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CM40178: Research project

[Page last updated: 20 April 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Computer Science
Credits: 30      [equivalent to 60 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 600
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Period:
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: DS 100%
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites:
Aims: To develop research skills by undertaking an original research project and interacting with other research scientists in an area related to:
1. Human computer interaction / media technology
2. Mathematical logic, symbolic computation, agents or artificial intelligence.

Learning Outcomes: A student will be able to:
1. Identify the tasks to be completed in a research project proposal, plan a scheme of work.
2. Undertake a literature search and critically evaluate the contents of this search.
3. Assemble and create the necessary software tools.
4. Carry out the research to a professional standard, interacting with colleagues and reporting the research.
5. Critically evaluate the research.
6. Demonstrate the successful completion of the research in a well-structured and coherently written dissertation,
7. Report the research to the wider research community via reports, conference participation or research journal submission.

Skills: Analytical skills (F/A), decision making (F/A), communication (F/A), communicating research analysis (F/A), project management (F/A), research analysis (T/F/A), research communication (T/F/A), research techniques (T/F/A), evaluation in complex situations (F/A), application of advanced computing tools (F/A), ethical issues (F/A), independently acquiring knowledge for continuing professional development (F).

Content: As a member of a research team, students will undertake original research in a topic related to the stream they have chosen. Research training, seminar participation training, report and journal/conference paper preparation training will be undertaken by the student.

Programme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2021

CM40178 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • USCM-AFM01 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science (Year 4)
  • USCM-AAM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Study year abroad (Year 5)
  • USCM-AKM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement (Year 5)

Notes:

  • This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2021/22.
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