Fundamentals of Web Technology (Undergraduate)
MSc Advanced Placement Project (Postgraduate)
This module focuses on the research and communication skills needed to successfully execute an advanced placement project with an external partner. It will introduce group work exercises basic presentation skills and consider the application of research methods to concrete problems. Students will identify and develop their placement project proposals, present and critique them. The module is assessed by oral examination and thesis produced at the end of the project.
MSc Advanced Research Project (Postgraduate)
This module draws together the knowledge and skills from the taught component to address a research challenge of significant scope to be undertaken independently, under supervision. It focuses on the technical, project management and communication skills needed to successfully execute academic- and/or industry-oriented research. The project entails to apply research methods to solve original problems of fundamental or applied nature. The module is assessed by oral examination and a thesis produced at the end.
MSc by Research Project (Postgraduate)
MSc by Research Project
MSc by Research Project (Postgraduate)
This substantial individual research project, worth 8 units, is taken as part of the MSc by Research offering from the Department of Computer Science. Candidates undertake an extended period of research embedded in an appropriate Departmental Research Group. Regular supervision and feedback sessions, combined with active engagement in departmental research seminars support students individual learning and development of research skills. Students will normally be expected to have authored an academic paper as part of the module. Assessment is by written thesis and viva.
A design, development or research project in the field of electronic engineering, to be taken by all final-year BEng students registered for a BEng programme of study in Electronic Engineering. Not open to Associate Students or students from other departments.
A design, development or research project in the field of electronic engineering, to be taken by all final year MEng students registered for an MEng programme of study in Electronic Engineering. This module aims: * to give students experience of managing their own time to complete a project in engineering design, development, or research which is initially specified only in terms of the final desired outcome * to teach students to develop a professional approach in their project work and to develop their communication skills, both written and oral, to a standard expected by industry of a new graduate.
A project can be proposed in any area of your specialisation (module). Industrially and commercially proposed topics are welcome. All work must be original and your own. Where you use ideas, structure or text from other sources you must always fully reference this. The project is probably the most demanding task that you have to undertake. It is very different from the taught modules. Although you will have a supervisor, you are on your own to a greater extent. The onus is on you to define the project boundaries, to review relevant literature, to devise the methods of investigation, to carry out the investigation, to assess your findings and to report your work in a scholarly manner. You will be introduced to many of these aspects during the Research Methods module. To be successful you will need to plan, estimate and manage your time and energy. The rest you will have to learn as you go along. You are required to produce three documents, on or before specified deadlines, as part of the project. The project specification is a short document; the Draft report is required one month before the end of the project; followed by the final report (the dissertation).
The aim of the MSc project is to give students the opportunity to apply to a significant advanced project, the techniques and technologies, that they have learned in their lecture modules. Projects will either be significantly development based, or else have a research focus. All projects will be expected either to investigate or to make use of techniques that are at the leading edge of the field. Candidates will be asked to submit a project report on completion of the allotted project period (3 months full time). This report will be evaluated using the standard criteria for scholarly work. Projects will also include a viva where students will be required to demonstrate and defend their work.
This individual project on a suitable subject under academic supervision will require an extensive literature review, good technical implementation and evaluation skills combined with the ability to undertake independent critical analysis. Assessment is by written report and viva. The value of this module is worth more than its nominal 30 credit weighting. The project is seen as an excellent indicator of a student's overall ability to carry out a serious piece of work, and consequently employers are likely to be impressed by competence shown. It will give you a topic of conversation at your job interview. Some professional organisations, such as IEE, only accept a degree as a valid precondition of membership if it includes a substantial individual project. This module is compulsory for the degree title G401 MSci in Computer Science. Online information is available from https://intranet.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/courses/coursenotes/projects/bsc/ Not open to Associate Students
Written and verbal reports on the design and implementation of a software (or software and hardware) system. The aim of the project is to produce a quality product with limited resources. The project tests both technical ability and organisation, communication and evaluation skills. The value of this module is worth more than its nominal 30 credit weighting. The project is seen as an excellent indicator of a student's overall ability to carry out a serious piece of work, and consequently employers are likely to be impressed by competence shown. It will give you a topic of conversation at your job interview. Some professional organisations, such as IEE, only accept a degree as a valid precondition of membership if it includes a substantial individual project. As G400 Computer Science is accredited by BCS this module is compulsory for this degree title. Online information is available from https://intranet.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/courses/coursenotes/projects/bsc/. Not open to Associate Students.
Software Engineering (Work based)
This module is only open to degree apprentices in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. It covers the following topics: engineering principles, management principles, theoretical foundations, tools and notation for development and testing of large-scale software systems; practical skills in using a range of relevant tools including a Java programming IDE, unit testing tool, configuration management tool, UML design tool, and project planning tool; exposure to industry-standard techniques and tools.
Research Interests:Usman's current research interests are within the areas of Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing. His research is focused on the development of assistive technologies to support independent living.
- Ambient Intelligent Environments
- Context Awareness
- Mobile Sensing
- Machine Learning Techniques
- Educational Technologies