Postgraduate Course: MSc by Research Thesis (Pervasive Parallelism) (INFR11109)
|School||School of Informatics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Under the guidance of the supervisor, the student conducts a program of independent research in an area of Pervasive Parallelism, and writes an extended dissertation on the topic. The dissertation must demonstrate a critical survey of knowledge in the field, a capability for pursuing research and a satisfactory plan for a more advanced research project, presented in a critical and scholarly way.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| For students on the MSc by Research in Pervasive Parallelism only.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 40,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 28,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The project is assessed completely on the basis of a written thesis which should typically contain:
-Title page with abstract (a one or two paragraph summary of the contents).
-Introduction: background, 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.
Students may be required by their project markers to demonstrate any system that arose from the project.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Structure and summarise a body of knowledge relating to a substantial project topic in the area of Pervasive Parallelism
- Critically evaluate previous work in the area
- Conduct a programme of work in further investigation of issues related to the topic , and discuss and solve conceptual problems which arise during the investigation
- Justify design decisions made during the investigation , and critically evaluate the investigation
- Present their work, with demonstration of working artifacts where appropriate
|Course organiser||Dr Murray Cole
Tel: (0131 6)50 5154
|Course secretary||Ms Katey Lee
Tel: (0131 6)50 2701