Associate Professor Ann Nicholson
Phone: +61 3 990 55211
Fax: +61 3 990 55159
Welcome to FIT1016 Advanced project level 2 for semester 2, 2010. This is a zero-credit-point unit designed to challenge the more advanced 1st and 2nd year students in the B. Computer Science, B. Software Engineering, B. Science majoring in Computer Science, and other related double degrees. (Students from other degrees in the Faculty of IT - BBIS and BITS may also do this unit if suitable projects are offered.) Here is a chance to do something special and creative for the "honour" of it. The unit is intented to introduce students with more advanced programming skills to topics that they might not otherwise encounter until later in their courses and give them an opportunity to work on a more substantial programming project.
Students must attend a preliminary session to hear about the projects being offered, and attend a final presentation session. During semester, they may have weekly meetings with the supervisor, but the nature and duration of these meetings will be determined by the supervisor and student together.
The amount of work required will vary depending on the project and the existing knowledge and programming experience of the student, however 2-6 hrs personal study (gaining the required background knowledge, developing and implementing a solution, then writing up the project) would be a reasonable expectation.
For information on timetabling for on-campus classes please refer to MUTTS, http://mutts.monash.edu.au/MUTTS/
On-campus students should register for tutorials/laboratories using the Allocate+ system: http://allocate.its.monash.edu.au/
|1||19/07/10||Topics will be determined week by week in conjunction with your supervisor.|
|8||06/09/10||Meeting to report progress|
|Mid semester break|
*Please note that these dates may only apply to Australian campuses of Monash University. Off-shore students need to check the dates with their unit leader.
Students will need to program on a computer. The particular programming language or operating system may vary, depending on the project and the previous knowledge of the student. It would be expected that the student could complete the project in general access student labs.
Information about computer use for students is available from the ITS Student Resource Guide in the Monash University Handbook.
Study resources we will provide for your study are:
Individual supervisors will provide study resources as required by the project.
There is also a Moodle site for this unit.
To pass a unit which includes an examination as part of the assessment a student must obtain:
If a student does not achieve 40% or more in the unit examination or the unit non-examination total assessment, and the total mark for the unit is greater than 50% then a mark of no greater than 49-N will be recorded for the unit.
To complete the project, the student must:
Assignment coversheets are available via "Student Forms" on the Faculty website: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/
You MUST submit a completed coversheet with all assignments, ensuring that the plagiarism declaration section is signed.
Assignment submission and return procedures, and assessment criteria will be specified with each assignment.
Assignment submission and preparation requirements will be detailed in each assignment specification. Submission must be made by the due date otherwise penalties will be enforced. You must negotiate any extensions formally with your campus unit leader via the in-semester special consideration process: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/equity/special-consideration.html.
Please make every effort to submit work by the due dates. It is your responsibility to structure your study program around assignment deadlines, family, work and other commitments. Factors such as normal work pressures, vacations, etc. are not regarded as appropriate reasons for granting extensions. Students are advised to NOT assume that granting of an extension is a matter of course.
Students requesting an extension for any assessment during semester (eg. Assignments, tests or presentations) are required to submit a Special Consideration application form (in-semester exam/assessment task), along with original copies of supporting documentation, directly to their lecturer within two working days before the assessment submission deadline. Lecturers will provide specific outcomes directly to students via email within 2 working days. The lecturer reserves the right to refuse late applications.
A copy of the email or other written communication of an extension must be attached to the assignment submission.
Refer to the Faculty Special consideration webpage or further details and to access application forms: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/equity/special-consideration.html
Students can expect assignments to be returned within two weeks of the submission date or after receipt, whichever is later.
Types of feedback you can expect to receive in this unit are:
Please visit the following URL: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/appendix.html for further information about: