This is a self-study module that aims to develop the skills required for researching, writing and presenting a report on some aspect of Operational Research/Data and Decision Analytics.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Search for information about a particular topic in the academic literature
- Understand how to structure a report on a technical topic
- Give a presentation on a technical topic
Students undertake a literature study on a topic in OR of their own choice, firstly as a group on a general level and secondly undertaking a more detailed individual study. They are required to produce an individual written report and to participate in a short group oral presentation of their work. A lecture is given on the following topics:
- How to write an OR/DDA report
- Library skills
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
This is a self-study module; therefore, the majority of work will be carried out by students independently. In addition, students will be given 4 hours of briefings/lectures.
|Total study time||75|
Group presentation on a topic of the students' choosing on a technique or application area of OR/DDA.
Written report - individual report on a topic of the student’s choosing on a technique or application area of OR/DDA.
If the Oral presentation was previously done, the mark is retained, at 20%, with a written report 80%. If the presentation was not previously done, a written report only is assessed at 100%.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
An internal repeat is where you take all of your modules again, including any you passed. An external repeat is where you only re-take the modules you failed.
Repeat type: Internal & External