School of Computer Science

Module 06-02637 (2017)

Project - Advanced MSc

Level 4/M

Per Kristian Lehre Semester 3 60 credits
Co-ordinator: Per Kristian Lehre
Reviewer: Peter Tino

The Module Description is a strict subset of this Syllabus Page.

Outline

Each student undertakes a piece of research work that is expected to be based on a previously completed mini-project under the supervision of a research-active member of academic staff. Students should demonstrate an ability to define aims, objectives and plans; manage their project and time; use the results of systematic literature searches and communicate in writing and verbally. There is no requirement for the main project to include development of a program. The project may be completed in industry in the form of a work placement.


Aims

The aims of this module are to:

  • allow the student to deepen their knowledge of an area of computing through individual, supervised study
  • develop research skills appropriate to the student's chosen area of computing

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

  1. define aims and objectives for a research project and propose feasible working plans to accomplish the work
  2. manage their project and their time
  3. search the literature of their topic in a systematic fashion
  4. demonstrate good written and verbal communication
  5. reach a level where they could work in their area of computing at a level appropriate to a first year research student or move into advanced work in industry

Restrictions

None


Co-requisites

  • 06-07954 - Second semester mini-project

Teaching methods

Student work and supporting supervisions

Contact Hours: Variable


Assessment

Sessional: Report, presentation or poster, and an optional project inspection at the request of the student and/or the assessors.

Supplementary (where allowed): None; the module may only be repeated.


Detailed Syllabus

Not applicable


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