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COMPUTER SCIENCE HONOURS Associate Professor Dr. Stephan Chalup Computer Science Honours Coordinator Discipline of Computer Science and Software Engineering School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Room: ES227; Tel: 02 492 16080; Email: stephan.chalup@newcastle.edu.au 3 June 2014 Why doing Honours? Honours is a great degree. There are many advantages in doing Honours: “Honours” sounds good and stands for a
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  COMPUTER SCIENCE HONOURS Associate Professor Dr. Stephan Chalup Computer Science Honours Coordinator Discipline of Computer Science and Software Engineering School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Room: ES227; Tel: 02 492 16080; Email: stephan.chalup@newcastle.edu.au 3 June 2014  June 3, 2014 A presentation to CSSE undergraduates | www.newcastle.edu.au 2   Why doing Honours?   Honours is a great degree. There are many advantages in doing Honours:   “Honours” sounds good and stands for a highly respected degree. o   Only the good students can do CS Honours (entry conditions) o   One year (if fulltime) that “proves” that you are among the best students o   Improved employability o   Completes your professional CS education through higher level lectures and a project Honours thesis: Provides you with a “taste of research”. o   Opens paths to research, e.g. Masters/PhD programmes o   Provides opportunity to publish (can improve your track record for scholarship applications) o    A completed thesis shows that you possess a high degree of personal initiative and that you have acquired writing, organisational, and research skills. This is a highly desirable proof of ability for many future jobs. “  June 3, 2014 A presentation to CSSE undergraduates| www.newcastle.edu.au 3 Bachelor of Computer Science Honours Program   The CS Honours program at the University of Newcastle consists of I.) 40 Units: A major one year project COMP4251 & COMP4252 (two parts) II.) 40 Units: A combination of several directed elective courses from Computer Science, Software Engineering and other selected disciplines (details of your individual program composition have to be discussed with the Honours Coordinator) The program may be undertaken in two semester full-time or four semester part-time study and can be started at either S1 or S2. It must be completed within 3 years. http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000962.html    June 3, 2014 A presentation to CSSE undergraduates| www.newcastle.edu.au 4 Some Relevant Online Details and Policies   The new “Bachelor Honours Policy” gives general details on End-On Honours and the examination http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000990.html  Specific details for the Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) are available in the Undergraduate eHandbook and the relevant program schedule http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/10043.html  The “Research Code of Practice for Students Enrolled in Honours Degrees Guideline” is available at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000653.html 
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