Module Identifier CI39030  
Module Title MAJOR PROJECT  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Jem Rowland  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite This module is only available to students registered for an Internet Computing scheme.  
Mutually Exclusive CS39110 , CS39030  
Course delivery Lecture   2 lectures  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment A mark of at least 40% is required for an honours degree in internet computing  100%
Supplementary Exam Will take the same form, under the terms of the Department's policy. Resit candidates will not be entitled to BCS accreditation.   
Further details  

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students should:


Students must complete a substantial piece of 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.

The purpose of the CI39030 project is to give students the opportunity to bring together the practical skills and theoretical understanding that they have acquired, by developing 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.

A list of suggested projects is maintained by the third year co-ordinator. Projects are normally chosen from this list but we welcome students' own suggestions, especially those arising from industrial year experience. CI39030 projects are required to have a significant internet-related content.


1. Formal Lectures - 2 Lectures
There are no 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 technical achievement, as evidenced by poster presentations, a formal project demonstration, and a substantial written report.

Reading Lists

CI39030 guidelines and a timetable are to be found on the Department's web site.
Students are encouraged to research the relevant scientific literature.


This module is at CQFW Level 6