Module Title:   Technical Investigation and Report

Module Credit:   40

Module Code:   CM-0357K

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Project 20+20

Provider:   Computer Science

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Computing, Informatics and Media (Mathematics)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr J Purdy

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To develop a deeper understanding of some of the personally more interesting material presented during the first two years of the course; normally through the in-depth solution or review of a representative realistic problem.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The initial part of the module will have formal lectures in research methods and the study of mathematical modelling. As the project progresses these will be replaced by regular feedback from the supervisor to encourage and assist in the production of a well-documented report and oral presentation on a carefully-specified individual investigation. There will also be group tutorials to promote discussion and academic review.

Lectures:   10.00          Directed Study:   350.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   20.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   20.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   400.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate a deep understanding of, and the ability to apply, the appropriate techniques for the analysis of a realistically-modelled situation, and to appreciate the necessity of undertaking the detailed careful planning, scheduling and reporting required to produce such a dissertation.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

apply appropriate modelling and analytical methods to the solution of a real-life practical problem.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

undertake with systematic planning a detailed investigation, consult the literature and communicate the outcomes to others through both an oral presentation and a written report.

  Coursework   25%
  Report and Literature Review - Equivalent to approx. 2000 words
  Dissertation or Project Report   60%
  Report Equivalent to approx. 5000 words
  Presentation   15%
  Oral Presentation

Outline Syllabus:
As appropriate for the particular topic agreed between the student and supervisor.
Principles of modelling: Formulation and validation of models, iteration. Simulation and physically based models. Data-driven models, Numerical integration.
Research and presentation skills.

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