MSc Project for Computing Science (SOCIAL) COMPSCI5098P

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Computing Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course is intended for students registered on the four year training programme 'PhD with Integrated Study in Computing Science and Psychology' as part of an early exit award only.

   

The aim of the project is to enable students to carry out a substantial, independent, individual project at level M. It will entail the development of a software product and/or the conduct of a research project. Students will submit a dissertation for assessment.

Timetable

Regular supervisory meetings to be arranged.

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

This course is assessed 100% by dissertation.

Main Assessment In: August

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

The reassessment regulations will follow: Degree of Doctor of Philosophy with Integrated Study

 

3. Assessment of Taught Courses

 

3.1 For each academic session, assessment and reassessment are, in so far as not modified by these regulations, governed by the Code of Assessment which is contained in the 'University Fees and General Information for Students' section of the University Regulations published for that session.

 

3.2 Where a candidate whose programme of study includes a 60 credit dissertation requires a higher grade in the dissertation to satisfy the requirements set out in 4.3, or 6.1 reassessment of that dissertation will be permitted on one occasion only, under such conditions as the Higher Degrees Committee or equivalent may prescribe in each particular case. There is no automatic entitlement to repeat any previous practical work associated with the dissertation or to undertake further practical work.

Course Aims

The aim of the project is to enable students to carry out a substantial, independent, individual project at level M. It will entail the development of a software product and/or the conduct of a research project. Students will submit a dissertation for assessment.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to:

1. Formulate and execute a project plan for an appropriate software development or research project;

2. Use standard methods to carry out appropriate analysis, design, implementation (including testing) and critical evaluation of a system; and/or use standard methods to conduct a research project.

3. Write a dissertation that will clearly describe the value of their project as a software product and/or research project.

4. Describe their work to both technical and non technical audiences, demonstrating software products as appropriate.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Regular attendance at supervisory meetings; demonstration of a software product or research results; submission of a dissertation.