Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Mutually Exclusive
It is not compatible with minor projects in either department for final year students.
Only to be taken by final year joint honours students studying Computing.

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Major project - dissertation and software  100%
Supplementary Assessment Resit failed examination and/or resubmission of failed/non-submitted coursework components or ones of equivalent value 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Review literature on a specific topic in the non-computing domain to identify the principal contemporary issues placed within the content of the prevailing theories and concepts of the (sub) discipline.

Complete a substantial piece of computing work, under the direction of supervisors but demonstrating self-discipline, organisation and initiative;

Demonstrate an ability to gain expertise in a particular area of study largely through directed study;

Produce a critical appraisal of their work, evaluating all aspects of their approach.

Brief description

This module provides a framework for bringing together both subjects in a single project, where the student builds a computing application in the domain of the other subject, or uses knowledge from the other domain to solve a computing problem.


There are 4 formal lectures associated with the project.

Written Material
Various written material giving guidance on carrying out the project, assessment issues, and the project submission is provided by the department. Students are expected to spend perhaps ten hours in an average week on the project and to see their supervisors in both departments regularly. This course is assessed on technical achievement, as evidenced by an interim report, a formal project demonstration, and a substantial written report.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Application of number is inherent in the study of Computing.
Communication This module should be beneficial to their written (dissertation) and oral (demonstration) communication skills.
Improving own Learning and Performance The student is asked to reflect on their learning and performance.
Information Technology Information technology is inherent in the study of Computing.
Personal Development and Career planning The module should help the student understand the potential of their specific degree for providing employment which bridges the two disciplines that they have chosen to study.
Problem solving Problem solving is inherent in the implementation of Computing systems.
Research skills They will need to explore and write about a domain of application for computing systems in the area of their other discipline.
Subject Specific Skills
Team work Not relevant


This module is at CQFW Level 6