CSC5000W - Computer Science Dissertation

180 credits at NQF level 9

Entry Requirements:

Computer Science Honours from UCT prior to 2018, or permission from the Head of Department in exceptional cases. In the normal case, students will be expected to register for Master’s specialising in Computer Science, by coursework and minor dissertation.

Course Outline:

This course consists of an investigation of an approved topic chosen for intensive study by the candidate (student), culminating in the submission of a dissertation. The dissertation shall demonstrate the successful completion of a programme of training in research methods, a thorough understanding of the scientific principles underlying the research and an appropriate acquaintance with the relevant literature. It must be clearly presented and conform to the standards of the department and faculty. The dissertation will usually consist of a report detailing the conduct, and analysis of the results of, research performed under the close guidance of a suitably qualified supervisor/s. The dissertation should be well-conceived and acknowledge earlier research in the field. It should demonstrate the ability to undertake a substantial and informed piece of research, and to collect, organise and analyse material. General rules for this degree may be found in the front of the handbook. Students will be expected to attend a research methods course in the first year. Master's specialising in Computer Science by Coursework and Minor dissertation Programme Convener: Professor J Gain Course structure: See General rules for Master's Degrees in the front section of this book. Progression: In any given year, students must either be registered for or have passed at least six of the elective courses. Students get two attempts to pass each course. Should a student fail any course on the second attempt, they will not be allowed to continue with the degree. This applies to the Research Methods course as well. Students should pass a minimum of two elective courses per year.