I know we have a few Honours Degree holders laying around.
Can anyone give me ideas on how they worked out what they wanted to do for their dissertation? I need to think of mine but as I didn’t study on main campus, no one told me to think about it a year ago.
Depends on what you’ve been studying? What areas interest you relating to your degree? look at the research already in those areas and any particular subjects or things your have interest in and see where there’s a gap youd be interested in researching. What particular question do you want to answer, will it being anything to the table, is it appropriate enough for a degree level dissertation.
Your idea will need to be agreed with your course lead/supervisor to make sure it’s appropriate, and at the right level.
That’s a pretty heavy topic, you’d need to know big data quite well, especially if you were going to make some modes and test your question on synthetic data (your uni may be able to give you access to this kind of data but it’s probably way above a bachelors degree level resource).
Is big data (and health) the main focus of your degree?
Remember that it really should be related to what you’ve been studying, if that’s cyber security then you’ll likely find it much more appropriate and easier (in terms of already acquired knowledge) to look at that area.
@Graham is also right, make sure you talk to your supervisor. They should also have a number of topics you can look at as well if you don’t have one of your own.
You almost certainly have some assignment criteria, a marking scheme, or some learning outcomes. Whatever topic you choose, make sure you can write something that scores marks. Don’t fall into the trap of choosing a super interesting topic that doesn’t score you marks.
I’d have a think over this, it may not be appropriate to the course but you may also be setting yourself up for failure if your taking on something that’s completely unrelated to what you’ve been learning all this time.
We are allowed to do a pretty wide range of things, the Dissertation Research Methods module leader told us individual lecturers to get in touch with for X/Y/Z subject areas (to be our supervisors, if they like our problem to base our dissertation research on).
Went from Human Factors, Healthcare Computing (on a very wide scale) to Cyber Security, Big Data Analytics and Computer Vision.
This is a top-up degree from FDSc to BSc, so they’re separate.