The University of Sheffield
Department of Computer Science

COM6911 Team Project


The Team Project provides the opportunity for students to engage in industry inspired research work. It is undertaken in groups.  Projects are suggested by industrial problems and supervised by Department of Computer Science staff or industry experts. Students form groups and choose a project which interests them, then refine the scope of the research by conducting a thorough analysis of the topic area and formulating a solution also with the help of their supervisor. The project is developed under strong supervision. The students present their project overview within the first few weeks of the semester and submit a report on the work at the end of semester.

Session Spring semester 2021/22
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework

Prof. Richard Clayton


Unconfirmed practical marks when available


The aim of the Team Project is to give students at masters level insight into the research process on industrial inspired problems. The objective of the module is for students to learn how to apply scientific research methodology to a small group research project.

Objectives By the end of this course the students should:
  • have a very good understanding of the process of conducting research;
  • be able to conduct a complete and concise literature review of the topic area;
  • be able to form a research proposal and attempt to solve it based on a thorough understanding of a topic area;
  • be able to present a research plan orally;
  • understand the process of working within a team

The content is determined by the research projects. Students have to research the relevant literature, plan the research work, present their plan, implement and experiment, and write reports.

Teaching Method

The course begins with a number of lectures/lab sessions outlining how research projects are conducted and the resources available to students. Soon after the project allocations each group meets frequently with their project supervisor to report on progress so far, and to allow the supervisor to provide feedback on progress.

Feedback The students will receive immediate feedback during lab sessions and in presentations. Project supervisors will give detailed feedback in supervisory meetings and on submitted reports.
Recommended Reading Dependent on research projects.
IP Exemption This module is exempt from the University's Regulations relating to Intellectual Property which can be found at: