|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Survey Paper. A group survey paper of approximately 8,000 words.||60%|
|Semester Assessment||Poster. Conference type of poster representing approximately 20 hours of individual work.||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resit Assessments. Resubmission of failed/non-submitted coursework components or ones of equivalent value.||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
identify and use the main research resources that are available to software engineers
constructively participate in advanced technical debate in the field.
have a general overview of computing research and be aware of focused areas of research interest within it.
present current research at an appropriate level of detail to a technical audience.
produce a literature review (survey paper) on some current area of research.
work within a team, identifying individual strengths and weaknesses and allocating work accordingly to meet the team’s objectives.
This module focuses on current issues in computing research. The module will involve students working as a team in an examination of current research literature of interest to masters students in Computer Science. Significant emphasis is placed on student discussion and peer review.
This module focuses on current issues in the field of computing research. The module will involve students working as a team in an examination of current research literature of interest to masters students in Computer Science.
Students work together as a team to write a survey-style paper that necessitates an extensive literature and web search. They present their papers to their peers, where other students are required to prepare and ask relevant questions.
Students participate in a conference organized by the Department of Computer Science where they present posters to peers and staff. The aim is to simulate a real academic poster presentation, in which they present proposed work.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Co-ordinating with others||Students will have the opportunity for developing their team skills by working as part of a team.|
|Communication||Students are required to participate in seminars, give oral and poster presentations and a literature review.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students will use experience and discussion of their first presentations to improve subsequent ones.|
|Information Technology||Inherent in the module.|
|Personal Development and Career planning|
|Research skills||Students will be required to acquire further knowlede from journals and on-line sources for presentations, poster and literature review.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Obtaining and evaluating information sources.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7