Research Frontiers module (AC52008)

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Module code


Semester: 2


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About the Module

Research Frontiers is a final year module which runs in the second semester. In this module, you will be exposed to highly focused areas of leading edge research in computing. You will gain a detailed understanding of computing research topics, which developing transferable skills connected with approaches to research and advanced development. AC52008 is a 20 credit module.

AC52008 runs for 10 weeks and consists of five research topics. These will be drawn from the research expertise within Computing.

Credit Rating

There are 20 SCQF points available on this module.

Module timetable

Week Subject
1 Topic 1
2 Topic 1
3 Topic 2
4 Topic 2
5 Topic 3
6 Topic 3
7 Topic 4
8 Topic 4
9 Topic 5
10 Topic 5

Assessment and Coursework

Coursework counts for 100% of the final module mark.


At the end of each two-week topic, students will complete a short assessment. These assessments account for 30% of the final module grade.

At the end of the module, students will complete two larger assignments (chosen from five options – one per topic). Each larger assignment is worth 35% of the final module grade.

Marking criteria are provided on My Dundee for all assignments so that you know what we are looking for when we are marking your coursework. Please ensure that you refer to these when completing assignments.


All course material is available on My Dundee. This includes the topics to be covered, copies of lecture materials, practical exercises, and assignments. The reading list for this module can be accessed from My Dundee and provides recommended materials for completing the module.


This module is available on following courses: