Module Details

Module Code: DISS C9001
Full Title: Dissertation
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 30
Module Owner:: Peadar Grant
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: The Research Project module requires students to, apply practical research skills to a selected topic, demonstrate conceptual and critical thinking skills, present and justify the methodology, analysis and conclusions and communicate the work in a 15-20 thousand words dissertation.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Initiate, plan and conduct a research project in the field of Computing
MLO2 Apply practical skills in the use of specialist tools and techniques together with a solid conceptual and practical understanding of development techniques and appropriate research methodologies
MLO3 Apply an inquiring, analytical, critical and creative approach to problem identification and solution
MLO4 Reason in a consistent and methodological manner at an abstract level and be able to argue rationally and draw independent conclusions based on a rigorous, analytical and critical approach to information
MLO5 Construct well-structured project documentation, written in clear and concise language, which communicates their findings effectively and coherently
MLO6 Defend the conclusion of the project and discuss future developments in an oral/practical presentation
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
 
Module Indicative Content
No indicative content
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 2 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Interim progress assessment: report and presentation
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 80
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Final project delivery including demonstration of developed artefacts and dissertation.
No Project
No Practical
No Final Examination

Part Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Interim progress assessment: report and presentation
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 80
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Final project delivery including demonstration of developed artefacts and dissertation.
No Project
No Practical
No Final Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Reattendance
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. Therefore reassessment on this module will require the student to reattend (i.e. retake) the module in its entirety.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Independent Study Non Contact - Every Week 23.00 23
Total Weekly Learner Workload 24.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.00
Workload: Part Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecturer Supervised Learning Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 23.00 23
Total Weekly Learner Workload 24.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.00
 
Module Resources
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Berndtsson, M., Hansson, J., Olsson, B., Lundell, B.. (2008), Thesis Projects: A Guide for Students in Computer Science and Information Systems, 2. Springer.
  • Christina Dawson. (2000), The Essence of Computing Projects, Prentice Hall.
  • Rowena Murray. (2002), How to Write a Thesis, Open University Press.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources