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Advances in Information Sciences and Engineering (11480.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


Possible changes to your unit's learning activities and assessment items

For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

While the University has made efforts to ensure that Unit Outlines reflect a unit’s learning activities and assessment items, any changes to Australian Government directives because of the COVID-19 pandemic may require changes to these during the semester to ensure the safety and well being of students and staff. These changes will not be updated in the published unit outline, but will be communicated to you via your unit’s UCLearn(Canvas) teaching site. Any changes made will continue to meet the unit’s learning outcomes, as described in the Unit Outline.

Unit Outlines

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  • Semester 2, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (196041) - View
  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (198630) - View
  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (192299) - View

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This unit provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in information sciences and engineering through the study of new technologies and techniques, emerging industry needs, or innovative research. The syllabus is flexible and will vary from semester to semester.

This unit is available to final-year students only, and the unit will not be available for self-enrolment. Before enrolling, students must discuss their selected topic with their Supervisor and with the Unit Convenor and have his or her enrolment approved.
This unit may be cotaught with 11526 Advances in Information Sciences and Engineering PG.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in a nominated field of engineering, business informatics, information technology, or software engineering;

2. Construct a schedule to implement and manage a small project;

3. Develop a capacity for independent work;

4. Demonstrate the capacity to communicate ideas in a professional manner, in both writing and oral presentation; and

5. Critically reflect on the knowledge and skills that were applied and gained through the conduct of the project.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

On-campus briefing sessions and mentoring: 15 hours per semester. On-campus final seminar: 2 hours per semester.


Must have passed 24 credit points and have permission from the Unit Convener to enrol.



Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

11526 Advances in Information Sciences and Engineering PG

Equivalent Units

7897 Advances in Information Sciences 1 and 7898 Advances in Information Sciences 2.

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