CO3012 Computer Science Project 1


CO3012 Computer Science Project 1

Credits: 20 Convenor: Dr. Y. Chen Semester: 1

Prerequisites: essential: 80 credits of second year Computer Science modules
Assessment: Written reports and lecture-style presentation of work: 100% Examination: 0%
Lectures: none Problem Classes: none
Tutorials: none Private Study: 144
Labs: none Seminars: none
Project: none Other: none
Surgeries: 6 Total: 150

Subject Knowledge

Aims

The purpose of the Computer Science Project (Modules CO3012 and CO3013) is for the student to combine skills acquired in the other Computer Science modules in the production of a suitable project. In doing this, the student will assimilate information from a variety of sources and demonstrate the ability to pursue independent study.

It is intended that the project should produce some end product for users other than the author. A collection of course exercises, a literature search or a descriptive evaluation would not be suitable.

During the first semester (CO3012), the student will establish the lines of enquiry to be followed and produce a preliminary report, demonstrating both progress to date and a detailed plan of the further steps needed to complete the work.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate that they can carry out significant background research which underpins project work; work out the nature of the deliverables to be produced; identify the specification and design issues involved; begin implementation work (if appropriate).

Methods

Individual research, meetings with supervisors.

Assessment

Marking of description, project plan, presentation, effort and interim report.

Subject Skills

Aims

To teach students scientific writing, time planning, and problem solving skills.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to produce a plan of timescales for project work. Students will also be able to prepare and deliver a lecture style presentation, and be able to produce an interim report on progress made to date and any revisions made to their original plan. They will be able to demonstrate general problem solving skills.

Methods

Individual research, meetings with supervisors.

Assessment

The assessment of CO3012 is broken down as follows:
  1. 5%: Project description document.
  2. 15%: Project plan document.
  3. 20%: Lecture-style presentation of progress to date.
  4. 55%: Interim report.
  5. 5%: Mark for student effort and participation, based on a weekly diary.

Explanation of Pre-requisites

All Computer Science students will have a common core of knowledge on which to build in the third year.

Course Description

The purpose of the Computer Science Project (Modules CO3012 and CO3013) is for the student to combine skills acquired in the other Computer Science modules in the production of a suitable project. In doing this, the student will assimilate information from a variety of sources and demonstrate the ability to pursue independent study.

It is intended that the project should produce some end product for users other than the author. A collection of course exercises, a literature search or a descriptive evaluation would not be suitable.


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