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COMP3200 Part III Individual Project

Module Overview

The individual project gives students the opportunity to gain both detailed knowledge and practical experience in a more focussed area than generally possible elsewhere in their degree programme. Most projects are in the nature of a challenging engineering exercise in which there is scope for flair and originality. Typically, the result of the project will be some demonstrable software and/or hardwaretogether with the supporting final report.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The subject area of your project in depth
  • The broader subject area of your project, including previous work and alternative approaches
  • The limitations of your project, and how they might be addressed in future work
  • The relationship between your project and your degree specialism (for students on specialist variant programmes only)
  • The legal, social, ethical, professional and commercial issues that are involved in your project
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Identify a suitably challenging topic for your project, with guidance
  • Identify a topic for your project that is relevant to your degree specialism, with guidance (for students on specialist variant programmes only)
  • Solve problems encountered during the course of your project
  • Study independently in order to gain specialist knowledge in the area chosen for your project
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Work independently to manage a project to completion, by carrying out reading and other research, design, planning, implementation and testing
  • Present and explain technical work, both verbally and in written form
  • Apply appropriate professional, ethical and legal practices to your work
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Analyse a problem and design a solution to that problem
  • Implement your design
  • Test your solution and evaluate its effectiveness


The topics covered on a student's project will depend on their programme of study and choice of project.

Learning and Teaching

Wider reading or practice52
Preparation for scheduled sessions12
Completion of assessment task350
Follow-up work12
Project supervision12
Total study time450

Resources & Reading list

Web pages with further information and support. 



MethodPercentage contribution
Continuous Assessment 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Set Task 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Set Task 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

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