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CS907 - Dissertation Project

  • Module code: CS907
  • Module name: Dissertation Project
  • Department: Computer Science
  • Credit: 60

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The dissertation is intended to give students the opportunity to consolidate the knowledge that they have acquired during the first half of the MSc, and to undertake a research led project. Students are expected to carry out a significant development exercise, either in the form of a research project or a knowledge transfer project that is applying recent research and the advanced topics taught in the first half of the course. The project will require strong project management skills, problem-solving abilities, and self directed study. Although not a requirement, there is scope for industrial involvement in dissertation projects, and this is encouraged. The dissertation also provides opportunity for interdisciplinary work, again building on the the modules taught earlier in the course, and will require students to demonstrate a mature knowledge of computer science and its applications.

Principal learning outcomes

Carry out a comprehensive research project and critically interpret results in computer science and applications; Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of one area of computer science at, or approaching, the frontiers of research; Interpret and evaluate results in computer science; Demonstrate independent learning skills; Write an extended scientific report and show research skills (including the use of library and web resource s); Show good oral communication skills.

Timetabled teaching activities

All projects will be closely supervised by academics with ongoing feedback and guidance at all stages of the project from the conception to completion.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
60 CATS (Module code: CS907-60)
A1 (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 15%
Assessed Course Work 5%
Assessed Course Work 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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