Project - MSc Computer Science
The project module is worth 60 credits, i.e. it constitutes one-third of the student's effort towards MSc. It consists of the project proposal (20%) and the project report (80%).
The project module now includes a brief series of lectures giving students guidance on how to plan, organise, and execute their projects, see detailed guidelines below.
The main aims of the project are to:
- develop a systematic understanding and critical awareness of an agreed problem relevant to the programme
- plan and execute a major piece of programming work appropriate to the programme
- critically present existing approaches in the problem area, place their own approach in the wider area and evaluate their contribution
- gain experience in communicating complex ideas/concepts and approaches/techniques to others by writing a comprehensive, self-contained proposal and report.
Students are encouraged to come up with their own idea for a project. A wide range of topics is acceptable so long as there is a substantial computing content and the project is predominantly of a practical, problem-solving nature.
It is the student's responsibility to find a project supervisor: when you have an idea, even only a tentative one, approach a suitable staff member to discuss it further. If you are not sure whom to approach, discuss it with the Projects Tutor. After these discussions, you will end up with a supervisor who has some interest or expertise in the topic of your project.
All dates and timetables are listed in the programme handbooks of individual programmes.