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TITLE Advanced Project

LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Artificial Intelligence

DESCRIPTION This is a project intended to be taken by students from Faculty of Science who choose Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAI) as an area of study. The aim is to assess the student’s ability in CSAI where this area has not been chosen for the final year project.

An advanced project is a purpose-designed piece of work that is intended to assess the student's mastery of the major project-related skills, including:
(i) intellectual engagement: the ability of the student to discover, absorb, master and reflect upon theoretical knowledge, accepted practice and methodologies relating to the field in question,
(ii) engineering: the ability to successfully harness theory in the service of the practical task at hand, as judged by the quality of any artifacts produced,
(iii) self organisation: this includes aspects of project planning (the ability to divide the project into manageable subparts), time management (i.e. the ability to define and execute a schedule for achieving the subparts) and personal drive (ability to take own initiative) and
(iv) communication: the ability to successfully present the work undertaken both in written and oral form.

Students are expected to produce:
(i) an artifact such as a working program, a proof, a description of a process or relation, or a framework / methodology
(ii) a report, up to 15,000 words in length, that comprises a review of the literature and background, aims and objectives, chosen approach, a written account of the task as carried out, description of the artifact (with relevant documentation in the case of a working program), conclusions and bibliography, and
(iii) a presentation of duration 10 mins in which to present the work undertaken before an audience including the supervisor and examiner.




Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Presentation & Oral Examination Yes 15%
Report Yes 85%


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