School of Computer Science

Module 06-19009 (2010)

Individual Study 2

Level 4/M

John Barnden Semester 1 10 credits
John Barnden Semester 2 10 credits
Co-ordinator: John Barnden
Reviewer: Ata Kaban

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


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:

  • demonstrate detailed understanding of a topic in Computer Science including current research in the area
  • solve problems or engage in critical analysis of problems or issues related to a topic in Computer Science and relevant research literature
  • give a presentation on a topic in Computer Science appropriate to an academic audience
  • write a report on a topic in Computer Science in the appropriate style for an academic audience

Teaching methods

Independent study, tutorials


  • Sessional: 100% by continuous assessment.
  • Supplementary: Repeat only.

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