School of Computer Science

Module 06-07954 (2014)

Second semester mini-project

Level 4/M

Behzad Bordbar Semester 2 30 credits
Co-ordinator: Behzad Bordbar
Reviewer: John Bullinaria

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


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.

Detailed Syllabus

Not applicable

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