CT6007: Individual Research Project

CT6007: Individual Research Project

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Individual Research Project
Module Code CT6007
Module Tutor Paul O'Brien
School School of Business and Technology
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module provides the opportunity for students to study in depth a topic of their own choice within the subject area of the field. Students self-manage an academic investigation of an appropriate topic with support from an adviser. The module also introduces research methods and the principles of data summary and presentation.

Indicative Syllabus

The module content includes: the research process, research ethics, and methods of enquiry appropriate for student's degree programme, technical report writing, report evaluation. It will also provide scope for students to demonstrate their ability to research, analyze, synthesize and evaluate appropriate literature and research findings. Students from Computing, Computer Games Design and Product Design must develop a practical element, however note that the submitted work needs to retain an academic emphasis.

Learning Outcomes A student passing this module should be able to:
  1. explain the different stages of the life cycle of a project,
  2. self manage a significant piece of work that is appropriate for their degree,
  3. critically evaluate information, literature and methodologies relating to their chosen topic,
  4. justify the selection of appropriate methodologies, technologies and tools,
  5. synthesise ideas into appropriate conclusions,
  6. evaluate critically both the product and process by which the deliverable(s) were produced
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 60
Independent Learning Hours: 240
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Assignment: Individual: 4000 words
002: 50% Assignment: Individual: 4000 words
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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