COMPX520-22D (HAM)

Dissertation

45 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Department of Computer Science

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Paper Description

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A directed study investigation and dissertation on an approved project or study topic under the supervision of a lecturer. Students must obtain the lecturer’s approval and signature on a Project Selection form (available from the Computer Science department office or website).
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Paper Structure

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Class attendance is expected. The course notes provided are not comprehensive, and additional material will be covered in class. You are responsible for all material covered in class.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Conduct independent research with supervision
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  • Analyse and synthesise relevant literature
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  • Develop and evaluate a solution to an identified research problem
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  • Communicate research results in a written context
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Assessment

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The assessment is based entirely on the outcomes of the project, as viewed through the dissertation.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Title, Photo, and Blurb (End of Week 2)
18 Mar 2022
11:30 PM
0
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Project proposal (End of Week 3)
0
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. In-class presentation
0
  • Presentation: In Class
4. Interim progress report (End of Week 12)
10 Jun 2022
11:30 PM
0
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Conference abstract
19 Aug 2022
11:30 PM
0
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Conference presentation
31 Aug 2022
No set time
0
  • Presentation: In Class
7. Final dissertation
31 Oct 2022
11:30 PM
100
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Other Resources

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Supporting material will be provided through Moodle, as appropriate.
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Online Support

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via Moodle
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Workload

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There is one lecture hour per week during A and B trimesters, which all students are expected to attend (although there are some weeks indicated where there is no class scheduled). Students should also arrange to meet with their supervisor at least once per week. A total of 450 hours work is expected for this paper, with the remaining time each week a mix of reading, planning, computer work and documentation, and writing for the interim report, and the dissertation.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: B+ average for 45 points of 300 Level Computer Science papers and/or permission of the Head of School.

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMP420, COMP520, MATH520, MATHS520

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