This unit introduces students to a variety of topics outside the curriculum, and provides an opportunity to write programs (or, rarely, to build hardware) in an area of interest to the student and the School. The subject operates in an informal manner, and the programming tasks are designed to be interesting and challenging to advanced students. Students will typically meet with their supervisor on a weekly basis and in addition to demonstrating the results of their project, they will also give an oral presentation.
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 a week (gaining the required background knowledge, developing and implementing a solution, then writing up the project) would be a reasonable expectation.
At the completion of this unit students will:
Assessment is based entirely on a demonstration of the students project work, which will include oral discussion of the concepts and skills learned. The unit is Pass Grade Only.
|Assessment Task||Value||Due Date|
|Final presentation||Last week of semester (TBA)|
|Final demonstration||By the end of semester|
|Final report||End of semester|
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|0||No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0|
|1||Information Session Room 135, Blg 26, Wed 27th, 3pm||Project preference email due to Ann.Nicholson@monash.edu by 5pm Friday|
|2||Project allocations made by Tues 2 August||First meeting with supervisor should be held this week|
|7||Progress Meeting (date TBA): students to give a brief update to Unit coordinator and other students on their project and progress to date|
|12||Final presentations (date TBA); Final report due Friday week 12, but a later date may be negotiated between student and supervisor|
|SWOT VAC||No formal assessment is undertaken in SWOT VAC|
|Examination period||LINK to Assessment Policy: http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/
*Unit Schedule details will be maintained and communicated to you via your MUSO (Blackboard or Moodle) learning system.
It is a University requirement (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/education/conduct/plagiarism-procedures.html) for students to submit an assignment coversheet for each assessment item. Faculty Assignment coversheets can be found at http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/. Please check with your Lecturer on the submission method for your assignment coversheet (e.g. attach a file to the online assignment submission, hand-in a hard copy, or use an online quiz).
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.
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Key educational policies include:
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