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Department of
Computer Science
Tari Rorohiko

Computing and Mathematical Sciences

MPhil and PhD Theses

(COMP600/COMP900)

Coordinators:Ian Witten
Room: G.1.11
Phone: (07) 838 4246
Email: gradinfo@cs.waikato.ac.nz

Eibe Frank
Room: G.1.07
Phone: (07) 838 4396
Email: gradinfo@cs.waikato.ac.nz

Admissions Info:
Topic Selection:Students are to discuss with prospective supervisors a suitable topic for their thesis.
Scholarships:Students planning to enrol in PhD study may be eligible for a University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship. Other scholarships are also available.
Handing In:All completed theses are to be checked by the student's supervisor before handing in. One unbound, staple-free copy is to be handed in to the Computer Science Office (G.1.21) for copying and soft-binding. If the thesis contains any colour printed pages, then an extra three copies of each colour page will need to be handed in along with the completed thesis.

Once soft-bound the student can then pick up their thesis and submit three copies to the Postgraduate Studies Office, retaining the fourth copy for their personal library. Students need to complete the following form, available from the Postgraduate Studies Office, to submit with their thesis:

If you wish to apply for an embargo, or restriction of access to your thesis, please complete the Request for Embargo form, and return to Unilink.

After the examination process is complete and the student has made any final changes to the thesis, the thesis again needs to be handed in to the Computer Science Office (G.1.21) for copying and hard-binding. Again, if the thesis contains any colour printed pages, then an extra three copies of each colour page will need to be handed in along with the completed thesis.

Once hard-bound the student can then pick up their thesis and submit two copies to the Postgraduate Studies Office, give one to their supervisor and retain the fourth copy for their personal library. Students need to complete the following forms, available from the Postgraduate Studies Office, to submit with their final hard-bound thesis:

Students are also required to submit a digital copy of their thesis to the Library.

FAQ:How do I get a computer account?
University computer accounts are created for students as soon as they are fully enrolled. Then the Computer Science department automatically gets the account details and creates an account on our own computers. Students can then log into the computers in their lab.

How do I find out what my username and password are?
1st time users go to https://tools.its.waikato.ac.nz/newuser.html or ask the ITS Help Desk for your username. The password will be the last 8 digits of your barcode on your ID card. You can change your password once logged in.

Re-enrolled users have the same username and password as last year. If that doesn’t work then try last 8 digits of your barcode on your ID card. If that doesn’t work contact TSG Help.

How do I get a swipe card for access to the building?
See the Computer Science secretary in the Department office (G.1.21). She will give you a security swipe form, and you must then go to Security to get your card ($15 fee).

How do I get a key for my lab?
Your supervisor must inform the Computer Science secretary that you have permission to use a lab. You can then pick up a key from the Computer Science secretary or she can give you the required security form to gain swipe access.

Can I do photocopying?
PhD students and MSc students who are doing a thesis can get photocopier access loaded onto their student card. See the Computer Science secretary in the Department office (G.1.21). Students receive up to $50 of photocopying per year.

What about web access?
Once a year, when you enrol, your web account receives a $20 credit. If you run out, see your supervisor.

What about printing?
Printers in the labs are not generally charged. For printing elsewhere, your account receives some credit when you enrol ($25), just as for web access. Again, if you run out ask your supervisor.

Can I get pens, paper, and other stationary supplies?
Yes, you can get pens, pencils, paper, pads and envelopes as necessary for your work. If you're a Graduate Assistant, you can get supplies like whiteboard pens from the Tutors in R block.

What if there are problems in my lab?
See your supervisor.

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