COMPGS11 - Research Seminar in Software Engineering
This database contains the 2017-18 versions of syllabuses. Syllabuses from the 2016-17 session are available here.
Note: Whilst every effort is made to keep the syllabus and assessment records correct, the precise details must be checked with the lecturer(s).
|Prerequisites||A good standard of computer literacy is required as programming may be involved.|
|Prerequisite for||COMPGS98 (Students wishing to take COMPGS98 Research Project in Software Engineering MUST choose GS11 and GS12 as one of their options).|
|Taught By||Earl Barr (100%)|
|Aims||To introduce students to cutting-edge research methods in software engineering emphasising the close reading of research papers and the critical, yet balanced, evaluation of research ideas.|
Students successfully completing the module should be able to:
This module will teach students how to conduct research in software engineering. It will introduce them to seminal papers and the cutting-edge research that UCL faculty are pursuing.
The module will begin by discussing what research is from the point of view of software engineering. It will discuss finding, evaluating and formulating research ideas. This module focuses on helping students develop the skills and habits needed to closely read research papers.
Method of Instruction
Seminar, lecture, and peer presentation and review. Students will read 3-4 papers each week; for each assigned paper, they must turn in a 1 page critique. Readings will be assigned and available via Moodle.
The module has the following assessment components:
- Project Presentation (70%)
- Coursework (30%)
To pass this course, students must:
- Obtain an overall pass mark of 50% for all sections combined.
Reading list available via the UCL Library catalogue.