Total Credits: 60
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Only available to students on the MSc Information Technology.
|Summer||Assessed by end of Summer Vacation|
Prerequisites: Must be registered for MSc in IT.
Summary of Content: This module involves conducting a piece of practical research. This research will be of some depth, and carried out 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:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||0 weeks||1 per week||1 hour|
Method of Assessment:
|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.|
Professor A Crabtree
Education Aims: To develop students research and development skills. This will involve software design, development or evaluation work. There will also be a development of library, report-writing and presentation skills.
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 areas 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 retrieve information from 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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