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ECMM425 - Research Project for MSci Computing (2016)

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MODULE TITLEResearch Project for MSci Computing CREDIT VALUE45
MODULE CODEECMM425 MODULE CONVENERUnknown
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 12 weeks 12 weeks 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 1
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

In this module, you will be analysing and working towards the solution to a selected problem in the field of Computer Science.  This is an independent piece of work, which includes several aspects of research, implementation and analysis of the results achieved.  You will be supervised by an expert from the relevant subdiscipline. Owing to the diversity of topics where Computer Science tools and techniques can be applied, there is a wide spectrum of possibilities for project selection, as well as a broad choice of methods and techniques that may be used to solve and analyse the problem considered.

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module is intended to build on the experience gained in the project at level 3, allowing you to conduct a more advanced project, with a substantial research element. The module aims to put into practice the knowledge acquired from the taught elements of the programme and to give you experience of many aspects of research work, including literature review, planning, experimentation and analysis, interpretation of results, and presentation.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1 demonstrate knowledge of a research topic of relevance to your MSci programme, acquired through a deep and self-motivated exploration of that topic;
2 design and follow systematically the phases of research project development;
3 apply sophisticated and appropriate analysis and development techniques at each stage of a project.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
4 show familiarity with the background and context of a new application area;
5 produce full documentation as appropriate to the system and research;
6 work in an interdisciplinary area.
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:
7 conduct independent study, including library and web-based research;
8 reflect critically on processes and products;
9 plan an extended project and manage your time effectively;
10 present your work to a non-specialist audience.

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Not applicable.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 20.00 Guided Independent Study 430.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 20 Supervision
Guided independent study 430 Private study
     

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Not applicable      
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 90 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 10
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Coursework – literature review 25 10-15 pages 1,4,5,7 Written
Coursework – research talk 10 20 minutes 1,4,10 Written
Coursework – project report 65 25-30 pages 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Verbal upon request
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
All above Coursework (100%) All Completed over summer with a deadline in August
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

Re-assessment will be by resubmission of the project.  Deferred students will be able to retain the marks gained from the Literature Review and Research Talk if passed.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Dependent upon project

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE 45 ECTS VALUE 22.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Wednesday 11 November 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 20 October 2016
KEY WORDS SEARCH MSci computing projects; individual research project.