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CSC8410 Independent Studies in Computing/Mathematics/Statistics A

Semester 1, 2022 Online
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Examiner: Xiaohui Tao


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MSCN or MCTN


This course exists to satisfy the need for some flexibility in Masters Programs in Computing, Mathematics and Statistics to cater for the widely varying interests and chosen specialisations of students.

The course provides the opportunity for a student to pursue an area of study that will complement the other studies in the student's program. Typically, the course will consist of specialised investigations extending knowledge and skills in a certain area. The studies could involve, for example, directed readings, extension of a project (where appropriate), or some other approved activity which would complement the student's studies in the program. Enrolment in this course is only available to students in Masters and some other Postgraduate programs and such enrolment requires the permission of the Program Director before enrolling.

Course learning outcomes

On completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and apply advanced knowledge and skills in the selected study area.


Description Weighting(%)
1. No specific topics can be listed as the content of the course may vary from student to student. Assessment for the course will also vary according to the nature of the study undertaken by each student. By the end of the third week of semester, the student and supervisor will provide to the Examiner for approval by the Associate Dean:
  • an outline of the study
  • the objectives of the study
  • the format, timing and weighting of the assessment items for the study
  • a statement about attendance requirements
  • for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily
  • the method to combine assessment results to attain final grade
  • examination information
  • examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held
  • any other requirements deemed necessary by the Examiner.

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

To be advised by the student's supervisor.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Problem Solving 1 No 50 1
Assignments Written Problem Solving 2 No 50 1
Date printed 10 February 2023