Module Title - Project
Number of credits – 60

Module description 

Each student undertakes a piece of research work that is expected to be based on a previously completed mini-project under the supervision of a research-active member of academic staff. Students should demonstrate an ability to define aims, objectives and plans; manage their project and time; use the results of systematic literature searches and communicate in writing and verbally. There is no requirement for the main project to include development of a program. The project may be completed in industry in the form of a work placement.

The aims of this module are to:

  • allow you to deepen their knowledge of an area of computing through individual, supervised study
  • develop research skills appropriate to your chosen area of computing

On successful completion of this module, you 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
  • reach a level where they could work in their area of computing at a level appropriate to a first year research student or move into advanced work in industry

Teaching and assessment:

Sessional: Report, presentation or poster, and an optional project inspection at the request of the student and/or the assessors.
Supplementary (where allowed): None; the module may only be repeated.
Semester 3