Module/Course Description

Course Title: Project I

Course Code: UU-COM-4005

Programme: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science - MW

Credits: 3.00

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

The final year project is taken in the 4th year of study of the student in two semesters as COMP-498 (1st semester) and COMP-499 (2nd semester) and is completed only upon completion of both courses in the second semester. This course provides an opportunity for students to extend their studies in particular fields of interest that appertain to their future career aspirations. Students are expected to bring together the academic content and skills developed in a range of courses in an interdisciplinary way. This core module provides development opportunity for self awareness in regards to one’s personal strengths and weaknesses; understanding the limits and applicability of the subject discipline and being able to perform in a variety of contexts; working through problems and making creative and purposeful change with an awareness of ethical and moral codes of practice.

The course:

• Provides the opportunity for individual study in depth of some specialized area of computing of suitable scale and complexity
• Supports students in making self-determined decisions concerning the applicability of their study to their personal career goals and aspirations
• Provides an opportunity to develop a range of skills associated with research including analysis, interpretation, written expression, formal report writing and selfdisciplined study
• Provides a showcase for students to demonstrate their ability to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired throughout the course to a significant and specialized task
• Encourages reflection upon the relationship of design decisions to the appropriateness of the finished task

Learning Outcomes:

- Apply methodologies, theories, skills and tools learning during the course and incorporate, where appropriate, best practice in terms of professional, technical and ethical issues.
- Make self-determined choices about their own learning agenda in relation to their career aspirations.
- Time-manage a substantial task through the creation of milestones and self-managed study.
- Understand the role of deliverables at various stages of a project’s development.
- Critically evaluate the results of the project in relation to the goals that they have set.
- Organize and present documentation in a professional manner.
- Have developed a final profile (the new graduate’s CV) of personal/professional attributes within the context of qualities and transferable skills, including selfevaluation, necessary for employment and further study or professional development, articulated through the personal development plan.

Prerequisites: UU-ACG-1000, UU-MKT-2000, UU-MAN-2010, UU-BBA-2000, UU-ENG-1000, UU-ENG-1001, UU-ENG-1005, UU-COM-1000, UU-MTH-1000, UU-MTH-1005, UU-MTH-2000, UU-MTH-3000, UU-COM-1100, UU-COM-1101, UU-COM-2004, UU-COM-1103, UU-COM-2000, UU-COM-2001, UU-COM-2002, UU-COM-2003, UU-COM-3000, UU-COM-3002, UU-COM-3003, UU-COM-3004, UU-COM-3005, UU-COM-3008, UU-COM-4001, UU-COM-4002, UU-COM-4003, UU-COM-4004, UU-COM-4008, UU-COM-4009, UU-COM-4010, UU-BA-IND100, UU-FNT-103, UU-BBA-2010-BCS, UU-BBA-1000-BCS


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