CF981-7-SU-CO:
CCFEA MSc Dissertation

The details
2023/24
Computational Finance and Economic Agents (Centre for)
Colchester Campus
Summer
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Monday 22 April 2024
Friday 05 July 2024
60
24 July 2023

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

MSC N30312 Computational Finance,
MSC N30324 Computational Finance,
MSC N35012 Algorithmic Trading,
MSC N35024 Algorithmic Trading,
MSC N3CL12 Financial Technology (Computer Science),
MSC N3CL24 Financial Technology (Computer Science)

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 real-world practical financial 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

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Individual supervision by allocated supervisor.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   MSc Dissertation  27/08/2024  100% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

100 per cent Coursework Mark

Reassessment

100 per cent Coursework Mark

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Panagiotis Kanellopoulos, email: panagiotis.kanellopoulos@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Panagiotis Kanellopoulos
School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770

 

Availability
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External examiner

Dr Anna Jordanous
University of Kent
Senior Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

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