Department of Computer Science

Submission procedures

Dissertation submission

The deadline for the submission of dissertations is 5pm on the Monday following the last day of lectures.

Dissertations should be submitted, along with the checklist below, electronically via PDF attachment to an email. One copy should be sent directly to the supervisor and another to the Student Administrator so that the submission can be logged and forwarded to the assessor.

Student Administrator

Dissertation assessment

A successful dissertation will demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • evidence of independent thought
  • confident handling of theoretically sophisticated material
  • an ability to evaluate critically the findings and discussion in the relevant literature
  • an ability to engage in rigorous analysis, criticism and problem-solving
  • a mastery of the conventions of the discipline
You should use the following checklist to ensure that your dissertation meets the required standard. Please submit the checklist at the same time as you submit your dissertation.
Dissertation Checklist
(59.7 kB, PDF)

Information about your assessment processes, and about other Honours processes, is available in our departmental policy document(PDF 48KB).

Calculation of Classes of Honours

  • First Class Honours: GPA of 7.0 or above
  • Second Class Honours (first division): GPA of 5.5 – 6.9
  • Second Class Honours (second division): GPA of 4.0– 5.4

(Where A+ = 9, A = 8, A– = 7, B+ = 6, B = 5, B– = 4, C+ = 3, C = 2 and C– = 1.)