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Postgraduate Course: Pre-Dissertation Project in Signal Processing and Communications (MSc) (PGEE11109)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course covers and assesses the initial phase of a Masters research project. The project topic is defined and the student will then be expected to perform an initial literature review. The student should also carry out preliminary project tasks in preparation for the main phase of the project itself. Finally the student should also outline a proper programme of work for the main project, addressing any potential risks or pitfalls. The work carried out in this course will be written up in the form of an interim report, which will be submitted at the end of the course.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: ( Adaptive Signal Processing (PGEE11019) AND Advanced Wireless Communications (MSc) (PGEE11120) AND Advanced Coding Techniques (MSc) (PGEE11121) AND Advanced Concepts in Signal Processing (PGEE11020)) AND Array Processing and MIMO Systems (MSc) (PGEE11124)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs lab books
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 65 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% Assessment of the written submission (report)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
1. To enable students to perform a preliminary investigation and literature review of a complex research topic.
2. To enable students to make interim conclusions about a complex research question in a short space of time.
3. To learn to identify and prioritise the key sub-topics relevant to their chosen topic of research for further detailed investigation.
4. To develop a coherent and structured research proposal for the main project that covers the priority research items and addresses potential risks and problems.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsSignal Processing,Communications,Project
Contacts
Course organiserDr Tharmalingam Ratnarajah
Tel: (0131 6)50 5578
Email: T.Ratnarajah@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Megan Inch
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079
Email: M.Inch@ed.ac.uk
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