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-====== ​Master'​s ​Dissertation ======+====== ​Masters ​Dissertation ======
  
-Please see the module ​descriptions below for details. In particular take note of the assessment and the syllabus, giving an overview of the various stages in the project. Deadlines are shown with your project information when you log into your PATS account.+This is the main page for information about the 60 credit masters dissertation. ​Please see the  ​[[http://​handbooks.data.cardiff.ac.uk/​module/​CMT400.html|CMT400 module description]] ​for further ​details. In particular take note of the assessment and the syllabus, giving an overview of the various stages in the project. Deadlines are shown with your project information when you log into your PATS account. You will also receive further information about your final year project by e-mail. E-mails relevant to everyone are also available below.
  
-  * [[https://​www.cs.cf.ac.uk/​currentstudents/​modules/​CMT636.pdf|CMT636]] Dissertation+===== Project Selection =====
  
-You will also receive further information about your final year project ​by e-mailE-mails relevant to everyone ​are also available below.+In term 2 you are going to select ​your project. ​Below are guides on how to propose projects and select your project using PATS.
  
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-====== Project Guides ====== 
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-These guides are meant to help you produce good final year project reports. A good report is one that presents your project work concisely and effectively. It should contain various materials relevant to the work you have undertaken in respect of your project; it should be organised into a logical framework; and it should be supported by written material that follows well-established academic conventions in a consistent fashion. 
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-An important point to remember is that the report should describe your work. Large chunks of bookwork describing standard material are unnecessary. You should simply refer to such material where necessary - assume that your reader is a competent computer or information systems theorist or practitioner. 
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-The guidelines here are arranged roughly in the order that you will need them. For undergraduate projects much of the information given here is based upon the ideas presented in the first year module on “Professional Skills” (CM0128). Therefore we recommend that you refer back to that module’s notes. 
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-Your project supervisor will guide you on what it is reasonable to expect a project in your chosen topic to deliver. However, all projects are required to justify all decisions made at every stage of research and the development of appropriate deliverables,​ including the choice of approach. 
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-  * [[Project Selection]]:​ Details about how to select your project. 
   * [[Project Proposals]]:​ Details about writing and submitting project proposals.   * [[Project Proposals]]:​ Details about writing and submitting project proposals.
   * [[Project Supervision]]:​ Details about finding and arranging project supervision.   * [[Project Supervision]]:​ Details about finding and arranging project supervision.
  
-  * [[project_publication|Project Publication]]::​ Details about how to publish your project online. +===== Deliverables ​=====
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-===== Project Handbook ​=====+
  
-The MSc project ​handbook covers most aspects concerning ​your project ​throughout its lifetime: +This is an overview of the expected deliverables and related tasks you have to execute for your project. You also find the required deliverables with their submission deadlines under your PATS project ​details.
-  * {{:​mscprojecthandbook2011.pdf|MSc Project Handbook}}+
  
-===== Project ​Writing Guide =====+  * Dissertation:​ A final report must be submitted at the end of the summer period. Guidance for writing this report is given in the MSc Project ​Handbook. 
 +  * [[Project Publication]]:​ Details about how to publish your project online in PATS.
  
-A final report ​must be submitted at the end of the summer periodGuidance for writing this report is given in +For information about how to submit a report ​via PATS please see the [[Submission Guide]]Note that in order to get an extension to the submission deadline the general coursework submission extension guidelines apply.
-  * {{:​project-report.pdf|A Short Guide to Writing Your Final Year Project Report Or MSc Dissertation}}+
  
-===== Technical ​Guides =====+===== Guides =====
  
-Please find further ​information ​below on how to use PATS, prepare the various deliverables in a suitable format and related technical issues.+The MSc Project Handbook (available on Learning Central) covers most aspects concerning your project throughout its lifetime. Further ​information on how to use PATS, prepare the various deliverables in a suitable format and related technical issues ​are available in these guides: 
 +  * [[Submission Guide]]: General instructions on how to submit the deliverables via PATS. 
 +  * [[PDF Guide]]: Instructions on how to generate PDF files.
  
-  * [[Submission Guide]]: General instructions on how to submit the reports and plans for your final year project via PATS. +===== Assessment =====
-  * [[PDF Guide]]: Instructions on how to create PDF files required for all submissions via PATS. +
-  * [[Checksums]]:​ Instructions on how to generate file checksums to verify your submissions and for alternative submission mechanisms (as described in the [[Submission Guide]]).+
  
-====== ​Project ​Coordinator ======+The mark is based on your **project approach**, **argument**,​ **products** and **reflection** (on equal weighting) according to the following criteria: 
 +  * Project ​approach 
 +    * a professional approach is used 
 +    * appropriate methods and tools are used 
 +  * Argument 
 +    * the dissertation is well structured 
 +    * the dissertation justifies its conclusions. 
 +  * Products 
 +    * products deal with the problem appropriately 
 +    * products make a contribution to knowledge 
 +  * Reflection 
 +    * The student has developed insight and understanding
  
-[[http://​users.cs.cf.ac.uk/Paul.Rosin/|Paul L Rosin]] ​at  ​[[mailto:​Paul.Rosin@cs.cf.ac.uk|Paul.Rosin@cs.cf.ac.uk]]+Your project dissertation will be marked independently by your academic supervisor and a second examiner (moderator) selected by the School on the basis of understanding of the subject areaThey each give a mark out of 100If their marks differ by 10 or less, the average is takenIf the difference is greater than 10, they meet together to discuss the reasons for the difference, and try to come to an agreementIf they cannot agree, a third marker will be appointedYou require a mark of at least 50% to pass; also see the MSc project handbook above.
  
 +===== Project Coordinator =====
  
 +[[http://​www.bdeng.me|Bailin Deng]] at [[DengB3@cardiff.ac.uk|DengB3@cardiff.ac.uk]]
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