Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Single Semester Major Project for 3.5+1.5 Scheme Only
Academic Year
Semester 2
Only available to students visiting Aberystwyth University under the 3.5+1.5 agreement.
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
This is the only CS module that the students will take. It is therefore incompatable with all other modules.
Reading List

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Written report  Written report and associated technical work, practical demonstration plus initiative.  95%
Semester Assessment Mid-Term Practical Demonstration  5%
Supplementary Assessment Written report  Written report and associated technical work, practical demonstration plus initiative.  100%

Learning Outcomes

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

Demonstrate the ability to analyse a problem, develop an approach to investigate or solve that problem and complete a piece of work under the direction of a supervisor, but demonstrating self-discipline, organization and initiative.

Demonstrate the ability to gain experience in a particular area, largely through self-directed study.

Demonstrate the ability to independently apply the key achievements of their degree studies.

Produce a critical written and verbal 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 requirements through specification and design stages, to successful implementation and testing. For students with a suitable background the project may contain a hardware element. Other projects may research technical areas and develop software and processes to assess those areas.

The purpose of this 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, 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. Research focused projects will


The 3.5+1.5 agreement allows students from an overseas institution to take a major project module with the department as part of their home institution’s undergraduate scheme. This module is required to allow registration of these students. Academically, the module introduces the students to the academic procedures and requirements in a UK university. This module will prepare the students for progression to a taught masters course within the department, subject to successful completion of this module


There are up to 10 lectures associated with the project.

Various written materials will be provided, giving guidance on carrying out the project, assessment issues, and the project submission. Students are expected to organise their time on the project each week and to see their supervisor regularly. This course is assessed on technical achievement, as evidenced by demonstrations, the technical work and results, together with 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 This module should help the students understand the potential of their specific degree for providing employment, and provide them with significant material for their portfolios.
Problem solving Application of number is inherent in the study of Computing.
Research skills They will need to explore and write about a domain of application for computng systems
Subject Specific Skills
Team work


This module is at CQFW Level 6