Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Only available to students visiting Aberystwyth University under the 3.5+1.5 agreement.

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture Up to 5 formal lectures
Other Students are expected to meet at least once a week with their supervisor.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Major Project, between 10,000 and 20,000words  100%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmission of failed/non-submitted coursework components  100%

Learning Outcomes

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

have completed a piece of work, under the direction of a supervisor, but demonstrating self-discipline, organisation and initiative;

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

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

Brief description

Students must complete a substantial piece of technical and written work, under the direction of a supervisor but involving self-discipline, organisation and initiative. The projects typically involve developing a piece of software from an initial statement of requirments through specification and design stages, to successful implementation and testing. For students with a suitable background the project may contain a hardware element.
The purpose of the CS39760 project is to give students the opportunity to bring together the practical skills and theoretical understanding that they have acquired from their course at their home institution.
By working on this project, the students will learn to apply and develop their skills to the selected problem and complete the project and document their progress. The students will develop a complete product from the stage of specifying requirements through to demonstrating that the product does indeed satisfy those requirements. This process involves producing appropriate documentation, including documentation of the design decisions made.


There are up to 5 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 organise their time on the project each week and to see their supevisor regularly. This course is assessed on technical achievement, as evidenced by an interim report, a mid-point demonstration, a formal project demonstration, and a substantial written report.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Application of number is inherent to the study of computing.
Communication Demonstration of project.
Improving own Learning and Performance The student is asked to reflect on their learning and performance.
Information Technology Information Technology is inherent to the study of computing.
Personal Development and Career planning The module should help the student understand the potetial uses of their degree and how to apply their skills within the UK academic environment.
Problem solving Problem solving is inherent to the implementation of computing systems.
Research skills Explanation of and writing about, a domain of application for computing systems.
Subject Specific Skills More detailed knowledge in certain subject specific skills will be developed as a result of working on the project. the skills will be different for each student.
Team work


This module is at CQFW Level 6