MSc Project and Dissertation

The details
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 18 December 2020
31 July 2020


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MSC G411JS Artificial Intelligence,
MSC G408JS Intelligent Systems and Robotics

Module description

This module will provide students with the opportunity to apply computer science and/or engineering principles and techniques to the solution of a practical problem involving a large project.

Module aims

The aim of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to apply computer science and/or engineering principles and techniques to the solution of a practical problem.

Module learning outcomes

After completing this module students will be expected to have

1. Researched the background and literature relating to a practical problem involving the application of computer science and/or engineering.
2. Designed, implemented and evaluated a solution to the problem according to appropriate computer science and/or engineering principles.
3. Written a dissertation about their investigation.
4. Given an oral presentation, answered questions about the project, and given a demonstration of their implementation.
5. Demonstrated the use of appropriate project management tools to organise and prioritise the various tasks involved in producing both the solution and the report.

Module information

Outline Syllabus

All taught course MSc students, who have been successful in their examinations, undertake an individual project during the summer. The project, which must be in an approved area of computer science or electrical engineering, is carried out under the supervision of a member of staff, and leads to a substantial dissertation.

Learning and teaching methods

No information available.


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Overall assessment

100 per cent Coursework Mark


100 per cent Coursework Mark

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Michael Gardner, email: mgardner@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Michael Gardner, Professor Klaus McDonald-Maier
School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
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