Module Identifier CHM9060  
Module Title MSC PROJECT  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Edel M Sherratt  
Semester Available all semesters  
Other staff Dr Edel M Sherratt, Mr Frank Bott  
Pre-Requisite Successful completion of all other modules; see regulations.  
Mutually Exclusive Only available to students registered for the MSc in Computer Science in Aberystwyth.  
Course delivery Workload Breakdown   600 hours of private study and assessment  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Dissertation:  100%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmission under University Guidelines   
Further details  

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:

Reading Lists

** Recommended Background
J A Sharp and K Howard (1996) The Management of a Student Research Project 2nd. Gower,Aldershot 056607706X

** Recommended Text
Frank Bott (1999) MSc in Computer Science: Guidelines for Projects and Dissertations Computer Science Dept, UWA


This module is at CQFW Level 7