CSC8625 : Group Project in Cloud Computing for Big Data

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


Learn how to work in a small, inter-disciplinary team to tackle a non-trivial data analysis problem.

Improve practical data handling and statistical analysis skills.

Develop reporting and presentation skills.

Outline Of Syllabus

Each small group will be allocated a distinct big data analysis problem. Each project will require a combination of computational and statistical modelling skills.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion160:0060:00Writing up of group project and preparation for group presentation
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading120:0020:00Preparation for the project
Guided Independent StudyProject work1100:00100:00Work on group project
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity13:003:00Group presentations
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery91:009:00Regular help session
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision81:008:00Weekly progress review and discussion
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Students will develop: teamwork and communication skills through group learning; presentation skills through giving presentations; computational and statistical writing skills through private study, group learning and writing a report. The nature of the projects will allow students to consolidate their learning from the previous taught modules, and to begin to develop specialised knowledge and practical skills in the analysis and interpretation of Big Data.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M80Maximum 30 page report prepared by each group, typically accompanied by additional material on-line.
Prof skill assessmnt1M20Powerpoint slides. Group activity to which each member is expected to contribute equally.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The presentations and reports will assess students' individual and team-working skills in computational and statistical presentations and writing.

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