HRC416 Computing Honours Project/Dissertation (16)

This subject develops advanced knowledge and practice of research methodologies and data analysis in the beginning stages of an information technology project. Students will develop cognitive and technical skills required in the design and development of research practice, experimental techniques, and literature review practices to demonstrate a broad understanding of applicable practices to the discipline. Students will start to develop communication techniques to disseminate their findings to a variety of audiences.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRC416. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Available only to students enrolled in Bachelor of Computing (Honours).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify a research problem in the computing discipline that is current and significant;
  • be able to critically review, appraise and synthesise academic literature relevant to the chosen research problem;
  • be able to design, plan and initiate a research project through identification of appropriate methodologies, ethical and cultural considerations;
  • be able to reflect on the research process and progress; and
  • be able to communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Individual research project appropriate to prerequisite studies completed by the student and limited to the computing discipline.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.