This paper is intended to develop skills in planning, conducting and reporting research to a level where a student could appropriately undertake masters-level thesis study in computer science. This paper is normally required for a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science.
Admission to PGDip or PGCert programme in Computer Science or Computer Graphic Design.
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Attendance at all scheduled classes and all assigned coursework are requirements for a pass.
A range of readings will be made available in class and via Moodle.
Internal assessment/final examination ratio: 1:0; Assessed internally on a pass/fail basis.
Attendance at all scheduled classes is a requirement for a pass.
The course, comprising 30 points in total, is split into two halves. Students starting at the beginning of the academic year enrol in the D version of the course, and study Part 1 in the A semester, followed by Part 2 in the B semester. Students starting later in the year enrol in the E version of the course, and study Part 1 in the B semester, followed by Part 2 in the A semester of the following year.
For Part 1 of the course, classes will involve a mixture of lectures, student presentations and discussion of assignments. Students will be required to prepare for classes. This will involved a mixture of reading, writing and preparation for presentation.
For Part 2 of the course, students will be required to work on a research project and write a final report on this project. Classes will involve progress reports. For each class, students will be required to submit new material as evidence of progress and will receive feedback on this material.
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