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CS350 Data Science Project

CS310, CS344, CS350, CS351 - 30 CATS (15 ECTS) Terms 1,2 and 3

The format and content of modules CS310, CS344, CS350 and CS351 are currently identical.


Core - CS, CSE, DM and DS

Academic Aims

To give experience of undertaking a significant individual design and development exercise from conception through to design, implementation and delivery.

Learning Outcomes

The successful student will be experienced and empowered in undertaking significant project work in a self disciplined, organised, and professional manner from conception to documentation.


Students select a project during Term 3 of the second year by submitting an outline of the proposed project and finding an academic member of staff to supervise it. A detailed project specification is submitted during the first term. A written progress report on the current state of the project is submitted later in the first term for 5% credit (combined with the specification). A presentation of the final results of the project is given to the assessors in the second term for 15% credit. A detailed written report of the project is submitted early in third term for 80% credit. The project is not a taught module but a major design and development exercise for the student carried out under supervision.


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  • Campbell J, Speak for yourself, A Practical Guide to Giving Successful Presentations, Speeches and Talks, BBC Books, 1990.
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  • Barass R, Students must Write, A Guide to Better Writing in Course Work and Examinations, RoutledgeFarmer, 2005.
  • Cooper B M, Writing Technical Reports, Penguin Books, 1990.


Specification and Progess report (5%), Presentation (15%), Written project report (80%)


Individual tuition by chosen project supervisor, plus briefing lectures