• Seminar on "How to write a good thesis?"

    Posted by Chun Tung Chou Tuesday 16 August 2022, 11:39:43 AM, last modified Tuesday 30 August 2022, 04:02:25 PM.

    Dear All, A quick update to let you know that, due to speaker availability, the seminar will now be at 1pm on the same date (Thur 8 Sept).


    We would like to invite you to attend a seminar on "How to write a good thesis?" The seminar will be given by Prof. Gernot Heiser who is an award winning professor from CSE and whose work has been used in billions of devices worldwide. It will be an hybrid event at 11am on Thur 8 Sept (Week 0 of Term 3). The physical location will be Room 113 (Level 1 Seminar Room) in the CSE K17 building. A Zoom link will be provided closer to the date. The seminar will be recorded. I would like to ask you to mark this event in your calendar.

  • Thesis A Report submission

    Posted by Jing Hsu Tuesday 02 August 2022, 09:48:59 AM.

    Dear Thesis A Students,

    Hope your thesis is going well.

    In Week 11, you are required to submit your Thesis A report.

    The word and latex templates can be found under the week 3 category.

    Key facts about your report:

    • Worth 75% of your thesis A total result.
    • Only a PDF file is accepted.
    • Submit the report in TMS by 10pm 10th August Wednesday Week 11 (firm). If you cannot submit it by the deadline due to some valid reasons, contact me for an extension ( Supervisor approval email required ).

    If you have further information to be included, please let me know. Thanks.


    Dr. Jing Hsu, CSE Thesis Administrator

  • Thesis A Presentation guide

    Posted by Jing Hsu Monday 11 July 2022, 05:14:38 PM.

    Dear Thesis A Students,

    In Week 8, you are required to give a presentation about your thesis project. Please schedule a time in Week 8 for the presentation with your supervisor and assessor. Although no other attendees are required, it is good to have relevant people who are interested in your project, to attend your presentation so that you can get more feedback.

    Due to Covid-19, you can do the presentation online. We recommend Microsoft Teams which is included in UNSW office 365 and can be login by using your zpass.

    You can also discuss with you supervisor and assessor to choose another online meeting software, such as skype, google meeting, and zoom…

    Key facts about your presentation:

    • Worth 25% of your Thesis A final result.
    • Follow the Marking Criteria and Assessment Components to prepare your presentation .
    • Organise the time/date yourself with supervisor and assessor
    • A 45-minute demonstration about your Thesis A topic and the plan (including talk/demo, Q&A, debrief with supervisor/assessor)
    • Submit the presentation slides on TMS by 10pm 24th July Sunday Week 8 (firm) . If you cannot submit it by the deadline due to some valid reasons, contact me for an extension (supervisor approval must be provided). You can also make an application through special consideration portal with support documents.

    One IMPORTANT thing to note:

    If you cannot find a suitable time to do the presentation in week 8, you can do it later, but you MUST submit your slides by the due date. Otherwise, you will get the late penalty .

    If you have further information to be included, please let me know. Thanks.

    Good luck with the presentation.

    Dr. Jing Hsu, CSE Thesis Admin

  • Recording of the Introduction to Thesis Talk

    Posted by Chun Tung Chou Thursday 26 May 2022, 12:22:22 PM.

    A recording of the Introduction of Thesis talk is now available on the course website under Week 0. A direct link is here .

  • Thesis Topic Registeration

    Posted by Jing Hsu Wednesday 25 May 2022, 01:58:18 PM.

    Dear Thesis A students,

    By the end of Week 1, you need to register your thesis topic details and set up a thesis project (project = topic + you + supervisor + assessor).

    IMPORTANT: students without a topic by this deadline will be asked to discontinue Thesis A and try again next term.

    Before registering your topic, you need to contact potential supervisors and get acceptance from a supervisor, who provide the topic and nominate an assessor for your thesis.

    Then you can register the topic in Thesis Management System (TMS): .

    • The supervisor creates the topic and adds an assessor for the project.
    • You can find the topic in TMS and apply for it.
    • Your supervisor accepts you in TMS.

    If your supervisor haven't put their topic there, you should ask them politely to add their topic to the thesis system.

    If a topic in TMS is not available to apply, please send me the accept email from your supervisor and the topic name or link, then I can make it available or allocate it to you.

    Best Regards,

    Dr. Jing Hsu, CSE Thesis Admin

  • Thesis talk (Slides and "Take two")

    Posted by Chun Tung Chou Wednesday 25 May 2022, 12:55:15 PM.

    The slides for this morning's "Introduction to Thesis" talk is available at the Thesis A website : Go to week-by-week in the menu and you will find it under Week 0.

    Unfortunately I forgot to do a recording this morning. So I will give the talk once more ("Take two") at 11am on Thur 26 May. The Zoom link for this talk is available here (login required). If this morning's time was not good for you, you can attend tomorrow morning. Hope to see some of you tomorrow online. Well, pray that I will remember to record this time.

    A key point in this morning's talk is that you should try to find a topic and supervisor. For this, you can use the database at the Thesis Management System to view a list of available topics.

  • Welcome to Thesis A!

    Posted by Chun Tung Chou Monday 23 May 2022, 09:22:41 AM.

    Welcome to Thesis A for 22T2!

    I hope you're excited to start Thesis A as it heralds, for most of you, the beginning of your last year of your degree.

    My name is Chun Tung Chou and I am the convenor for CSE Research Thesis. I am writing to tell you some important information about Thesis A.

    • Thesis A does not use Moodle. Its web site is at: . You will find the course outline, marking criteria and resources to help you to work on your Thesis A.
    • If you have not already found a supervisor, please visit the Thesis Management System (TMS) to browse through the thesis topics. You should use the TMS to nominate your thesis topic. Note that we have ceased using the Moodle thesis topic database.
    • I will be giving an online talk on Wednesday 25 May at 11am on "Introduction to Thesis" which tells you about the mechanics of Thesis A/B/C and to give you some general tips on how to succeed in your Thesis. The Zoom link is here (login required). I look forward to seeing you online on Wednesday. The talk will be recorded and will be made available.

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