MEng Software Engineering
Year of entry: 2020
Course unit details:
Third Year Project Laboratory
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Offered by||Department of Computer Science|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
The aims for the project work done in the third year are:
- To manage and execute a substantial project in a limited time.
- To identify and learn whatever new skills are needed to complete the project.
- To apply design and engineering skills in the accomplishment of a single task. In this context the skills mentioned may be in the general area of design and engineering in its broadest sense, or may be very specifically related to particular tools.
Plan and execute a substantial programme of technical work.
Evaluate your own knowledge and skills with respect to a given plan, and be able to formulate a study plan to fill gaps
Analyse and evaluate existing material related to your work and describe your work in this context
Evaluate the work of others and give constructive feedback
Identify, use and credit public resources (including definitions and source code) as appropriate
Define tests and measures that allow you to evaluate your own work
Reflect on technical approaches and identify strengths and weaknesses
Analyse your work in order to identify ethical and security issues
Communicate plans and achievements clearly and concisely orally, visually and in written form
The formal lectures for the course take place during Welcome Week at the beginning of the academic year. The times are shown in the details panel.
Students are required to produce six deliverables during the year including some coursework during Welcome Week. Details are on the Third Year Project (COMP30040 materials) web pages.
Teaching and learning methods
6 hours in total, all in Welcome Week
- Analytical skills
- Project management
- Oral communication
- Problem solving
- Written communication
|Project output (not diss/n)||15%|
|Practical skills assessment||30%|
COMP30040 reading list can be found on the School of Computer Science website for current students.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment practical exam||1|
|Independent study hours|
|David Morris||Unit coordinator|
Course unit materials
Links to course unit teaching materials can be found on the School of Computer Science website for current students.