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Unit information: Individual Short Project in 2015/16

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Unit name Individual Short Project
Unit code COMS30501
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Professor. Gough
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of Computer Science
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

The individual project provides students with the opportunity to carry out an extended investigation into a computer science problem. It allows students to develop their skills in researching and investigating a topic, in writing a detailed report and in the giving of verbal presentations. The student selects a topic area covered by one of the research groups in the department, formulates a project and then finds a member of staff to supervise it. The project will normally require the specification, design and implementation of a substantial piece of software.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Successful completion of the unit will enable you to: familiarise yourself with a research area, and to perform a search of the relevant scientific literature; formulate objectives of the investigation; work independently and apply professional skills; integrate relevant existing tools and algorithms; be innovative in a scientific or technical sense; present your results in a convincing way, both in writing and verbally.

Teaching Information

You proceed on the project under the guidance of your supervisor. The nominal load is 200 hours.

Assessment Information

100% coursework