Credit points: 60

Subject outline

Students undertake a research project across both CSE5RTA and CSE5RTB which is the equivalent of eight or nine months of continuous work under the supervision of a member of staff. At the end of the first part of the research project (CSE5RTA), each student will produce a literature survey on a topic relevant to bioinformatics or biometric security and will also present a Final Report which identifies a proposed research topic, specifying the problems to be solved and develop a research proposal with clear goals and milestones at a seminar. It is also expected that students will obtain some primary results which will be presented in their Final Report for CSE5RTA. A list of relevant research topics is available from the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorNaveen Chilamkurti

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjects CSE5TSA and CSE5TSB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Review and evaluate relevant existing research.

Literature Survey Relevant supplementary material will be available on LMS website. Students will discuss relevant materials with their supervisor during their weekly meeting.

02. Analyse previous work in depth and formulate a problem to be researched

Literature Survey The literature survey should demonstrate a deep understanding of the research problem. This will be done by reading research articles and books on topics such as bioinformatics and biometric security.

03. Write in the academic style of the Computer Science discipline.

Literature Survey Students will deliver a 5,000 word essay at the end of the semester. Guidelines and other useful relevant supplementary material will be available on LMS website.

04. Develop a proposal and design a plan to investigate the proposal.

Literature Survey The literature survey should contain a research plan and research proposal.

05. Present academic work via an oral presentation.

Literature Survey and Final Report for RTA Oral Presentation at a seminar Students should be able to deliver an oral presentation of their survey and proposed thesis and engage in discussion with staff and fellow students.

06. Develop professional communication skills.

Students will attend a series of lectures on developing professional communication skills and will complete an assessment on professional communication skill and computer ethics.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNaveen Chilamkurti

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"One seminar per semester."

One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Report for RTA50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Literature Survey30 01, 02, 03, 04
Oral Presentation10 01, 02, 04, 05
Professional Environment10 06