MSc Project and Dissertation

The details
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Sunday 25 April 2021
Friday 02 July 2021
31 July 2020


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MSC G40012 Advanced Computer Science,
MSC G40024 Advanced Computer Science,
MSC G41112 Artificial Intelligence,
MSC G41124 Artificial Intelligence,
MSC G51512 Big Data and Text Analytics,
MSC G51524 Big Data and Text Analytics,
MSC H61212 Computer Engineering,
MSC H61224 Computer Engineering,
MSC H60112 Computer Networks and Security,
MSC H60124 Computer Networks and Security,
MSC H61012 Electronic Engineering,
MSC H61024 Electronic Engineering,
MSC G40912 Internet of Things,
MSC G40924 Internet of Things,
MSC G40812 Intelligent Systems and Robotics,
MSC G40824 Intelligent Systems and Robotics,
MSC H64112 Global Communication Systems,
MSC H64124 Global Communication Systems,
MSC G61012 Computer Games,
MSC G61024 Computer Games,
MPHDG40048 Computer Science,
PHD G40048 Computer Science,
MPHDH60248 Engineering,
PHD H60248 Engineering

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.


This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   MSc Presentation    10% 
Coursework   MSc Dissertation    90% 

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

Dr Venkata Lakshmipathi Raju Chinthalapati
The University of Greenwich
Senior Lecturer (Finance)
Dr Robert Mark Stevenson
University of Sheffield
Senior Lecturer
Prof Raouf Hamzaoui
De Montfort University
Dr Marios Angelopoulos
Bournemouth University
Principal Academic
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information

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