Undergraduate Course: MInf Project Phase 2 (INFR11063)
|School||School of Informatics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||Informatics
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||MInf Project Phase 2 is the third of three courses which comprise the MInf 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 2, the student completes execution of the project plan and writes a comprehensive project report. The plan may evolve as the project proceeds, in response to changing opportunities, insights and experimental progress. At a number of points during this phase, the student is required to make a short oral presentation of their work. These presentations, though compulsory, are not assessed.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| For MInf fifth year students only.
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2013/14 Flexible, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Learn enabled: No
|Course Start Date
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
|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 dissertation which should typically contain:|
* Title page with abstract (a one or two paragraph summary of the contents).
* Introduction : background to the project, previous work, exposition of relevant literature, setting of the work in the proper context.
* Description of the work undertaken : this may be divided into chapters describing the conceptual design work and the actual implementation separately. Any problems or difficulties and the suggested solutions should be mentioned. Alternative solutions and their evaluation should also be included.
* Analysis : results and their critical analysis should be reported, whether the results conform to expectations or otherwise and how they compare with other related work.
* Conclusion : concluding remarks and observations, unsolved problems, suggestions for further work.
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. For example, the markers may like to test the student's understanding of what he or she has written in the report, or whether any software produced performs as described. The 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 600
|Course organiser||Dr Mary Cryan
Tel: (0131 6)50 5153
|Course secretary||Miss Kate Farrow
Tel: (0131 6)50 2706
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