Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Available all semesters
Mutually Exclusive
Only available to students registered for the MSc in Computer Science in Singapore.
Successful completion of all other modules; see regulations.

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Dissertation:  100%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmission under University Guidelines 

Learning Outcomes

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

carried out a comparatively small scale piece of computing work, independently;

been informed in their approach to this work by the available literature

thought critically about their work;

analysed and described the work in a clear and well written dissertation.

Brief description

The purpose of the project, on which the dissertation is based, is to demonstrate that the student has acquired the ability to undertake and satisfactorily complete a major piece of work in computing.


The aim of the MSc project is to demonstrate that students can:

  • bring together the knowledge acquired from the various modules in the programme and apply it to a major task;
  • use the professional and academic literature to extend their knowledge to meet the challenges of the project;
  • critically evaluate other people's work and their own.

Reading List

Recommended Background
J A Sharp and K Howard (1996) The Management of a Student Research Project 2nd Gower,Aldershot Primo search
Recommended Text
Frank Bott (1999) MSc in Computer Science: Guidelines for Projects and Dissertations Computer Science Dept, UWA Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 7