CS344-30 Discrete Mathematics Project
The 3rd year project is an extended, individual piece of work which forms a core element of the Discrete Mathematics degree. Students choose a topic and find a supervisor in the summer term of their 2nd year.
This module is not available to sutdents from other departments.
To provide experience of undertaking a significant individual research or development exercise from conception through to design, execution and delivery.
This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.
Students select a project during Term 3 of the second year by submitting an outline of the proposed project and finding an academic member of staff to supervise it. A detailed project specification is submitted during the first term. A written progress report on the current state of the project is submitted later in the first term for 5% credit (combined with the specification). A presentation of the final results of the project is given to the assessors during the second term for 15% credit. A detailed written report of the project is submitted early in the third term for 80% credit. The project is not a taught module but a major design and development exercise for the student carried out under supervision.
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
- - Plan and manage a significant individual project, including detailed considerations of resources, timetabling and professional issues
- - Build a substantial software system from design to documentation, or carry out a substantial research project from methodology to conclusions
- - Present their work orally, with appropriate uses of audio-visual aids and interactive demonstrations, and respond to questions effectively
- - Produce substantial technical report and reflective writing
Indicative reading list
Please see Talis Aspire link for most up to date list.
The entire project is based around undertaking a significant research exercise from conception through to design, execution and delivery
Subject specific skills
The individual project involves consolidating, combining and applying a wide variety of subject specific skills gained in the rest of the degree course so far.
Technical - Technological competence and staying current with knowledge
Communication - Verbal, listening, writing, technical communication skills, using different medium for communicating
Critical Thinking - Problem-solving, analysis of possible solutions etc
Multitasking - Soft skills such as time management, organization skills etc
Creativity - Ability to harness creative ideas and turn them into tangible and strategic products/solutions
|Lectures||5 sessions of 1 hour (2%)|
|Project supervision||20 sessions of 30 minutes (3%)|
|Private study||285 hours (95%)|
Private study description
Private study and independent learning in this module includes:
- Research into the subject area of the project, and into available existing solutions.
- Planning and managing own work.
- Preparing for and learning from supervision meetings.
- Designing, solving, programming, testing and evaluating own software artefacts or research work.
- Preparation of the written reports and the oral presentation.
- Reflecting on feedback received on the progress report and the oral presentation.
No further costs have been identified for this module.
You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.
Students can register for this module without taking any assessment.
Assessment group A5
Progress report on project totalling 2000 - 3000 words maximum.
Duration - 25 minutes.
Final report on project totalling 12000 - 18000 words maximum.
Assessment group R3
Final project report totalling 12000 - 18000 words maximum.
Feedback on assessment
Written Specification: Oral feedback from supervisor within 2 weeks of submission. Progress Report: Feedback via Tabula within 20 university working days. Oral Presentation: Feedback via Tabula within 20 university working days.
This module is not available to students from other departments.
This module is Core for:
UCSA-G4G1 Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics
- Year 3 of G4G1 Discrete Mathematics
- Year 3 of G4G1 Discrete Mathematics
- Year 3 of UCSA-G4G3 Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics
- Year 4 of UCSA-G4G4 Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (with Intercalated Year)
- Year 4 of UCSA-G4G2 Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics with Intercalated Year