CSC8396 : Research Project for Synthetic Biology
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Paolo Zuliani, Dr Harold Fellermann
- Owning School: Computing
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||30|
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||60|
To provide an opportunity to pursue original research.
To give experience in working independently, with a minimum of external structuring.
To apply knowledge gained from the other modules in the programme.
This module involves carrying out a substantial research project in Synthetic Biology.
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.
Following on from the production of a research proposal in CSC8390, during semester 2, students undertake the main development work for their project and produce their final dissertation. They are also required to produce a Web site about their project and demonstrate what they have achieved.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||78||5:00||390:00||Writing dissertation|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||98||5:00||490:00||Undertaking project|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||20||1:00||20:00||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||16 page Bioinformatics Journal Style Paper|
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
|Prof skill assessmnt||M||Ethics Form|
|Design/Creative proj||M||Demonstration of reproduceability|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
As a practical research module, a dissertation will assess the students’ ability to present the results of their own practical work, and to draw conclusions from this work.