The deliverables have been artificially separated into three to satisfy the teaching policy. In fact they will be treated as below:
In comp188 students have individual programmes of study which are developed in collaboration between the student, the supervisor, and the unit convenor. In addition, the same group negotiates an appropriate assessment regime, depending upon the nature of the work undertaken.
Typically, we refer to the assessment items as "deliverables" to emphasise that they can take many forms. In fact, the majority of them are reports of some kind, but some projects include software deliverables, design deliverables, essays, draft papers, etc.
The number, nature, timing and weighting of the deliverables, will be negotiated with each student individually, but typically it will include a major piece of writing reporting summatively on the whole comp188 activities and due at the end of the study period. The other deliverables are more varied in nature depending upon students' individual projects.
This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
- Students in comp188 will have individual experience in scoping a research project (in collaboration with a staff member). This is an important skill.
- Students will develop research management skills which will be dependent upon the particular research area chosen, but students will manage a small research project and see it through to completion
- The comp188 deliverables will be negotiated with each student, but will typically include a project report, and students will develop research writing skills
- Depending upon the research project, there will be individual content skills developed by each student