Undergraduate Course: AI Large Practical (INFR09018)
|School||School of Informatics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The AI Large Practical gives students the experience of building a moderately large system, exemplifying a proposed solution to some AI problem. It also gives experience in running experiments, and reporting and analysing results.
Students will have experience in:
- Designing a well structured system
- Implementing such a system
- Designing and running experiments
- Reporting and analysing results
- Gentle introduction to the issues and requirements of the more demanding fourth-year project.
- Experience of reading published papers and identifying their essential content.
- Exercise of reporting on modest pieces of scientific work: students have to explain what they did, and why, and what conclusions they reached, and why, and they have to do this clearly and convincingly.
- Experience of writing programs to investigate specific questions: students must write well-structured, well-documented programs because they too are acts of scientific communication.
Relevant QAA Computing Curriculum Sections: Artificial Intelligence
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 5,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
No formal written examination; the assessment is based on practical work and a written report submitted at the end of the project period.
You should expect to spend approximately 52 hours on the coursework for this course.
|No Exam Information
| Students should learn how to:
- Design and implement a complex system.
- Consider alternative designs, both for internal properties, and as ways of tackling a given problem.
- Read technical papers, and explain their relevance to the chosen approach.
- Design and carry out appropriate experiments, and explain the methodology involved.
- Write a scholarly report, suitably structured and with supporting evidence.
|Course organiser||Dr Ewan Klein
Tel: (0131 6)50 2705
|Course secretary||Mrs Victoria Swann
Tel: (0131 6)51 7607
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