Computing Project (G6064)

30 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Autumn and spring teaching

This module provides an introduction to a number of key areas of computing (eg artificial intelligence, digital media, web development and eBusiness) and equips you to make informed choices regarding degree modules on offer within informatics. You will elect to study one area in greater depth and carry out an individual computing project. The module allows the application of both computing skills gained on other foundation modules and professional/study skills (eg research and report writing presentation) as part of a more extended research project.

The module is taught over two terms. In the first term, you are introduced to a range of key topics in computing through timetabled lectures and seminar discussions. You are guided by the module convenors towards a topic to take forward to the spring term and may choose from a selection of appropriately challenging project choices that are set for them. The project will typically involve small scale programming work but could be purely research based (eg a case study on the use of a particular aspect of information technology in a business setting). You will create a short (1,000 words) proposal in the autumn and are then are allocated a project supervisor who will guide your individual work on the project during the spring.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 106 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: