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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2011 - 2012

Module Title Project
Module Code MS510
School School of Mathematical Sciences

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NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 30
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The first part of this module aims to equip stuidents with the technical, written and presentational skills required to undertake a project . Students will participate in the following activities : .Lab Session (two hours a week) .Library Tour .Presentation Practice. In the second part of the module , students will put the above into practice in the context of a specific problem under the guidance of their supervisor .

Learning Outcomes

1. Source material relevant to a research project
2. Extract and digest the main scientific ideas contained in a piece of published research
3. Supply the technical details missing from the main source article , including finding appropriate references for the relevant results and concepts
4. Assess the limitations of the specific approach followed
5. Take responsibility for the progression of their work under the guidance of a supervisor
6. Write a well-structured report containing a suitable balance between broad overview and technical details
7. Produce documents using Latex
8. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of grammar and clear writing in written reports
9. Demonstrate an understanding of the conventions and notation used in mathematical writing and of the importance of logical argument
10. Design and produce good presentation slides
11. Communicate the key points of the project to a non-specialist audience

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Laboratory10Latex training
Lecture12project skills
Independent Study350reseach and writing up time
Lecture10meeting with supervisor
Total Workload: 382

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Introduction to Latex

Library tour

Writing skills

Presentation skills

Formulation of the model

Literature search

Background reading arising from literature search

Detailed investigation

Report writing


Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

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