Module 19009 (2011)

Syllabus page 2011/2012

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]


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.


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


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


To be specified by the supervisor depending on the topic.


To be specified by the supervisor depending on the topic.


Teaching Methods:

Independent study, tutorials

Contact Hours:

Approximately 6 hrs


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

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Detailed Syllabus

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Last updated: 12 Jun 2009

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