Module Details

CE901-7-SU-CO: Msc Project And Dissertation

Year: 2017/18
Department: Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Essex credit: 60
ECTS credit: 30
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Supervisor: Dr Michael Gardner
Teaching Staff: Dr Michael Gardner
Contact details: School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

Learning Outcomes

The aim of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to apply computer science and/or engineering principles and techniques to the solution of a practical problem.

After completing this module students will be expected to have

1. Researched the background and literature relating to a practical problem involving the application of computer science and/or engineering.
2. Designed, implemented and evaluated a solution to the problem according to appropriate computer science and/or engineering principles.
3. Written a dissertation about their investigation.
4. Given an oral presentation, answered questions about the project, and given a demonstration of their implementation.
5. Demonstrated the use of appropriate project management tools to organise and prioritise the various tasks involved in producing both the solution and the report.

Outline Syllabus

All taught course MSc students, who have been successful in their examinations, undertake an individual project during the summer. The project, which must be in an approved area of computer science or electrical engineering, is carried out under the supervision of a member of staff, and leads to a substantial dissertation.

Learning and Teaching Methods


100 per cent Coursework Mark (Dissertation)


The dissertation is worth 90% and is submitted to FASer, PLUS two copies printed and bound submitted to the School Office in week 48. The presentation is worth 10% and takes place in weeks 49/50.

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