An Analysis of Currency of Computer Science Student Dissertation Topics in Higher Education

Ijagbemi Kolawole Jehoshaphat, Nicholas Kenelm Taylor, Hind Zantout

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Abstract

Year 4 Honours students and MSc students in higher
education in British institutions typically complete a moderate
piece of work as part of their graduation requirements. In the
field of Computer Science, this involves selecting a topic around
which students build their dissertation. The field is fast evolving
and student interests in the various topics change. This paper
presents the results of an investigation that establishes how up-todate
topics of student dissertations were in the academic years
2010 through to 2013. First, dissertations were indexed to
establish the topic of the dissertation. Then the topics were
mapped on Gartner’s Technology Hype Cycle. This paper
presents summary statistics for the four year period and it
reports on findings of an MSc student dissertation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages148-153
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2015
Event6th Annual International Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 5 Oct 20156 Oct 2015

Conference

Conference6th Annual International Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology
Abbreviated titleCSEIT 2015
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period5/10/156/10/15

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