12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
This unit is intended to provide practical experience in designing, developing and testing a non-trivial computer science project. Projects are generally software-based, although sometimes they may involve hardware development or investigation of theory. Projects cover the whole process of software (or hardware) development, from analysis through design to implementation and testing. Comprehensive written documentation on the project is required. Students are assigned in groups to a project supervisor. There are no lectures in this unit, although students will be expected to attend regular meetings with their project supervisor. The application problem will normally be drawn from the student's field of specialisation.
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- write a project proposal;
- evaluate and select research methods and techniques of data collection and analysis appropriate to a particular project;
- search, access, and analyse research literature as part of the process of developing solutions to problems;
- communicate the deliverables of the project in written and oral form;
- write a moderately detailed report explaining methodology, outlining their contributions and the contributions of others, documenting the developed project from developer and user perspectives.
Projects are assessed by individual project supervisors.
Minimum total expected workload equals 24 hours per week. Students will be expected to hold regular meetings with supervisor(s) over the course of the semester.
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