COMPX591-20I (HAM)

Dissertation

30 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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Viewing of all recorded lectures is expected. The course notes provided are not comprehensive, and additional material will be covered. You are responsible for being familiar with all material covered.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course 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. Project proposal
24 Jul 2020
No set time
0
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Project presentation
0
  • Other:
3. Interim report
16 Oct 2020
No set time
0
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Conference presentation
8 Feb 2021
No set time
0
  • Presentation: In Class
5. Final dissertation
26 Feb 2021
No set time
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 recorded lecture lecture per week during 2020B, which all students are expected to view. 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)

Permission of the Head of School.

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMP591

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