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Undergraduate Course: MInf Project Phase 1 (INFR10038)

Course Outline
School School of Informatics College College of Science and Engineering
Course type Standard Availability Not available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) Credits 20
Home subject area Informatics Other subject area None
Course website Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description MInf Project Phase 1 is the second of three courses which comprise the M.Inf Project process. Collectively, these courses involve the student in a substantial piece of practical work, conducted individually under the supervision of a member of teaching staff. They allow students to demonstrate their ability to devise, organise and carry out a substantial investigation into a problem in Informatics, according to sound scientific and engineering principles, and to deepen the student's competence in a particular area of Informatics. The project will normally involve the construction of an artifact, whether software, hardware, a robotic device, some other artifact incorporating computation, or some combination of these.

In MInf Project Phase 1, the student begins execution of the project plan and writes a short interim progress report, describing work conducted so far and any resulting changes to the original plan.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements For MInf fourth year students only.
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Flexible, Not available to visiting students (SS1) WebCT enabled:  No Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Classes have been defined for this Course
First Class First class information not currently available
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
1 - Conduct a programme of work in initial investigation of the topic under study.
2 - Discuss and solve conceptual problems which arise during the initial investigation.
3 - Justify initial design decisions.
4 - Critically evaluate progress and revise goals, methodologies and workplan as appropriate.
Assessment Information
Written Examination 0
Assessed Assignments 100

The course is assessed on the basis of a written interim project report of around eight pages. A good interim report might be organised as follows:

Context: a brief review of the project and original plan.

Progress: a description of work undertaken so far (e.g. design, prototype implementation, preliminary results).

Plan Review: a discussion of the impact of progress on the plan for phase 2 (e.g. revised goals or timetable, extensions).

Revised Workplan: A timetable detailing what will be done in phase 2.

The two markers independently allocate a numerical mark. These are used to determine the final mark, which is normally the average of the two marks.
Special Arrangements
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Project dependent
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Project dependent
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Lectures 0
Tutorials 0
Timetabled Laboratories 0
Non-timetabled assessed assignments 0
Private Study/Other 200
Total 200
Keywords Not entered
Course organiser Dr Charles Sutton
Course secretary Miss Kate Weston
Tel: (0131 6)50 2701
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