School of Computer Science

Module 06-34228 (2022)

Mini Project

Level 4/M

Mark Lee Robert Hendley Semester 2 20 credits
Co-ordinator: Robert Hendley
Reviewer: Mark Lee

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Define aims and objectives for a research project and propose feasible working plans to accomplish the work
  • Manage their project and their time;
  • Search the literature of their topic in a systematic fashion;
  • Demonstrate good written and verbal communication.


Students must obtain a supervisor, and permission from the module lead before enrolling in this module.


  • 06-34239 - Research Skills, Evaluation Methods, and Statistics


  • Main Assessments: Continuous assessment (100%)
  • Supplementary Assessments: Continuous assessment (100%) over the Summer period

Programmes containing this module