Undergraduate Course: MInf Project Phase 1 (INFR10038)
|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||MInf Project Phase 1 is the second of three courses which comprise the M.Inf Project process. Collectively, these courses involve the student in a substantial piece of practical work, conducted individually under the supervision of a member of teaching staff. They allow students to demonstrate their ability to devise, organise and carry out a substantial investigation into a problem in Informatics, according to sound scientific and engineering principles, and to deepen the student's competence in a particular area of Informatics. 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.
In MInf Project Phase 1, the student begins execution of the project plan and writes a short interim progress report, describing work conducted so far and any resulting changes to the original plan.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| For MInf fourth year students only.
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|1 - Conduct a programme of work in initial investigation of the topic under study.
2 - Discuss and solve conceptual problems which arise during the initial investigation.
3 - Justify initial design decisions.
4 - Critically evaluate progress and revise goals, methodologies and workplan as appropriate.
|Written Examination 0|
Assessed Assignments 100
The course is assessed on the basis of a written interim project report of around eight pages. A good interim report might be organised as follows:
Context: a brief review of the project and original plan.
Progress: a description of work undertaken so far (e.g. design, prototype implementation, preliminary results).
Plan Review: a discussion of the impact of progress on the plan for phase 2 (e.g. revised goals or timetable, extensions).
Revised Workplan: A timetable detailing what will be done in phase 2.
The two markers independently allocate a numerical mark. These are used to determine the final mark, which is normally the average of the two marks.
Timetabled Laboratories 0
Non-timetabled assessed assignments 0
Private Study/Other 200
|Course organiser||Dr David Aspinall
Tel: (0131 6)50 5177
|Course secretary||Miss Kate Farrow
Tel: (0131 6)50 2706