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COMP3931 Individual Project

40 creditsClass Size: 250

Module manager: Dr David Head

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The individual project is the culmination of three years of computer science studies and provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate a mastery of the subject. This module will see students complete a significant research and/or development project related to their degree programme. This module will also see students apply their analysis and evaluation skills to their chosen project in addition to considering the legal, social, ethical and profession components of the project.This module requires students to work alongside academics, in a supervisee/supervisor relationship, to choose and shape the project. Some projects are offered in collaboration with industry which contributes towards commercial awareness.


This module will provide students with the opportunity to consolidate three years of computer science studies.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module a student will have demonstrated the ability to:

- work independently (under supervision of an academic) to complete a significant individual piece of work which meets a real world need through the application of innovation and/or creativity in an appropriate field relevant to their degree programme.
- consider legal, ethical, social and professional issues concerning their project.
- evaluate reflectively their own performance on the project and identify their strengths and weaknesses as professional computer science practitioners.
- apply pratical and analytical skills to synethesize information and provide a quality solution accompanied by an evaluation.


This module covers the following 3 topic areas:

- Academic Skills : finding, reading and analysing scholarly publications, evaluating sources,
- Professional Skills : independent working, project management, oral/written communication and reflective learning. Legal, ethical, social and professional issues.
- Project specific knowledge and skills : knowledge and skills specific to the domain of the project.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Supervision Meetings221.0022.00
Private study hours371.50
Total Contact hours28.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)400.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Project Aims and Minimum Requirements;
- Mid-Project Report;
- Progress Meeting;
- Regular meetings with supervisor(s).

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentDissertation100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 15/03/2022 16:12:19


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