Module Identifier CS39110  
Module Title MINOR PROJECT  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Horst Holstein  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite This course is for joint honours Computer Science students and third year M.Eng. students only.  
Mutually Exclusive CS39030  
Course delivery Lecture   2 lectures  
Assessment Supplementary examination   Will take the same form, under the terms of the Department's policy    
  Project work     100%  
Further details  


This module is intended for joint honours students who wish to undertake project work as part of their final year course and for M.Eng. students upon returning from their industrial year. All details are like CS39030, except that the amount of effort expected is only about three hours a week.

It has proved possible in the past for joint honours students to undertake a project equivalent to more than 10 credits by finding a topic which includes elements from both computing and their other discipline; the resulting mark is then split between the two components of their degree, counting for the equivalent of 10 credits in each component. The Computer Science department encourages joint honours students to undertake such projects.

M.Eng. students undertake a centrally organised project which complements their third year studies.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students should:


1. Formal Lectures - 2 Lectures
There are a small number of formal lectures associated with the project.

2. 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 spend perhaps ten hours in an average week on the project and to see their supervisor once a week. This course is assessed on the written report submitted by the student. Reports must be submitted by the end of the first week in May. Students will also be required to give a presentation of their project in the form of a seminar, which will account for 10% of the assessment.

Reading Lists

Under direction of their supervisors, students are encouraged to take out loan copies of reports produced by students from previous years..
CS39030 guidelines and a timetable are to be found on the Department's web site..