’s maximum awardable mark is 10; the assignment is submitted 2 days late; and the assignment is marked as 7/10. After applying the penalty, marks will be: 7 - (0.5 x 2) = 6/10. 

 

For work submitted more than ten calendar days after the due date a mark of zero will be awarded. The marker may elect to, but is not required to, provide feedback on such work. 

 

Refer to section 7A of Assessment procedures policy available at: http://sydney.edu.au/policies/showdoc.aspx?recnum=PDOC2012/267&RendNum=0

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic honesty, academic dishonesty, and the resources available to all students.

The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Weekly Project work (24 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Make an original contribution to the field
  • LO2. Carry out an extended supervised capstone project
  • LO3. Write a thesis presenting and evaluating one's original contribution, in a style suitable for the academic literature

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9
No significant changes were made to the structure of the unit.

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