The purpose of the seminar is for you to demonstrate that you are able to communicate your knowledge and understanding of a serious piece of research or development, and can convince the audience that you are able to work towards a solution or build the required product. The seminar will be held in week 7 each semester. Details are posted on the Noticeboard each year.
The seminar should go for a approximately 30 minutes, after which the presenter will take questions from the audience; the remainder of the 45 minute time slot should be used for the supervisor and assessor to meet with and give feedback to the student (without the audience).
This advice should be used as a guide by the student. The supervisor will have final say on what duration and format is appropriate for The Seminar.
Students should attend other presentations. Each student needs to carry with them an attendance sheet to be signed by the supervisor of the seminar at the end of presentations. Students are expected to attend at least 6 seminars. You can find the attendance sheet here and submit the completed form to the CSE Student Office.
In the seminar you need to convince the audience that you:
A basic skeleton of a seminar can follow the same set of 4 tasks that were described in the Course Outline, namely:
The beginning and end of your talk should be understandable to other 4th year thesis students. The middle or main body of the talk should be targeted to academics.
Seminar - Date, Time, Location
Thesis Seminar scheduling will be available for Staff and Students in myCSE a few weeks prior to Seminar Week.
Consult the Seminar timetable on the myCSE web site at:
(Timetable released in week 6)
Your supervisor will chair the seminar (30 minutes) and the meeting afterwards (15 minutes).
Assessment Criteria: Your seminar will be assessed on the following aspects:
Thesis Part A Late Penalty