CSC8407 : Project & Dissertation in E-Business

Semester 3 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 30.0


To provide the opportunity for students to undertake independent research in which they apply appropriate tools of analysis.

Students will conduct and report a small scale empirical or theoretical study of an e-business and information systems related topic. It also aims to develop students’ understanding of research methods and provide them the opportunity to work independently.

Outline Of Syllabus

Potential dissertation topics will be provided to students among which they would be able to select the one they are mostly interested in. Students will be given the opportunity to suggest topics, after consultation with the module leader.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion625:00310:00Writing dissertation
Guided Independent StudyProject work953:00285:00Undertaking project
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision51:005:00Supervisor meetings
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Students spend time with a supervisor for their project. Further practical work takes place during the private study hours.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation3M100Max 12,000 words
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
Description When Set Comment
Prof skill assessmntMEthics Form
Design/Creative projMDemonstration of software or presentation of research findings
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

An in-depth written report allows the student to demonstrate his/her ability to undertake independent research.

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