School of Computer Science

Module 06-15506 (2011)

Individual Study 1

Level 3/H

Andrew Howes Semester 1 10 credits
Andrew Howes Semester 2 10 credits
Co-ordinator: Andrew Howes
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 to a point where current research issues can be understood
  • provide an opportunity to develop topics which were only touched upon in other modules
  • lead to an appreciation of the methods of original research, and inculcate an interest in pursuing postgraduate education
  • 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
  • solve problems or engage in critical analysis of problems or issues related to a topic in Computer Science
  • 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: Continuous assessment (100%).
  • Supplementary: Repeat only.

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