Department of Computing
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
MSc Dissertation, Project, Independent Study Overview
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General Process for Taking COMP5940 Dissertation
General Process for Taking COMP5933 Project
General Process for Taking COMP5923 Independent Study
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General Process for Taking COMP5940 Dissertation
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Research project leads to dissertation
Need to find a supervisor to decide a research topic
Meet with supervisor regularly (e.g. bi-weekly)
Expected to study independently
Expected duration: 2 semesters, can petition for extension
Details on the syllabus:
http://www.comp.polyu.edu.hk/filemanager/en/content_189/
COMP5940.pdf
Suggested topics: https://intranet.comp.polyu.edu.hk
Dissertation/Project/Independent Study
 Suggested Topic for Independent Study/Project
/Dissertation for Programmes MScIS/IT/ST/EC
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General Process for Taking COMP5940 Dissertation
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Key Dates: https://intranet.comp.polyu.edu.hk
Dissertation/Project/Independent Study
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◦ Dissertation
Key Dates corresponds to the following critical steps of taking
COMP5940
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Submission of
Submission of
Submission of
Submission of
Submission of
Presentation
“Form of Confirmation”
project proposal
mid-progress report
first draft (of your dissertation)
final draft (of your dissertation)
Extension Petition
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General Process for Taking COMP5940 Dissertation
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Forms for corresponding steps are available at:
https://intranet.comp.polyu.edu.hk
Dissertation/Project/Independent Study
 Forms: Dissertation:
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Form of Confirmation
Dissertation Proposal Form
Dissertation Submission Form
Dissertation Submission Form for 61030 student
Supervisor Approval For Binding
Undertaking to Accompany Library Copy of Dissertation
Statement of Authorship
Turn-it-in Report, see Handbook Chapter 4.
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General Process for Taking COMP5940 Dissertation
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MUST read “Handbook (Dissertation, Project, Independent
Study) for MSc Programme at COMP”
https://intranet.comp.polyu.edu.hk
Dissertation/Project/Independent Study
 Handbook
◦ Chapter 1, Chapter 2.1, Chapter 3, Chapter 4
◦ Appendix I, II, III
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MUST read assessment guideline
https://intranet.comp.polyu.edu.hk
Dissertation/Project/Independent Study
 Assessment Guideline for Independent
Study/Project/Dissertation for MScIS/IT/ST/EC
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General Process for Taking COMP5933 Project
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Individual or group (up to 4 members) project
Need to find a supervisor to decide a research topic
Meet with supervisor regularly (at least bi-weekly)
Expected to carry out assigned sub-task independently
Expected duration: 2 semesters.
Details on the syllabus:
http://www.comp.polyu.edu.hk/filemanager/en/content_189/
COMP5933.pdf
Suggested topics: https://intranet.comp.polyu.edu.hk
Dissertation/Project/Independent Study
 Suggested Topic for Independent Study/Project
/Dissertation for Programmes MScIS/IT/ST/EC
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General Process for Taking COMP5933 Project
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Key Dates: https://intranet.comp.polyu.edu.hk
Dissertation/Project/Independent Study
 Key Dates
◦ Project
Key Dates corresponds to the following critical steps of taking
COMP5940
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Submission of “Form of Confirmation”
Submission of project proposal
Submission of first draft
Submission of final report
Oral examination and presentation
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General Process for Taking COMP5933 Project
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Forms for corresponding steps are available at:
https://intranet.comp.polyu.edu.hk
Dissertation/Project/Independent Study
 Forms: Project:
◦ Form of Confirmation
◦ Turn-it-in Report, see Handbook Chapter 4.
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General Process for Taking COMP5933 Project
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MUST read “Handbook (Dissertation, Project, Independent
Study) for MSc Programme at COMP”
https://intranet.comp.polyu.edu.hk
Dissertation/Project/Independent Study
 Handbook
◦ Chapter 1, Chapter 2.2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4
◦ Appendix I, II, III
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MUST read assessment guideline
https://intranet.comp.polyu.edu.hk
Dissertation/Project/Independent Study
 Assessment Guideline for Independent
Study/Project/Dissertation for MScIS/IT/ST/EC
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General Process for Taking COMP5923 Independent Study
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Individual study
Need to find a supervisor to decide a research/study topic
Expected duration: 1 semester.
Details on the syllabus:
http://www.comp.polyu.edu.hk/filemanager/en/content_189/
COMP5923.pdf
Suggested topics: https://intranet.comp.polyu.edu.hk
Dissertation/Project/Independent Study
 Suggested Topic for Independent Study/Project
/Dissertation for Programmes MScIS/IT/ST/EC
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General Process for Taking COMP5923 Independent Study
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Key Dates: https://intranet.comp.polyu.edu.hk
Dissertation/Project/Independent Study
 Key Dates
◦ Independent Study
Key Dates corresponds to the following critical steps of taking
COMP5940
◦ Submission of “Form of Confirmation”
◦ Submission of report
◦ Oral examination and presentation if required
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General Process for Taking COMP5923 Independent Study
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Forms for corresponding steps are available at:
https://intranet.comp.polyu.edu.hk
Dissertation/Project/Independent Study
 Forms: Independent Study:
◦ Form of Confirmation
◦ Turn-it-in Report, see Handbook Chapter 4.
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General Process for Taking COMP5923 Independent Study
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MUST read “Handbook (Dissertation, Project, Independent
Study) for MSc Programme at COMP”
https://intranet.comp.polyu.edu.hk
Dissertation/Project/Independent Study
 Handbook
◦ Chapter 1, Chapter 2.3, Chapter 3, Chapter 4
◦ Appendix I, II, III
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MUST read assessment guideline
https://intranet.comp.polyu.edu.hk
Dissertation/Project/Independent Study
 Assessment Guideline for Independent
Study/Project/Dissertation for MScIS/IT/ST/EC
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