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Unit of study_

INFO4994: Advanced Topics in Computer Science

This unit will cover recent topics of active and cutting-edge research within Computer Science and its related areas. The content of this unit may vary depending on the academic staff member's research expertise and/or opportunities such as a distinguished researcher visiting the University.

Code INFO4994
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. Utilise existing research databases to select research publications that are relevant to a selected research domain
  • LO2. Critique existing literature to identify the key contributions being made to the field
  • LO3. Coherently debate the merits and gaps within existing publications, providing clear evidence for the positions being taken
  • LO4. Compile views of multiple papers into a coherent survey that captures the relationships between multiple papers and potential gaps in the field
  • LO5. Apply existing tools to the management of a collection of related research publications
  • LO6. Present succinct summaries of research papers in written and oral form that capture the key elements of the papers

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.