Capstone Project: Mathematics
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 02 July 2021
29 July 2020
Requisites for this module
StudentS should undertake about 300 hours of work for a two term Capstone Project. Students opting to undertake a full year Capstone Project are likely to have to attend the presentation part of the assessment during weeks 31-32.
The principal aim of the project is to enable students to gain experience of some branch of mathematics, statistics, operational research or the interface of these disciplines with other fields, that the student would not meet in any module. Subsidiary aims are that students should gain experience of solo work involving research concerning some previously unknown topic, the production of a project document and final presentation (presentation and oral examination).
Upon completing a 30 credit project students should:
1. Have a good idea of the basic methods for obtaining information on a topic, including the efficient use of the library or a corresponding information source.
2. Understand how to set about the preparation of a project report, including the correct methods for referencing source material.
3. Have experienced the difficulties of explaining the contents of a project document in final presentation (presentation and oral examination).
On top of submitting a report, students must give presentation on the project, and also attend an oral examination on it. General guidance on how to give a presentation will be provided, and students are advised to discuss the detailed content of their presentation with their supervisors.
Please note that students are only allowed to undertake one of the following variants - MA829-6-AU (autumn term), MA830-6-SP (spring term) or MA831-6-FY (full year).
Please see the Project Handbook for more details on Capstone Projects.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Combined Report & Interview
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Murat Akman, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Alastair Litterick, email: email@example.com.
Dr Murat Akman (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr Alastair Litterick (email@example.com)
Dr Tania Clare Dunning
The University of Kent
Reader in Applied Mathematics
Available via Moodle
Of 3 hours, 1 (33.3%) hours available to students:
2 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.
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