Postgraduate Course: Informatics Project Proposal (INFR11147)
|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||The aim of this course is to develop generic research and/or practical skills that can be deployed in academic or commercial environments. Students will demonstrate their ability to develop interesting concepts and/or hypotheses into proposals appropriate for a larger research- or implementation-based project and demonstrate their ability to identify legal, social, ethical and professional issues.
Structure and delivery of this course will vary according to the nature of the project, and will be agreed between student and supervisor at the start of the semester. Representative activities might include literature review, data preparation, preliminary implementation, or establishing connections and gathering requirements from stakeholders. The student will then produce a project proposal that explains the hypotheses and/or goals, project management, and milestones with approximate times with some justification for these decisions. Key methodologies should be introduced.
This 10 credit course replaces Informatics Research Proposal (Level 11) (INFR11137) and Informatics Research Proposal (Level 11) (INFR11071) - 20 credit course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 1,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
The assessment will come from one piece of submitted work: a full project proposal, including background, motivation, and a description of the methodology and expected outcomes. A good proposal might be organised as follows:
* Purpose: a statement of the problem to be addressed.
* Background: a short description of how previous work addresses (or fails to address) this problem.
* Methods: A description of the methods and techniques to be used, indicating that alternatives have been considered and ruled out on sound scientific or engineering grounds.
* Evaluation: Details of the metrics or other methods by which the outcomes will be evaluated.
* Consideration of legal, social, ethical or professional issues particular to the project.
* Workplan: A timetable detailing what will be done to complete the proposed project, and when these tasks will be completed.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Critically evaluate research literature or other prior work appropriate for their project subject
- Use existing research literature or other prior work to justify choices in experimental design, theoretical goals, and/or implementation
- Develop a structured project proposal
- Outline project/research management issues and potential legal, social, ethical or professional issues
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Bjoern Franke
Tel: (0131 6)51 7175
|Course secretary||Ms Lindsay Seal
Tel: (0131 6)50 2701