Computing And The Information Society Final Year Degree Projects

Computing And The Information Society Final Year Degree Projects

Students on the BSc (Hons) Degree Computing and the Information Society degree some time commence a social science study degree level project. its means that there is no requirement to commence an engineering degree level project such as building a computer software design. Instead, CIS projects normally include an through check into some positions of the connection between ICTs (Information Communication Technologies) and society.

 Any CIS student who want to do an engineering degree level project is free of cost to do so and should read very carefully the document ‘How to select a project’ in the reference tangible.

social science degree level projects cover a sort of pattern’s and an intensely wide limit of subject matter. Some students select an point they may have become concerned in during their first two years of study, or something they have been included with in their industrial placement year. Others pick an problem that is of particular concern to them.

What comprise a social science study degree level project for the IT & Society degree?
CIS students endeavor study projects to select a topic area that check into thoroughly some visible feature of the relationships between ICTs and society. Should any student want to do, and after acquiring permission from the course leader, they may choose a topic that does not indirect include ICTs but rather falls into the broader area of STS (Science, Technology & Society) studies.

What types of social science projects are there?
Social science projects commonly fall in to one of three main categories:

  • a literature survey (sometimes called an extended essay)
  • a case-study
  • a project where some kind of primary research is included(e.g. administer a survey by inquiry).

Or some mixture of the above since all projects should include some form of literature review.

You will be given more guidance in the start part of your final year about how to carry on projects in a series of enthusiastic project lectures, and have at least one training session on organizing literature searches using the on-line and CD ROM databases in the library. There is now also a inclusive document, How to do a project, available containing information on most point of running projects..

Finding a Supervisor
Most CIS study degree level projects are directed by Peter Millard. However, other staff directed CIS projects depending on the topic area.

May be the most persuasive way to get the suitable undertaking is to reach staff who you might feel are suitable with an front outline of what it is you want to research and ask whether they are available. If so, then you have your supervisor, if not, then they will direct you back to the project coordinator, or course leader, who should direct you to an suitable supervisor. Instead you should reach the Course Leader (currently Peter Millard ) in the first situation and ask for advice.

When to find a supervisor
Degree Level Project registrations forms are due to be sent to the undergraduate project coordinator (currently Penny Hart) by June of the year you commence the final year. You should therefore attempt to discuss a potential project with either your course leader or a potential supervisor before this time. In the case of placement students you should discuss the issue with whoever visits you on your industrial placement, and follow this up when you return to University for the half-day session in February or March.

How to decide what to do
The subject matter should be your choice. Might be there is one thing which you have studied in a unit and want to elaborate further, or may be something completely new. If you are not sure whether or not it is suitable, discuss it with Peter Millard in the first situation. More recent projects are stored in the Frewen Library and Peter Millard has a chosen in his office that you may borrow. Browse through a few of these to give you a taste of past work. We do not provide a list of projects for you to choose from, rather we give a list of recommended topic areas and some titles of previous CIS degree level project. You may select something from the topic list or come up with further more ideas of your own, and then submit the idea(s) via the web app.

Some suggested topic areas for Social Science study projects
The following list is of open topic areas. You do not have to choose from this list, it is simply to give you some initial ideas that you may or may not want to follow up. As these areas are very open, many students can do degree level projects within a same area. You are heartened to build your own ideas in asking with staff. Following this is a list of some past CIS degree level project titles.

You may choose a topic/title that has been completed before, but address it differently, or bring it up to date, etc. A topic like ‘gender and ICT’ can produce dozens of degree level projects, all different.

Application of Expert Systems / A.I. (social, political, philosophical aspects)

Blogging (& other recent online phenomena)

Crime & the internet (identity theft / hacking /fraud /organised crime)

Cyberculture and on-line communities

Cybernetics and Cyborgs EU standards for I.T.

Economic long-waves & ICTs.

Education / Training / CAL/ CBT / eLearning

Employment / work and ICTs

Government & I.T. Policy

Human-computer interfaces (design, policy, market implications)

Hypertext, Hypermedia, Virtual Reality (technical, social, economic aspects)

ICTs & Telecommunications (policy, markets, politics)

ICTs & the Developing World / Technology transfer / development issues

ICTs / Technology & ‘Green’ issues / Alternative technolog

IICTs & the Military / Information Warfare / Cyber War / Assymetric Warfare

ICTs and globalisation /

ICTs and civil rights/political issues (privacy, surveillance, data protection, ID cards, etc.)

ICTs use in small businesses / Database use / Systems analysis (small businesses)

ICTs. & mass-media / current mass media policy (effects) / censorship

ICTs. / Technology and Utopian thought / literature / politics

Identity and the net

Image & reality of science / attitudes to science / history of science

Information Society / the Information age /

Information Superhighway: Policy ; social and economic issues

Interactive multimedia and the future of TV / video-conferencing / video comms.

Mobile computing (trends & impact, social use patterns, etc.)

Internet (social, political and economic issues. e.g. e-commerce)

Links between science, technology & society / innovation & technical change

MNCs & 3rd World development (I.T. /commodities / debt. /environment)

Multimedia and: Education / Consumer Services / Interfaces

Multimedia and convergence: Industry / technology / policy / user interfaces

Music and technology / computers / effect of MP3 / music downloads, etc.

New technology & work (de-skilling / re-skilling / en-skilling)

Online Communities / cultures

Post-Industrial Society / The Information Society / Post-Modern society

Production of Mulit-Media artefact (for teaching, advertising etc.)


Teledemocracy (ICT’s and politics / voting / propaganda / eGovernment)


Women & Computing/Technology (Gender issues & science)

Virtual reality (issues)

Website design/usability/ psychology of web use/design, etc.

A selection of previous CIS project titles

Artists on the Internet

Communication in Virtual Organisations

Computer based course feedback and evaluation systems

Computer based student feedback: an evaluation

Computer controlled traffic flows: possibilities and problems

Computer planned maintenance: A case-study

Computer Pornography

Computer Reservation Systems in the Travel industry

Computer use by nurses in General Practice

Computers and Typology

Corporate representations in Science Fiction films

DotCom Bubble: History Repeats Itself

E-Commerce and the future of mail order shopping

Educating for an Information Age: The role of technology

Educational Technology and the 3rd world

Excuse me while I slip into something comfortable: Ergonomics in the modern world

Gender images in Advertising

Gender & ICTs

Gender issues in Science Education pre-16

Gender, Skill, and Technology in the Capitalist Workplac

Implementing IT in small Businesses

Internet & Healthcare Insurance

IT & Dyslexic Students

IT and Job Satisfaction: The Labour Process Debate

IT for children with special educational needs

IT policies in the N.H.S.

IT, gender issues and clerical work

ICTs and the Revolution in Military Affarirs

Implications of corporate video-conferencing

Multimedia displays at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum: A feasibility study

Personality traits across students on the Computer Studies scheme

Post-modern Marketing

Postmodernism and Bladerunner

Professional and Technical occupations in a post-industrial society

Propaganda in the Gulf War

Science, Technology & Science-Fiction cinema

Science, Technology and Utopian literature

Social factors in the growth of the Home Computer Market

Socio-economic implications of satellite and cable TV in Europe

Some aspects of power in the Information Society

Surveillance and civil liberties

Technology and pop music

Technology, Marketing and Fashion

Telecommunications in areas of low population density: technical and social issues

Teleworking: Issues and Implications

The evolution of special effects in cinema production

The evolution of technology and work organization in the car manufacturing industry

The history and philosophy of the Green Movement

The impact of IT on the visual arts in the late C20th

The impact of IT and commercialism in sport

The impact of the Multi-National Corporations on developing nations

The Internet and Censorship

The role of IT systems within the N.H.S.

The Silicon Brotherhood: An investigation in computer hacking

The use and abuse of I.T. in local government

TV advertising and children

Unilever – a case-study of a multinational corporation

Videoconferencing and Human Communication

Virtual Reality: Dream or Nightmare?

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