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Module Descriptor School of Computer Science and Statistics

Module CodeCS5E1
Module NameResearch Dissertation
Module Short TitleN/a
Semester TaughtAll year
Contact HoursN/A
Module PersonnelIndividual supervisor assigned for each project from the school staff, Coordinated by SCSS CD/D-Stream Sophister Years Coordinator
Learning Outcomes

On successfully completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Engage in a sustained piece of individual, academic research on a chosen topic within the field of computer science
  • Read widely and critically reflect on a number of pieces of written research
  • Explore varying methodological approaches and adopt the relevant approaches suitable to the topic being researched;
  • Produce a written report dissertation of publishable standard that evaluates and synthesises written materials, and displays evidence of independent research skills.
Learning Aims

Students will select and carry out an in‐depth research project which is expected to yield publishable results. Students must select the project, carry out required investigations and submit their dissertation within the academic year.

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Module PrerequisitesFirst four years of the BAI programme, or equivalent
Assessment Details

Written dissertation to be submitted and an oral examination to be held
with two examiners.
Students will be required to submit a proposal and a state‐of‐the‐art review at an early stage of the academic year

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