Second semester mini-project

Module Title - Second semester mini-project
Number of credits – 30

Module description 

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

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

Teaching and assessment:

Sessional: continuous assessment (report) (100%).
Supplementary (where allowed): None; the module can only be repeated.
Semester 2
Contact hours - variable