A Study of the Postgraduate Project Process in a School of Computing

Judith A. Hopkins, Steve J. Wade

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Abstract

The postgraduate students of a school of Computing do the major work on their projects when taught classes have officially ended. This usually runs from end of May to end of August of an academic year. The entire postgraduate process involves many team players. Even though the MSc students have a vital role to play, there are many behind the scenes persons who work assiduously to ensure that the entire process flows smoothly. Despite the best of intentions, to err is human and the postgraduate project is not exempt from bottlenecks. This research uses Soft System Methodology (SSM) to explore the process involved in doing postgraduate projects. It seeks to search for and highlight any areas that can be improved. If discovered and deemed desirable and feasible, solutions can be provided in these areas by mapping the output of the SSM study as input to an object oriented software development process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Seventh IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education
EditorsV. Uskov
PublisherACTA Press
Pages112-117
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0889864306
ISBN (Print)0889864225, 9780889864306
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2004
EventInternational Association of Science and Technology for Development International Conference: Computers and Advanced Technology in Education - Kauai, United States
Duration: 16 Aug 200418 Aug 2004
https://www.iasted.org/conferences/pastinfo-428.html

Publication series

NameComputers and Advanced Technology in Education 2004
PublisherACTA Press
Number428
ISSN (Print)1482-7905
ISSN (Electronic)1922-8082

Conference

ConferenceInternational Association of Science and Technology for Development International Conference
Abbreviated titleIASTED / CATE 2004
CountryUnited States
CityKauai
Period16/08/0418/08/04
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    Hopkins, J. A., & Wade, S. J. (2004). A Study of the Postgraduate Project Process in a School of Computing. In V. Uskov (Ed.), Proceedings of the Seventh IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (pp. 112-117). [428-058] (Computers and Advanced Technology in Education 2004; No. 428). ACTA Press.