This course is the first part of the CS Honours project.
It provides preparation for completion of a supervised research project. In part 1, students carry out a preliminary literature review of the material relevant to their project, develop a research proposal and timeline and begin their research project. They summarise and discuss their proposal in an intermediate report and present a seminar.
The Honours project (part 1 and 2 together) comprises a substantial project usually involving a detailed literature review together with a theoretical and/or practical investigation of a computer science problem. Technical content will be dependent on the project undertaken.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2021
- Semester 2 - 2021
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Understand in-depth knowledge in a specific area of ICT
2. Improve communication skills
3. Improve capacity to undertake postgraduate research
Comprises planning and start of a substantial project usually involving a literature review together with a theoretical and/or practical investigation of a computer science problem. Technical content will be dependent on the project undertaken. The project work is embodied in a research report, and presented in a seminar. Additional instruction and assistance in report preparation and seminar preparation and delivery will be given.
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)  program and the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)  program.
Permission from HOD. Knowledge is as required for the project undertaken
Written Assignment: Intermediate Project Report of Proposal and Literature Review
Presentation: Presentation (seminar) of the Project Proposal and Literature Review
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Contact hours are by agreement between student and supervisor.