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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

Module Aims

This module aims to give students an opportunity to gain both detailed knowledge and practical experience in a more focussed area than is generally possible elsewhere in their degree programme.

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
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
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

Syllabus

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

Learning and Teaching

TypeHours
Preparation for scheduled sessions6
Completion of assessment task86
Lecture12
Follow-up work6
Project supervision12
Wider reading or practice28
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Web pages with further information and support. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Progress Report, Final Report and Viva 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Progress Report (carried forward), Referral Report and Referral Viva 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

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