Advanced Study Project in Computer Science and Software Engineering

Summary

Admission requirements

  1. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Degree of Engineering in Computer Science, or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180 higher education credits.
  2. The equivalent of English 6/English B in Swedish secondary school.
  3. 15 credits of programming.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students spring 2019, spring 2018, spring 2017

Course Code:
DA617A revision 1
Swedish name:
Fördjupningsarbete i datavetenskap och programvaruteknik
Level of specialisation
A1N
Main fields of study:
Computer Science
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
23 September 2015
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Technology and Society
Enforcement date:
16 January 2017

Entry requirements

  1. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Degree of Engineering in Computer Science, or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180 higher education credits.
  2. The equivalent of English 6/English B in Swedish secondary school.
  3. 15 credits of programming.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course is part of the main field of study Computer Science and meets the degree requirement for the degree of Master (One Year), main field of study Computer Science.

Purpose

The main purpose for the student is to develop deepened knowledge within a specific, by the student chosen, area of Computer Science or Software Engineering.

The student is also expected to develop his/her general skills on conducting scientific work, including scientific writing, information gathering, and source criticism. Hence, this course also aims to prepare the student for a future master’s thesis.

Contents

The student will conduct an advanced study project within a specific, by the the student chosen, area of Computer Science or Software Engineering. The content of the course depends to a large extent on the chosen topic for the project.

In an advanced study project, the student may, for example, conduct a small study that is reported in the form of a scientific text or use existing literature in order to write a scientific text that compiles knowledge within a specific area of his/her interest.

In order to support the choice of topic for an advanced study project, the student will be given an overview of some relevant areas within Computer Science and Software Engineering.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
On completion of the course the student shall demonstrate:
deepened knowledge within a specific area of Computer Science or Software Engineering
Skills and abilities
On completion of the course the student shall demonstrate:

  • ability to use existing scientific work as a basis for an advanced study project
  • ability to plan and fulfill an advanced study project within predetermined time frames
Judgment and approach
On completion of the course the student shall demonstrate:
  • ability to critically review existing work in the chosen field of study
  • ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge within the chosen area and take responsibility for her/his ongoing learning

Learning activities

Lectures and seminars, including a mandatory oral presentation of the study project and an opposition (approximately 10 hours), project supervision (approximately 5 hours), and independent project work (approximately 185 hours).

Assessments

This course is assessed through a project report (6.5 credits) and an oral project presentation and an opposition (1 credit).

Requirements for pass E: Passed assessment on all parts of the course.
Requirements for pass A-D: The grade for the project report will be the final grade for the course.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

Main literature:
The literature in the course will mainly be scientific articles, reports, and books within the chosen area of Computer Science or Software Engineering. The literature will be identified and chosen by the student, with support from his/her supervisor, based on the identified need for knowledge.

Reference literature:
  • Dawson, Christian (2009). Projects in computing and information systems. A student’s guide (2nd edition), Addison Wesley

Course evaluation

The university provides all students who are participating in, or have completed, a course to express their experiences and views on the course through a course evaluation which is organized at the end of the course. The university will collate the course evaluations and provide information about their results and any actions prompted by them. The results shall be made available to the students. (HF 1:14).

Interim rules

When a course is no longer given, or the contents have been radically changed, the student has the right to re-take the examination, which will be given twice during a one year period, according to the syllabus which was valid at the time of registration.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Technology and Society at the department Computer Science and Media Technology.

Further information

Johan Holmgren, Course Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657688
Studentservice TS - Malmö Universitet,

Application

21 January 2019 - 31 March 2019 Day-time 50% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program