Undergraduate 

Software Engineering BSc/MSci

Individual Project (H) (Single) COMPSCI4025P

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Computing Science
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

The aim of the individual project is to allow students to undertake a substantial piece of individual work, involving planning, specification, design, execution, evaluation, presentation and report-writing.

Timetable

Students have one meeting per week with their supervisors throughout the duration of the project.

Requirements of Entry

4th year entry regulations

Excluded Courses

Individual Project (H) (Combined)

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Project 100%.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

 

This report will incorporate a year of continuous work so it will therefore not be possible for students to resubmit this work.

Course Aims

The aim of the individual project is to allow students to undertake a substantial piece of individual work, involving planning, specification, design, execution, evaluation, presentation and report-writing.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

 

1. Manage and organise a large independent solo piece of work;

2. Choose among technologies, tools and approaches and apply them effectively;

3. Synthesise technical skills appropriately to address a single challenging problem;

4. Develop a substantial product which demonstrates technical achievement in computer science;

5. Appropriately evaluate the outcome of their work;

6. Conduct themselves in a professional manner, taking responsibility for the progress of the project, recording their time and effectively using their supervisor's input;

7. Write a coherent, literate dissertation that documents the project, justifies decisions made and sets their work in context;

8. Present their work orally to a technical audience, communicating their project precisely and fluently;

9. Produce concise, informative video summaries of their work.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.