Module 19009 (2011)

Syllabus page 2011/2012

06-19009
Individual Study 2

Level 4/M

Andrew Howes
10 credits in Semester 1 or Semester 2

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Essential Additional Information for Students and Supervisors, including Marksheets [2010]


Outline

This module exists to allow particularly strong students to study, at their own initiative, material that is outside what can be found in other Level M modules that are available in the School of Computer Science. Learning is by self-managed study under the direction of a supervisor (a member of the academic staff of the School). The topic for a particular student is by negotiation between the student and supervisor early in the semester.


Aims

The aims of this module are to:

  • offer a module where students can study a specific topic from any area of Computer Science up to and including current research issues
  • provide an opportunity to develop topics which were only touched upon in other modules
  • lead to an appreciation of the methods of original research
  • encourage a critical evaluation of original publications in the light of practical experience and subsequent developments
  • improve students' communication and presentation skills
  • improve students' abilities to set their own goals and pursue them according to their own timetable

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to: Assessed by:
1demonstrate detailed understanding of a topic in Computer Science including current research in the area Report, Presentation
2solve problems or engage in critical analysis of problems or issues related to a topic in Computer Science and relevant research literature Report, Presentation
3give a presentation on a topic in Computer Science appropriate to an academic audience Presentation
4write a report on a topic in Computer Science in the appropriate style for an academic audience Report

Restrictions, Prerequisites and Corequisites

Restrictions:

This module is available to students in the School of Computing Science only by prior arrangement with an academic supervisor and the Module Coordinator.

Prerequisites:

To be specified by the supervisor depending on the topic.

Co-requisites:

To be specified by the supervisor depending on the topic.


Teaching

Teaching Methods:

Independent study, tutorials

Contact Hours:

Approximately 6 hrs


Assessment

  • Sessional: 100% by continuous assessment.
  • Supplementary (where allowed): Repeat only.
  • The continuous assessment consists of 40% presentation, 60% report.

Recommended Books

None


Detailed Syllabus

Not applicable

Last updated: 12 Jun 2009

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