Find out about the kind of projects you could get involved with as a computing student at Kent
All our undergraduate students undertake a project, or work in the Kent IT Consultancy, in the final year of their course. The project can be a group project, an individual project or a research project and all are supervised by academic staff. The students also produce a poster, video and abstract about their projects. The posters form part of the School of Computing showcase where our students present their work to staff, students, employers, organisations and partners.
You can view the project posters and find out more about the kind of projects they undertake by viewing the poster fair online.
You can also vote for your favourite poster based on design and content by emailing the poster number to email@example.com by Friday 12 June.
You can also get a flavour of the projects by viewing the videos below:
C12 Smart Vision Guard
Smart Vision Guard (SVG) is a device that allows users to have keyless entry into facilities. The goal of the project was to build a camera device with facial recognition capabilities that can detect and recognise faces and unlock the door without the use of a key.
C28 Food Rescue
FOOD RESCUE helps bring together the zero food waste community. The platform enables our users to reduce the growing problem of food waste with three ways to participate. Our users can donate unwanted food items, and save food items donated by others;rescue meals from local restaurants at a reduced price and bring unwanted food items, learn to cook with them, and eat a meal together as a community.
C24 University Capitalist
University Capitalist is an Android Mobile game which features elements of Incremental Games and Idle Games where you aren’t necessary required to continuously play the game to make progression but doing so will speed up game completion. The game will allow users to build and develop their own University in their own way by selecting which departments they would like to create and purchasing additional rooms in the buildings to further develop them and make more money from them per rotation. The game is developed on Unity and in C# due to its versatility as an app development platform and a coding language respectively. The game is bolstered by side objectives and events that occur in the game such as random Quiz questions to earn more money (or lose it if you get it wrong) as well as a rare Alien attack which was foreshadowed by cryptic messages sent earlier in the game.
C43 Wizards can be
This project looks at the effectiveness of using gamification to raise the knowledge and awareness of cyber security and privacy topics. To achieve this, they made a game where the player is a wizard and must travel around maps and solve puzzles, avoiding several threats throughout, whilst opening chests by completing questions on the related topic. Where incorrect answers are given, feedback is provided to the player and a new question is asked. Players will then get an opportunity later in the level to repeat the question. Each level relates to a new topic containing fresh unseen questions.
Current property search tools only allow users to search for properties based on the distance from a single geographical area, in our own experience we have found this to be extremely limiting when searching for university accommodation. A much greater concern for students is the length of time it will take to get from their accommodation to their university campus.
Our project offers a more efficient property search tool for students, allowing them to search by specifying the duration of time they wish to be from their university by either walking, cycling or driving. Additionally, there are often secondary points of interest (shops, gyms, nightlife etc.) that students wish to be near to, therefore our project provides custom markers for users to place on the map, alongside a duration for each. This further refines their search results and supports them in finding their ideal accommodation.
Cyclo-Net is a free, open-source Android mapping application for cyclists. It provides route planning, user location tracking, turn-by-turn navigation and other basic navigation functionality. Cyclo-Net tailors this functionality towards cyclists, with the route planning adhering to verified cycling routes, to ensure that the cyclist does not find themselves in undesirable areas. Cyclists are also able to choose between various routing profiles, such as faster routes or more quiet ones. The route is supplemented by other useful information for cyclists, such as elevation, user tracking and a layer showing the National Cycling Network map. The application provides the ability to download routes for offline usage, particularly useful for routes with poor network reception. The app also intends to implement social media functionality, with the ability to provide feedback on routes. User analytics will provide useful information, such as the total distance travelled and average speed of the user.
C20 – Iris
‘iris’ is a photo editing and social sharing app. The photo editing side allows users to take photos within the application, and then have the option to edit them with features such as: crop, rotate, saturation, exposure, filters and more. Users are also able to undo or redo edits, and upload from their own camera roll. Once edited the user can post to their profile, save or discard the image. The social sharing side utilises Firebase to allow users to upload their photos for others to see, save, like, comment and so on. This also allows them to access their uploaded photos via any device that can run the app by logging into their account with their username and password.
The app has 3 main screens: Feed, Studio and Profile, providing a simple and self-intuitive interface for users to navigate the application.