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G64PRE Computer Science Technology Transfer Project
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  11/12

Total Credits: 60

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Only available to students on the MSc Computer Science and Entrepreneurship.

Taught Semesters:

Summer Assessed by end of Summer Vacation 


N14C15 Project Management 
N14G01 Creative Problem Solving 
N14G02 Finance and Accounting 
N14G03 Marketing for Entrepreneurs 

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  

The purpose of the Project is to provide the opportunity to undertake independent research into a topic appropriate to Computer Science Technology Transfer. In undertaking the project, you should draw on and extend material presented in the course. The project has several aims, beyond reinforcing information and methodology presented in the taught modules. You will gain experience by:

Projects will further enhance experience in group work.

Supervisors will be appointed the collaborating Schools. An interim report will be required by mid-march outlining the direction of the project, which will commence in June.

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:
Specific Activities are not listed

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 10 Interim Report including ethics clearance. 
Coursework 2 80 Final Report 
Presentation 1 10 Presentation 

Dr P Blanchfield
Professor T Altenkirch

Education Aims:  To enable students to understand the issues relating to the commercialisation of research and to apply suitable methodology to assess and develop novel ideas into commercially viable concepts.

Learning Outcomes:  Knowledge and Understanding Knowledge of business administration and entrepreneurial practices Elementary knowledge of business and patent law Intellectual Skills Ability to apply assessment and processes to real-life situations Transferable Skills Oral and written communication Problem Solving.

Offering School:  Computer Science

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