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.
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.
The classes will involve a mixture of lectures, student presentations and dicussion of assignments. Students will be required to prepare for classes. This will involved a mixture of reading, writing and preparation for presentation.
On completion of the course, the student will have developed a portfolio of material. A potenitial supervisor may ask to see this material as part of the discussion around initiating a research project.