|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Dissertation and viva presentation, with submission compulsory by the end of September. Word limit of 20,000 words (min 10,000)||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmission of failed material in the form of the original assessment, assuming original submission by the end of September.||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
identify and document requirements for a particular type of Intelligent Autonomous System, in a research project context;
use the professional and academic literature to survey existing approaches to the construction of such a system, and define a novel approach that builds on existing approaches
develop a substantial piece of software to meet the identified requirements
design and carry out a set of validation, verification and testing activities to demonstrate that the software and/or hardware produced does indeed meet the identified requirements
critically reflect on the choice of techniques and the manner of their use, in the light of the experience gained from developing the software and/or hardware;
identify weaknesses and lacunae in the available techniques;
document all of the above to a professional, publishable standard;
communicate understanding of each of points 1-7.
Projects will be vetted for suitability by another member of staff.
There will be a strict hand-in cut-off point of the end of September following the October of entry (for full-time) and the second September following the October of entry (for part-time).
The project will also allow students to show that they can use professional and academic literature to extend their knowledge to meet the challenges of the project.
Furthermore, in their final report, they will successfully critically evaluate other people's work, and use reflections upon this to inform their own work.
As a result, the project sets out to help the students grow into a role as a researcher, and will stretch them in the skills required to fill this role.
This module is at CQFW Level 7