Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (HPC with Data Science) (PGPH11090)
|School||School of Physics and Astronomy
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The dissertation comprises a report of c.15000 words describing a 16-week project applying the practical skills and knowledge developed from the taught courses. Students are also required to present their work as a seminar to the School.
The dissertation must be based on original work carried out solely by the candidate and conform to the University's regulations. The project work may be undertaken within the School of Physics or in an external organisation. The subject area covered by the project can, with the approval of the Programme Director, be chosen by the candidate to align with their own research interests.
Research-level work in HPC with Data Science, to include:
- Critically review previous work in the area.
- Plan and implement a programme of work to investigate the topic.
- Analyse the results in the context of previous work.
- Present the work in the form of a written dissertation.
- Summarise the work in an oral presentation to an academic audience.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 12,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
| The dissertation allows students to demonstrate their ability to organise and carry out a major piece of work according to sound scientific principals. The types of activity involved in each project will vary but on completion of the dissertation students should be able to:
- Research the literature and gather background information.
- Analyse requirements, compare alternatives and specify a solution.
- Design and implement the solution.
- Experiment and evaluate the solution.
- Demonstrate written and oral presentation skills.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Terence Sloan
|Course secretary||Ms Joan Strachan
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