COMP0132 Robotics and Computation Dissertation

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Academic session



Robotics and Computation Dissertation



Module delivery

1819/A7P/T23/COMP0132 Postgraduate

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FHEQ Level


FHEQ credits



Terms 2 and 3

Module leader

Stoyanov, Danail



Module administrator

Nessa, Yasmin


To give students experience of undertaking and completing a large piece of work, applying techniques learned throughout the programme, including the technical skills of analysis, design and implementation and demonstration.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, a student will be able to:

  1. work individually developing a major project.
  2. plan and coordinate development activities.
  3. make realistic work commitments.
  4. present the work done effectively to a deadline.

Availability and prerequisites

This module delivery is available for selection on the below-listed programmes. The relevant programme structure will specify whether the module is core, optional, or elective.

In order to be eligible to select this module as optional or elective, where available, students must meet all prerequisite conditions to the satisfaction of the module leader. Places for students taking the module as optional or elective are limited and will be allocated according to the department’s module selection policy.

Programmes on which available:

  • MSc Robotics and Computation


There are no formal prerequsities.



There is no set syllabus: students identify their chosen project area and are allocated a supervisor who is a member of academic staff. The supervisor provides support and guidance. The project runs from immediately after the examination period (May/June); students are responsible for organising themselves and their work, with advice from their supervisor. Students are expected to meet with their supervisor on a regular basis, as agreed with the supervisor.

Some projects are done in conjunction with other departments of the College, others are done in conjunction with external organisations. In all cases at least on supervisor must be from within the department.

Project report

The main report documents the results of the project. The deadline for submission is normally the first week of September.

Formatting details

The dissertation text (defined as everything except title page, table of contents, references and appendices) should typically be between 30 and 100 pages in 12 point type and 1.5 or double spacing. The total dissertation length (main text together with appendices) should under no circumstances exceed 120 pages.

Students should place their code in an online repository and provide access details to it in their dissertation.

Writing the dissertation is LaTeX is optional, but strongly recommended.

An indicative reading list is available via


The module is delivered through independent study, review of the literature, project design and specification, project development through software or hardware work and finally reporting through a thorough thesis. The work will be supervised by at least one of the programme tutors and will be monitored by the programme director.


This module delivery is assessed as below:



Weight (%)



Dissertation (including code appendix)



In order to pass this module delivery, students must achieve an overall weighted module mark of 50%.