Module Identifier CS39620  
Module Title MAJOR PROJECT  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Professor Christopher J Price  
Semester Intended for use in future years (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Other staff Mr Jem Rowland, Professor Christopher J Price  
Pre-Requisite Permission of Department  
Mutually Exclusive CS39540, CS39440  
Course delivery Lecture   4 lectures  
  Other   Regular meetings with supervisor  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Project - dissertation and software (200 hours ¿ approx 10,000 words).100%
Supplementary Assessment Will take the same form, under the terms of the Department's policy.100%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Complete a substantial piece of computing work, under the direction of a supervisor but demonstrating self-discipline, organisation and initiative.

Demonstrate an ability to gain expertise in a particular area of study largely through directed study.

duce a critical appraisal of their work, evaluating all aspects of their approach.

Brief description

Students 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.


There are 4 formal lectures associated with the project.

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 5 hours in an average week on the project and to see their supervisors regularly. This course is assessed on technical achievement, as evidenced by an interim report, a formal project demonstration, and a substantial written report.

Module Skills

Problem solving Problem solving is inherent in the implementation of Computing systems.  
Research skills They will need to explore and write about a domain of application for computing systems in the area of their other discipline.  
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.  
Team work Not relevant  
Information Technology Information technology is inherent in the study of Computing.  
Application of Number Application of number is inherent in the study of Computing.  
Personal Development and Career planning The module should help the student understand the potential of their specific degree for providing employment which bridges the two disciplines that they have chosen to study.  


This module is at CQFW Level 6