COMP30900: 3rd Year Project Laboratory (2009-2010)
The aims for the project work done in the third year are:
To manage and execute a substantial project in a limited time.
To identify and learn whatever new skills are needed to complete the project.
To apply design and engineering skills in the accomplishment of a single task. In this context the skills mentioned may be in the general area of design and engineering in its broadest sense, or may be very specifically related to particular tools.
On completion of this course unit, a student should have
Planned, executed and completed a significant design and, as appropriate, investigation or implementation within the time budget available. (B and C)
Used the project supervisor appropriately as project consultant or customer. (D)
Given a seminar which justifies the project. (C)
Given a presentation of results (e.g. a software demonstration) showing practical competence and demonstrating the results of the project. (C)
Documented the project in a final report. (C)
Assessment of Learning outcomesThere is no examination.
Learning outcome (3) is assessed by judging the seminar.
Learning outcome (4) is assessed by judging the demonstration.
Learning outcome (5) is assessed by judging the report.
Learning outcome (2) is assessed by the supervisor.
Learning outcome (1) is assessed by all of these mechanisms.
Contribution to Programme Learning OutcomesB1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5
The formal lectures for the course take place during Registration Week at the beginning of the academic year. See http://intranet.cs.man.ac.uk/ugrad/projects/year09/third_year_project_details.php for details.
Students are also required to do 3 assignments as part of the work in the introductory week. These involve preparing a poster, some presentation slides, and a project plan including a Gantt chart. These assignments make up 5% of the marks assigned to the project.
Your Project Supervisor will give you detailed reading concerning your particular project. The following books are generally applicable, however.
Title: Essence of computing projects: a student`s guide
Author: Dawson, Christian W.
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Title: Elements of style (2014 edition)
Author: Strunk Jr., William