Research Frontiers module (AC52044)

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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.

AC52044 is a 10 credit module. It consists of two blocks; from which you will select topics to study. You will select a total of two units, one from the first block and one from the second block.The topics available will be indicated to

The topics available will be indicated to you in a presentation at the end of semester 1. These will be drawn from the research expertise within computing.Note: For students on the MSc Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Note: For students on the MSc Augmentative and Alternative Communication programme, you will take (Block 1) Assistive Technology and (Block 2) Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

Credit Rating

There are 10 SCQF points available on this module.

Assessment and Coursework

Coursework counts for 100% of the final module mark.
The final degree exam counts for 0% of the final module mark.


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.

Assignments will be made available within each option. The total coursework mark for each option is worth 50% of your overall grade.


All course material is available on My Dundee. This includes 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.