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G64PMI Project in the Management of Information Technology
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  13/14

Total Credits: 60

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Only available to students on the MSc Managament of Information Technology.

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Summer Assessed by end of Summer Vacation 

Prerequisites: Must be registered for MSc in Management of IT.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module involves conducting a piece of empirical, programming or library research in some depth under the supervision of a member of academic staff. Where appropriate, projects may also be conducted in conjunction with an external organisation,

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 0 weeks1 per week1 hour

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
Regular typically fortnightly) meetings with academic and(where relevant) industrial supervisors. Full-time independent field, laboratory, programming or library work throughout the summer period. 350 hours research, 100 hours writing.

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Dissertation 80 Up to 20,000 word dissertation (exc. appendices) in printed and electronic form (PDF). Any source code must also be included with electronic submission. 
Report 10 Project plan including ethics clearance. 
Presentation 1 10 Oral presentation of work and results. 

Convenor: 
Professor A Crabtree

Education Aims:  To develop students' research, library and consultancy skills. This will involve students with extensive library, presentation and report writing work. It may also involve all or some of software development, laboratory experiments, field trials and surveys, negotiations with organisations and data analysis.

Learning Outcomes:  Knowledge and Understanding Individual projects may arise from any area of the curriculum and so may address any of the knowledge and understanding outcomes. Intellectual Skills The ability to think independently while giving due weight to the arguments of others.The ability to understand complex ideas and relate them to specific problems or questions. Professional Skills Individual projects may arise from any area of the curriculum and so may address any of the professional skills outcomes. Transferable Skills The ability to solve problems. The ability to communicate effectively in writing. The ability to communicate effectively orally. The ability to organise and manage their time, including scheduling tasks and meeting deadlines. The ability to retrive informationf rom appropriate sources (e.g. Learning Resource Centre, Internet etc). The ability to reflect upon and assess their own progress, strengths and weaknesses.

Offering School:  Computer Science


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