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COMP30020: 3rd Year Project (Joint Hons 20 Credits) (2010-2011)

This is an archived syllabus from 2010-2011

3rd Year Project (Joint Hons 20 Credits)
Level: 3
Credit rating: 20
Pre-requisites: No Pre-requisites
Co-requisites: No Co-requisites
Duration: 22 weeks
Lectures: 6 hours in total, all in registration week. (see for details)
Course lecturer: not assignedAdditional staff: view all staff
w0 Lecture 1.1 Fri 10:00 - 12:00 -
w0 Lecture 1.1 Mon 10:00 - 12:00 -
w0 Lecture 1.1 Wed 14:00 - 17:00 -
Assessment Breakdown
Exam: 0%
Coursework: 100%
Lab: 0%

Themes to which this unit belongs
  • None


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.

Programme outcomeUnit learning outcomesAssessment
B1 B2 B3 C1 C2 C3Planned, executed and completed a significant design and, as appropriate, investigation or implementation within the time budget available.
  • Final report
D1 D2 D3 D4 D5Used the project supervisor appropriately as project consultant or customer.
  • Final report
C1 C2 C3Given a seminar which justifies the project.
  • Presentation
C1 C2 C3Given a presentation of results (e.g. a software demonstration) showing practical competence and demonstrating the results of the project.
  • Presentation
C1 C2 C3Documented the project in a final report.
  • Final report


The formal lectures for the course take place during Registration Week at the beginning of the academic year. The times are shown in the details panel.

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.

Reading List

Your Project Supervisor will give you detailed reading concerning your particular project. The following books are generally applicable, however.

Title: Elements of style (2014 edition)
Author: Strunk Jr., William
ISBN: 9781499142235
Publisher: Amazon
Edition: 2014
Year: 2014

Title: Essence of computing projects: a student`s guide
Author: Dawson, Christian W.
ISBN: 013021972X
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Year: 2000