COMPX591-23I (HAM)

Dissertation

30 Points

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The University of Waikato
Academic Divisions
Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences Office
Department of Computer Science

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What this paper is about

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A directed study investigation and dissertation on an approved project or study topic under the supervision of a lecturer. Students must obtain the lecturer’s approval and signature on a Project Selection form (available from the Computer Science department office or website).
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How this paper will be taught

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There is one lecture hour per week which all students are expected to attend (although there are some weeks indicated where there is no class scheduled). Students should also arrange to meet with their supervisor at least once per week. A total of 450 hours work is expected for this paper, with the remaining time each week a mix of reading, planning, computer work and documentation, and writing for the interim report, and the dissertation.

Class attendance is expected. The course notes provided are not comprehensive, and additional material will be covered in class. You are responsible for all material covered in class.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Analyse and synthesise relevant literature
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Project proposal (2)
    Interim progress report (4)
    Final dissertation (5)
  • Communicate research results in a written context
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Final dissertation (5)
  • Conduct independent research with supervision
    Linked to the following assessments:
    In-class presentation (3)
    Interim progress report (4)
    Final dissertation (5)
  • Develop and evaluate a solution to an identified research problem
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Final dissertation (5)
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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Assessment is measured on the work carried out on the project, as viewed through the dissertation, although some acknowledgement will also be made of any artefacts (implementations or other) produced as part of the project activity. Success is weighed against difficulty.

As part of the Assessment process, the Department may request a demonstration of any application or artefact produced as part of the project. Similarly, the Department may request an inspection of any relevant data or source code. To support the reproducibility of research results, students are encouraged to submit relevant data and source code alongside their dissertation submission.

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Title, Photo, Blurb
21 Jul 2023
5:00 PM
0
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Project proposal
28 Jul 2023
11:30 PM
0
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. In-class presentation
0
  • Presentation: In Class
4. Interim progress report
13 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
0
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Final dissertation
26 Feb 2024
11:30 PM
100
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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