ELEC 6002 Master Dissertation in Neuromorphic Engineering

Credit Points 40

Description This is a 80 credit point year-long subject taken over two terms (40 credit points in each term). This subject is offered exclusively on campus for students to benefit from mentorships and regular interactions with leading researchers in the field. Students will have the opportunity to contribute towards impactful research projects, aiming at academic growth and progress. To achieve this goal, the Dissertation subject is designed for students to plan and execute a research-based project in the area of Neuromorphic Engineering. The main task in the year-long 80 credit point dissertation subject is an academic research paper that meets publishing standards and is peer-reviewed by external reviewers (getting the article published on a journal is not a completion requirement to the unit). The students shall be part of regular International Center for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) interactions, and benefit from supervisors in a discursive setting as the candidate makes progress.

School Graduate Research School

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 40cp

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Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 8123 Master of Neuromorphic Engineering

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Formulate a feasible research plan designed to enhance system capabilities compared to standard sensing frameworks
  2. Integrate supervisor feedback into research outcomes using critical reflective practice
  3. Systemically and critically analyse data and information sources that are related to the identified research question aiming to enhance the capabilities of the neuromorphic system
  4. Effectively communicate project outcomes in a final scientific presentation
  5. Compose a scientific research report that synthesises research findings in an application-centred task
  6. Produce a scientific article that meets publishing standards by integrating the theory & novel experimental findings

Subject Content

- Literature view
- Research methods
- Ethics
- Portfolio
- Data collection and analysis
- Peer review
- Oral presentation
- Practical experiments
- Writing abstract
- Writing for publication

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Proposal 1000 words or equivalent 5 N Individual
Portfolio 3000 words or equivalent 10 N Individual
Practical 3000 words 10 N Individual
Presentation 30 mins 10 N Individual
Thesis (Dissertation)* Min 10,000 words 50 Y Individual
Professional Task* 6,000 words 15 Y Individual

Teaching Periods