Capstone Project: Mathematics

The details
Mathematical Sciences
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
07 October 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for


Module description

This is a project for which a student should undertake about 75 hours work.

Students opting to undertake a Capstone Project in the autumn term are likely to have to attend the presentation part of the assessment during week 15 – this is the week before the start of the Spring term.

Module aims

The principal aim of the project is to enable a student 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 lecture course. Subsidiary aims are that the student should gain experience of solo work involving research concerning some previously unknown topic, the production of a project report and an oral examination.

Module learning outcomes

Upon completing a project a student 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 report in an oral interview.

Module information

Students submitting a project must give an oral presentation on the project, and also attend an interview on it. General guidance on how to give an oral presentation will be provided, and students are advised to discuss the detailed content of their oral presentation with their supervisors.

Learning and teaching methods

Please see the Project Handbook for more details on Capstone Projects.


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 Final project 13/12/2019

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Chris Antonopoulos (, Dr David Penman (, Dr Jackie Wong (



External examiner

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).


Further information
Mathematical Sciences

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