School of Computer Science

Module 06-18159 (2019)

Project (CompSci - 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.


This module enables the student to demonstrate professional competence in a substantial software-related task and to apply material learned in other components of the degree programme. Projects are chosen from staff suggestions or are developed from the student's original idea. The project may be completed in industry in the form of a work placement.


The aims of this module are to:

  • allow students to carry out a substantial task of their own choosing, in an area appropriate to their degree programme
  • allow students to demonstrate their competence as computing professionals, and to apply what they have learnt in the other components of their degree programme
  • facilitate independent work on a substantial individual software project, including background research and project management

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. carry out a substantial individual software-related task, including appropriate background research, demonstrating a professional approach
  2. work independently, prioritising different components of the work and managing a large project effectively
  3. present work undertaken both orally and in a formal project report, justifying decisions taken and evaluating outcomes


No formal corequisites.

Programme regulations specify the conditions under which MSc students may proceed to the software project.

Teaching methods

Students work independently with an appointed supervisor.

Contact Hours: About 10


Sessional: Demonstration, project report (used in combination with no fixed division of marks).

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

Detailed Syllabus

Not applicable

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