CSC8099 : Project and Dissertation for MSc Computer Science
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Ellis Solaiman
- Owning School: Computing
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||60|
To enable students to develop and apply their software engineering skills to a substantial problem.
To provide an opportunity to pursue original research.
To give experience in working independently, with a minimum of external structuring.
Outline Of Syllabus
Students are expected to choose a project from a list offered by potential supervisors, or to propose their own project and find a suitable supervisor.
Suitable projects are likely to involve students in learning about some unfamiliar aspect of Computing Science, and applying what they've learned to a realistic problem. Students are expected to undertake a significant amount of programming as part of their project.
Students are expected to hand in a dissertation at the end of Semester 3.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||22||4:00||88:00||Writing dissertation|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||1:00||1:00||Introductory lecture|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||99||5:00||495:00||Undertaking project|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||16||1:00||16:00||Supervisor meetings|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Students are expected to undertake a substantial piece of work on their own with guidance from a supervisor.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Dissertation||3||M||100||Max 20,000 words|
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
|Prof skill assessmnt||M||Ethics Form|
|Design/Creative proj||M||Demonstration of software or presentation of research findings|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Students will work independently, while being supervised by an academic member of the School.
The project will require the students to perform research in Computing Science topics that they are not yet familiar with. The project will also provide students with opportunities to apply their newly acquired software engineering skills.