External projects

In this page, you will find projects proposed by external clients and approved by us. These projects have been grouped by the businesses/organisations alphabetically to provide you an easier way to access.

Please browse the businesses you are interested and contact the supervisors through emails for further discussion. If a supervisor is not listed, please contact the client to see if the project is still available.

Note the number after the client name indicates how many students have signed up for it.


Project: Exam Paper Project

The Exams Unit encounters many problems with wrongly set out exam papers and a range of other problems. Using Word templates is fraught with problems, because of Word’s deficiencies. AS would like to run a feasibility study or even the full systems analysis and design, for a software artefact that would enable flawless and efficient construction of exam papers. Note there may even be software commercially available. Or one/some universities may have produced software that BU could potentially buy from them.

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Project: TBC

The Alcohol Education Trust is a national charity which works with 11-18 year olds across the UK, reaching 500,000 pupils a year via over 1000 schools. They are redeveloping their website to face 12 – 14 year olds with interactive scenarios and games. They would like the following scenarios to be redeveloped from Flash in an engaging interactive way. The two games that need to be redesigned using Roblox can be viewed via: http://www.talkaboutalcohol.com/YoungPeople/ChallengeZone/location-31.aspx

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Project: Web based accounting tool

Bowraven is a business software vendor providing accounting tools to small businesses. Some of their tools are provided as macro-enabled Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. As there is an increasing demand to have web based solutions, they would like to turn these spreadsheets into web apps.

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This project will involve Dr. James Palfreman-Kay and colleagues from the Equality and Diversity office of BU.

A series of on-line videos will be created for different scenarios with facilitator questions to prompt reflection or discussion. The on-line resource will enable students who watch the videos to respond to the scenarios by answering a series of multiple choice questions. It shall also enable students to click on certain moments and mark them as offences and then describe the case. The on-line resource will provide a forum for discussion of each video and scenario and provide different gamification and digital motivation elements to encourage students to actively participate and invite others e.g. badges, points, most useful content, etc. This will also enable further research and investigation on how to motivate the youth to take part in learning and knowledge sharing in sensitive domains. Existing resources developed within and outside the University will be included in the resource which would also include the project evaluation.

Please note that a project needs only to cover some parts of this system.

Please contact Dr. Raian Ali: rali@bournemouth.ac.uk for further information

Further information http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/policy-and-analysis/reports/Pages/changing-the-culture-final-report.aspx http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/HEFCE,2014/Content/Pubs/2017/CL,202017/CL2017_20a.pdf


Project: Calendar App

A unique calendar app that events need only be added once and synced with invitees that the proposer chooses. In turn, the recipient of this event would 'agree' to save the event.

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Project: Patient self management app/design

A mobile app or a hi-fi design to empower patients to manage their own care of a certain condition. This app or design will be presented to NHS stakeholders who may choose to back it.

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Project 1: Stress monitoring app

Core functionality: a dairy like stress monitoring app for people to monitor their stress, particularly if this could be tied into details of things like where you are or what you’re doing or time of day, etc., so that people could identify triggers, or plan in advance when they know they might have a stressful situation coming up. The student can add more features if they like.

Project 2: 5-a-day app improvement

This is about the improvement of a 5-a-day app which has been already developed. You will need to contact the developers to acquire the source code, configure the server and improve the app's functionality.

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Project 3: Developing LED-based experiment delivery equipment

This experiment equipment will be developed using LEDs and Arduino or Raspberry Pi. The core function of the equipment is to flash several items (with various shapes, colours, luminance) at different frequencies at the same time respectively. This equipment will be developed for steady-state visual evoked potential (SSVEP) studies at Department of Psychology.

Project 4: Online experiment platform

An online experiment platform will be developed on psiTurk, an open system on Amazon Mechanical Turk. The platform will be programmed with JavaScript. The core function is to enable a participant to take part in attention, perception, and memory experiments online with a belief that he/she is doing the experiments together with a various number of people online.

Contact:

  • Dr Xun He (xhe@bournemouth.ac.uk)
  • Dr Nan Jiang (njiang@bournemouth.ac.uk)

Problem:

Anyone travelling on a trip or holiday with a family member or friend with a disability can be a daunting task. Finding the right facilities and accessibility, particularly for permanent wheelchair users, can prove to be a very time consuming exercise. Many accommodation websites pay scant attention to the needs of disabled customers, very often giving little information of use to wheelchair users. Much accommodation can be listed as 'wheelchair accessible' but this can mean a couple of ramps, the odd grab rail, and an extra wide door. Those who need hoisting from their wheelchair, into a bathroom/wet room are sadly often not considered. Is the elevator big enough and can the swimming pool be accessed? Can a wheelchair be turned around in the wetroom?

Project 1 (taken):

To design a website which can specifically be tailored to the holiday and travel needs of some of the most disabled permanent wheelchair users with complex medical needs, through to those with a slight walking difficulty. Accessing wheelchair accessible vehicle hire, motor homes, and other types of transport are areas for consideration.

Project 2:

To design an information sharing and exchange platform which allows users to share useful information through links or otherwise to information sites on Disabled Living Allowance, Council Tax Rebates and other matters could be considered.

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Introduction:

Gambling Therapy (GT) has developed an app to aid people with problem gambling change their behaviour. See attached file for the description. Do you like to help GT developing the app further or testing its usability and usefulness and proposing enhancements? Please note one project needs only to cover some parts of this system.

Website: https://www.gamblingtherapy.org/

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App Description: PlayTech GT App Description


Project: Packing case visualisation

We want to be able to produce 3D/isometric (if possible) drawings or sketches of the various packing case designs that we make such that we can alter various parameters such as the length, width and height, thickness of materials. The idea would be to be able to produce the sketches in a quick and an effortless way, with just a few parameters that can be varied.

We would like to be able to utilise the drawings on our website and in quotation emails that we send to customers, and also to communicate with staff internally.

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This Project is now taken.

Task: To evaluate and enhance the website belonging to a local branch of the Labour Party. In particular, to address and, in agreement with the client, to improve the website on issues of maintainability, usability in the context of members’ needs, content organisation and management, increased interactivity for members and website security.

Client: Your client is the party member who, on a voluntary basis, has developed the website and now maintains it. He has done an excellent job in both providing a website for the members and maintaining the content but is finding the latter very time-consuming.

Skills Required: • Technical website development skills in order to implement the enhancements agreed with the client. • The ability to follow a user-centred website design and development methodology. • The ability to develop, in agreement with the client, website content and usability requirements and designs. • Website security e.g. privacy for members’ details, prevention of unauthorised access to the website, Data Protection considerations, etc. • Research skills e.g. into the issues involved in membership websites, website maintainability.

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Project (1 signed up):

Met Police is happy to consider and supportany potential project related to their day to day activities, especially for those related to public.

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Note:

You should consider this as a direction and make sure the actual project will reflect your degree outcomes.


Problem An online bi-directional support hub that allows University staff and NHS staff to work collaboratively by sharing their ideas with and seek support from each other.

Contact:

  • Dr Nan Jiang (njiang@bournemouth.ac.uk)
  • Dr Morad Margoum (TBC)

The project is now under review.

Problem:

Dr Martin Taylor, Endocrinologist & Internist at Royal Bournemouth Hospital would like to develop a user-friendly mobile app for healthcare screening.

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Project 1: Data visualisations

The Research Investments in Global Health study (ResIn, www.researchinvestments.org) analyses worldwide funding trends for infectious disease research. Previously, Bournemouth University students have developed an online customisable visualisation that shows levels of UK research funding compared to the global burden of disease (i.e. how much money goes into research in the UK, compared to how much of that disease is present around the world?). The ongoing ResIn project will soon have similar data from numerous other countries, and we would like to update and expand the visualisations available, building on the existing infrastructure (online at http://student21110.bucomputing.uk/resinDev1/). Outputs from this project will be presented to, and used by, many high-level policymakers and funders such as the World Health Organisation.

Project 2: Online open access database

The Research Investments in Global Health study (ResIn, www.researchinvestments.org) analyses worldwide funding trends for infectious disease research. Previously, Bournemouth University students have developed an online MySQL open-access customisable database that allows users to search via numerous parameters and fields for funding data related disease areas of their choice. The user can view basic visualisations of the search results, and download the results. See http://researchinvestments.org/search/ for existing interface. We would like to optimise and extend the tool to improve user experience and provide more data insights. Outputs from this project will be presented to, and used by, many high-level policymakers and funders such as the World Health Organisation.

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Project 1: Application Container Monitoring

Context: There are a number of new container technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, CoreOS etc. A container image is a lightweight, standalone, executable package of a piece of software that includes everything needed to run it: code, runtime, system tools, system libraries, settings. It’s available for both Windows and Linux based apps, containerised software will always run the same regardless of the environment (https://www.docker.com/what-container).

Tasks: Sysdig Falco (https://github.com/draios/falco), an open source tool, provides some basic rules to detect odd behave on containers and apps.

  • We need a student or couple of students who can prototype Falco, and extend the rules currently available so that a variety of threat scenarios can be detect on containers.
  • To monitor containers to detect when they have been compromised, or to detect odd behave in the application

Skills Required:

  • App development.
  • Coding and software designs.
  • Micro-services
  • Linux/Unix
  • Security skills e.g. OWASP

Desired Outcome: A documented prototype, packages and extended rules

Project 2: Custom Rules Development for Application Container Monitoring

Context: There are a number of new container technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, CoreOS etc. A container image is a lightweight, standalone, executable package of a piece of software that includes everything needed to run it: code, runtime, system tools, system libraries, settings. It’s available for both Windows and Linux based apps, containerised software will always run the same regardless of the environment (https://www.docker.com/what-container).

Task: To develop additional security monitoring on Sysdig Falco (https://github.com/draios/falco), an open source tool, to detect a variety of threat scenarios.

We need a student or couple of students who can extend the current rules capabilities available on Falco to detect a variety of threat scenarios against containers misuse.

Skills Required:

  • App development.
  • Docker, Kubernetes, Coding and software designs.
  • Micro-services
  • Linux/Unix
  • Security skills e.g. OWASP

Desired Outcome: A documented custom security rules developed on Falco as an extension to existing basic rules.

Website: http://www.research-series.com

Contact:

Dr Cyril Onwubiko (Cyril@research-series.com)


Problem:

StreetScene is a registered charity, set up in 1989 and it is also a traditional addiction recovery LTD. We work together on the addictive aspects of software systems, e.g. games and social networks. We aim to understand the phenomenon and ultimately reach a software design which could be addiction-aware. Mechanisms to raise users awareness of their use which could lead to addiction need to be investigated and developed. Mechanisms to motivate users to control their use, e.g. by the means of gamification, is also another area to look at. We are also keen to listen to new ideas coming from the students on this very timely area of research.

You may also think of using and/or extending our B-SmartAware System: http://rali.bournemouth.ac.uk/b-smartaware

Please note that a project needs only to cover some parts of this system.

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Project 1: Threat Model Application

Technognomi Ltd developed an architectural framework called SEFTM (Secure Enterprise FrameworkTM). Part of this framework is the SEFTM Threat Modelling Method, which is a method for developing threat models. Technognomi Ltd would like to sponsor a final year project to produce a software application prototype to assist in the developing and the generation of threat models using the SEFTM Threat Modelling Method. Users should be able to develop threat models visually with the aid of defined shapes, and the prototype should generate end to end views and reports, based on the shapes and their parameters.

The platform should be platform independent, ideally based on a client server architecture, preferable thin client, and developed in Java.  

Project 2: Case Management Application

Technognomi Ltd would like to sponsor a final year project to produce a software application prototype of a Case Management System developed on the Camunda platform using Java, BPMN v2.0, CMMN v1.1, and DMN v1.1. The aim is to utilise BPMN, CMMN, and DMN modelling notations to develop a simple Case Management application. If needed, then Java can be used to fill in gaps or to improve the system. The modelling notations are available from the Object Management Group (OMG) and Camunda is an open source Business Process Management System (BPMS).   Project 3: Application of Time Driven Activity Based Costing

Technognomi Ltd would like to sponsor a final year project to research the topic of Time Driven Activity Based Costing (TDABC), to develop scenarios using BPMN on a business process simulator, and to apply TDABC on the modelled business processes. 

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For all above listed projects, A report should contain the finding of the project and Technognomi Ltd will provide the requirements and the necessary development tools.

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Testing and SW:

  1. Test specification.
  2. Test automation (software in Java/python to automate test generation).
  3. Web interface environment for data science applications (web interface for research contributions into an integrated toolchain)
  4. Code generation.

Automation

  1. Advanced Software Development- require strong programming skills.

Cloud architectures

  1. Advanced Programming and Networking skills.

Application areas: Several BT customers such as medical application, weather predictions, etc,

These projects are set in collaboration with BT research in Adastral park and the work has been set by their industrial/research requirements so the students will work in real case studies. Some of the projects require good software development and data science knowledge and some only good software development skills.

More projects will follow.

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The company has designed a product that is a Global leader in the field of Critical Infrastructure Safety & Security. As a client of a student final year project, they are interested in the following projects.

  • Dashboard development.
  • Migrating services from an SQL database to a NoSQL database.
  • Investigating security issues and introducing further protection.

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