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Unit information: Individual Short Project in 2020/21

Unit name Individual Short Project
Unit code COMS30044
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Hannuna
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

Completion of years 1 and 2 of Computer Science degrees or Joint Honours degree with significant Computer Science component.

Co-requisites

None.

School/department Department of Computer Science
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description

The final year project acts as a focus for the accumulated skills resulting from all other units: the overarching goal is application of those skills to a specific, significant challenge or problem. The unit offers a high degree of freedom with respect to project topic, and allows students to spend a significant amount of time and effort on something they are specifically interested in. Ideally this might act as a bridge to a career in such a topic, but will also satisfy more general, transferable learning outcomes.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Read and understood research-level material.
  2. Identify a well-motivated, scientifically interesting challenge and engage in a suitable approach to solving said challenge (e.g., developed a proof, analysed an algorithm, implemented a system).
  3. Critically evaluate their solution in a suitable manner.
  4. Present results in written and verbal form.
  5. Manage their own time, and decide their own objectives.

Teaching details

Optional workshops and tutorials with the Project Supervisor

Assessment Details

The assessed deliverable is a written thesis (100%).

Reading and References

As recommended by the Project Supervisor to suit selected project topic.

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