CSC8699 : Research Project and Dissertation in Cloud Computing for Big Data

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
Semester 3 Credit Value: 70
ECTS Credits: 40.0


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.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1148:00148:00Preparation of web site, dissertation and oral presentation
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading1100:00100:00Directed background reading and research for project
Guided Independent StudyProject work1400:00400:00Work on project
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision121:0012:00Supervisor meetings
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1140:00140:00Independent background reading and research for project
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Students are expected to undertake a substantial piece of work on their own with guidance from a supervisor.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Presentation203M1020 minute oral presentation
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation3M80Main MRes dissertation (max 75 pages)
Report3M10Web 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.

Reading Lists