Aims/Description: The Darwin research project provides the opportunity for students to engage in a substantial piece of research work. It is undertaken in groups. Unlike the individual project, it is not primarily concerned with software development, although software development may be involved as part of the process of carrying out the research, for instance to construct the 'experimental apparatus' required for it. Projects are suggested and supervised by Department of Computer Science staff. Students form groups and choose a project which interests them (subject to numbers of students registered), then refine the scope of the research by conducting a thorough analysis of the topic area and formulating a solution also with the help of their supervisor. The project is developed under strong supervision and appropriate interim reports are produced and presented. The project culminates with the production of a publication of the research finding and a full report of the work carried out, as well as a final conference style presentation.

Staff Contact: RAGNI ANTON
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation, Project/ portfolio

Notes: This unit forms part of an accredited degree programme

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