Research Project - CO620

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
Autumn and Spring 6 30 (15) DR M Grzes checkmark-circle
Autumn and Spring 6 30 (15) DR A Jordanous checkmark-circle


As a research project, this module is normally aimed at students who are achieving at upper second class level and above, and who may be intending to undertake research following graduation. Each student undertakes a project related to computer science and/or software engineering. The project may be self-proposed or may be selected from a list of project proposals. A project will involve background study and working on an open-ended research problem.
A small number of introductory lectures are given at the start of the project.


This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 26
Private study hours: 274
Total study hours: 300

Method of assessment

13.1 Main assessment methods
Project (including 8000 word technical report, poster, presentation, and short reflective report) - 100%

13.2 Reassessment methods
100% project

Indicative reading


See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

8. The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1 demonstrate an in depth understanding of particular technical topics (for instance, use of a particular programming language, or software development tool, component architecture or mathematical technique) beyond that obtainable from the rest of the programme.
8.2 Apply practical and analytical skills present in the programme as a whole to a research topic that addresses a real need, and demonstrate significant innovation and/or creativity
8.3 apply an appropriate research process to a substantial piece of work.

9. The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
9.1 appreciate the open-ended nature of research problems and of effective ways of tackling such problems.
9.2 Demonstrate oral presentational skills
9.3 Write a technical report, and demonstrate the ability to synthesise information, ideas and practices to provide a quality solution
9.4 acquire technical knowledge and understanding in an independent fashion
9.5 reflect on and critically evaluate work performed.
9.6 Manage their time and resources effectively


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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