CSC8699 : Research Project and Dissertation in Cloud Computing for Big Data
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Paul Watson
- Owning School: Computing
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||70|
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.
To conduct a substantial research project in the area of the programme: Cloud Computing for Big Data.
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. As well as writing a 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||1||148:00||148:00||Preparation of web site, dissertation and oral presentation|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||100:00||100:00||Directed background reading and research for project|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||1||400:00||400:00||Work on project|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||140:00||140:00||Independent background reading and research for project|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||12||1:00||12:00||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
|Oral Presentation||20||3||M||10||20 minute oral presentation|
|Dissertation||3||M||80||Main MRes dissertation (max 75 pages)|
|Report||3||M||10||Web site showcasing MRes research|
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. The web site and oral presentation will develop skills in presenting a short summary of their work in an accessible way.