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© Dr I M Bradley CG109 - Individual Project (Undergraduate) Overview Briefing
© Dr I M Bradley Objectives of Session Establish context of the Individual Project Discuss the Operation of the unit Consider the marking scheme Resources: Supervisor’s Guide Project Handbook Resources: Supervisor’s Guide Project Handbook
© Dr I M Bradley Aim of Project (From Unit Descriptor) To provide an opportunity for the expression of individual energy and ability in completing a significant item of work related to the aims and objectives of the course what is a valid project for this programme?
© Dr I M Bradley Delivery Pattern 30 point module 10 points in Semester 1 20 points in Semester 2 S1 100 hours S2 200 hours 300 hours student work
© Dr I M Bradley Student Activities Construct a problem statement Plan, schedule, monitor and control Use libraries & information sources Apply tools and techniques Communicate findings
© Dr I M Bradley The Student Produces for Assessment... A 50 page report describing and evaluating what has been done A significant computing product: typically this will be requirements, design, implementation, testing documentation 30 % 60% A presentation and has a viva 10%
© Dr I M Bradley The Student Produces but not Assessed... Project Initiation ( Proposal) Terms of Reference Interim Report draft of the analysis component of the final project report to provide a vehicle for giving formative feedback
© Dr I M Bradley Overview of Process (First Semester) week 1 : Project briefing ASAP : supervisors allocated ASAP : initial project proposal week 6 : Terms of ReferenceTerms of Reference week 7 : ToR Review week 8 : amended ToR if necessary week 15 : Interim report None of these activities are marked
© Dr I M Bradley Overview of Process ( Second Semester) Weeks 1 to 12 do main body of work final report product Weeks 13 to 15 presentation / viva Note: UNN Staff will expect to attend the presentations so will need to block activity. Depending on student numbers 1,2 or 3 days Note: UNN Staff will expect to attend the presentations so will need to block activity. Depending on student numbers 1,2 or 3 days
© Dr I M Bradley Important People Project Tutor General management Sort Problems Supervisor Specific Support Marking Second Marker Reviews Marking ensure students have supervisor assigns second markers records marks GIVES WARNINGS! ensure students have supervisor assigns second markers records marks GIVES WARNINGS! appointed by Project Tutor appointed by Project Tutor
© Dr I M Bradley Activity Activity: Write down your perception of the role of the supervisor. What do you think a student expects of the supervisor? Identify the key activities / features of a good supervision meeting Activity: Write down your perception of the role of the supervisor. What do you think a student expects of the supervisor? Identify the key activities / features of a good supervision meeting an answer
© Dr I M Bradley Supervisor Role Guidance Project Proposal Terms of Reference Conduct of work Writing report Meet once a week Ensure student logbook completed Marking
© Dr I M Bradley Second Marker Role Guidance Review Terms of Reference Marking No regular contact during project May not be subject specialist No regular contact during project May not be subject specialist
© Dr I M Bradley Project Proposal Simple form Establish a contract between student and supervisor Signed by both parties Must be submitted to Project Tutor Proposals checked to ensure appropriate for a Computing degree
© Dr I M Bradley Terms of ReferenceTerms of Reference, (ToR) The main planning document Supervisor should work closely with student in production of ToR essential that the project be carefully thought out. ToR is NOT marked Two paper copies to be submitted week 6 Must be included as first appendix of report Used as reference in marking the project
© Dr I M Bradley Project Review Supervisor and Second Marker read ToR Meet with student to go through ToR Should take place before end first semester Outcomes recorded in Student Logbook Intended to support student During week 7 Student makes changes in week 8 During week 7 Student makes changes in week 8
© Dr I M Bradley Semester 2 Weekly meetings to advice and monitor progress Ensure students use Logbook review progress clearly identify tasks, refer to ToR Schedule ensure appropriate amount of time being spent on project Keep Project Tutor informed if any major problems
© Dr I M Bradley MarkingMarkingGeneral Points Must be independent marking ALL students must have a viva / demonstration with both supervisor and second marker present Student’s responsibility to arrange Marking forms will be provided MUST enter comments to justify marks awarded
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