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COMP8058 - Computer Science Project

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Title:Computer Science Project
Long Title:Computer Science Project
Module Code:COMP8058
 
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Computer Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: TIM HORGAN
Module Author: Larkin Cunningham
Module Description: This module develops within the learner the knowledge, know-how and skills, and competences required to successfully complete a computer science project in accordance with an approved plan. The module requires the learner either individually or as part of a team to develop, implement and critically assess a detailed methodology to address a defined problem within a prescribed time-frame. The learner is expected to be self motivated whilst working under direction of a project supervisor and to communicate the process and outcomes of their work in a style and manner appropriate for professional practitioners in the discipline.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Undertake a comprehensive review of relevant and appropriate literature to determine current knowledge in the project area.
LO2 Review suitable methodologies with the aim of selecting and adapting an appropriate methodology for a computer science project.
LO3 Develop a project plan that will meet the needs of identified stakeholders.
LO4 Systematically review and adapt the methodology in response to practical, real-world constraints.
LO5 Use appropriate written and oral communication skills required of the professional practitioner to convey the underlying message of the project.
LO6 Critically assess the project outcomes.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Literature Review
Gather, critically analyze and reference research and other appropriate literature in the areas of computer science covered as part of the course.
Core Problem
Formulate the core research question(s) to be addressed by the project.
Development of Methodology
Formulate and assess viable methodologies and technologies to address the identified research question(s) with a view to identifying the most appropriate methodology and technology(ies).
Project Planning & Implementation
Supervised self-directed learning, utilizing the identified methodologies and technologies, that addresses the learning outcomes specified for the module and which draws on the curriculum content as a whole.
Written Report
Write a professional report in a manner appropriate to the discipline.
Oral Presentation
Making an oral presentation on the undertaken project and its research outcomes.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Interim written report with project plan and outline of initial literature review and progress made towards the development of a methodology or analysis and design. 1,2,3 20.0 Week 5
Presentation Oral and / or poster presentation on the project. 1,2,3,4,5,6 20.0 Sem End
Written Report Comprehensive written report detailing and assessing research outcomes and / or analysis and design of the project. 1,2,3,4,5,6 30.0 Sem End
Other Mark associated with initiative, decision making, application and demonstration / performance / implementation of project outcomes. 1,2,3,4,5,6 30.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Supervision provided by regular meetings with project supervisor. 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent research and development. 13.5 Every Week 13.50
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Supervision provided by regular meetings with project supervisor. 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent research and development. 13.5 Every Week 13.50
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Bryan Greetham 2014, How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation, 2nd ed. Ed., Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 9781137389763]
  • Gary Thomas 2011, Doing Research, Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 9780230290167]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Kate Williams 2013, Planning Your Dissertation, Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 9781137327949]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_KCMSD_8 Higher Diploma in Science in Cloud & Mobile Software Development 2 Mandatory
CR_KCLCO_8 Higher Diploma in Science in Cloud Computing 2 Mandatory

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