School of Computer Science

Module 06-07953 (2013)

First semester mini-project

Level 4/M

David Parker Semester 1 30 credits
Co-ordinator: David Parker
Reviewer: John Bullinaria

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Each student undertakes a piece of research work that can be seen as a preparation for a possible final summer project under the supervision of a research-active member of academic staff. Supervision and the written report should address the development of skills in defining aims, objectives and plans; project and time management skills; systematic literature searching and written and verbal communication skills. There is no requirement for a mini-project to include development of a program. Projects are either negotiated from a list of academic staff's interests or are developed from a student's original idea.


The aims of this module are to:

  • allow the student to deepen their knowledge of an area of computing through individual, supervised study
  • learn and develop research skills appropriate to their 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 Project report 2 manage their project and their time Meetings with project supervisor, Project report 3 search the literature of their topic in a systematic fashion Project report 4 demonstrate good written and verbal communication



Teaching methods

Student work, supporting supervisions

Contact Hours: Variable


Sessional: continuous assessment (report) (100%).

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

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