Undergraduate Course: Honours Project (Informatics) (INFR10044)
|School||School of Informatics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||Informatics
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This is a major project and is intended to allow students to demonstrate their ability to organise and carry out a substantial piece of work. The project involves both the application of skills learnt in the past and the acquisition of new skills. Typical areas of activity will be: gathering and understanding background information; solving conceptual problems; design; implementation; experimentation and evaluation; writing up.
The project is conducted individually by the student under the supervision of a member of teaching staff. The project specification is usually provided by a member of staff, but students are also free to specify their own project. All project specifications must be approved by the Project Coordinator.
For a single honours Informatics degree, the project will normally involve the construction of an artifact, whether software, hardware, a robotic device, some other artifact incorporating computation, or some combination of these. This requirement does not necessarily apply to combined honours degrees.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Successful completion of Year 3 of an Informatics Single or Combined Honours Degree, or equivalent by permission of the School. There is also a possibility of further project dependent pre-requisites.
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||WebCT enabled: No
|No Classes have been defined for this Course|
||First class information not currently available|
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|1 - Structure and summarise a body of knowledge relating to a substantial project topic in Informatics.
2 - Critically evaluate previous work in the area.
3 - Conduct a programme of work in further investigation of issues related to the topic.
4 - Discuss and solve conceptual problems which arise during the investigation.
5 - Justify design decisions made during the investigation.
6 - Critically evaluate the investigation.
7 - Present their work orally and visually, with demonstration of working artifacts where appropriate.
|The project is assessed on the basis of a written report which should typically contain:|
- Title page with abstract (a one or two paragraph summary of the contents).
- Introduction and synopsis, in which the project topic is described and set in the context of published literature, and the main results are briefly summarised.
- Discussion of the work undertaken, in which the various sub-problems, solutions and difficulties are examined.
- If appropriate, a description of experiments undertaken, a presentation of the data gleaned from them, and an interpretation of that data.
- Conclusion, in which the main achievements are reviewed, and unsolved problems and directions for further work are presented.
After submission the student makes a presentation to the two markers. This presentation does not make an explicit contribution to the overall mark, but it does inform the markers' assessment of the report.
Timetabled Laboratories 0
Non-timetabled assessed assignments 0
Private Study/Other 400
|Course organiser||Dr Amos Storkey
Tel: (0131 6)51 1208
|Course secretary||Miss Kate Weston
Tel: (0131 6)50 2701
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