Module Title:Distributed and Concurrent Device Development
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Learners will be expected to activity participate in class on the materials covered and work throughout each scheduled lab session to accomplish assigned tasks.
Module Aim: To provide learners with a theoretical knowledge and practical skills of developing concurrent and distributed systems, with particular emphases on the Internet of Things.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Assess the different approaches to developing concurrent and distributed systems.
LO2 Design, develop and test concurrent and distributed systems.
LO3 Demonstrate the principles of design and development of Internet of Things systems and applications.
LO4 Evaluate proposed concurrent and distributed architectural designs.
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Architecture
Flynn’s Taxonomy, Multicore, Manycore and Stream Processors
Concurrency
Shared Memory Model, Message Passing Model, Software Transactional Memory and Actors
Distribution
Replication, Fault Tolerance, Load Balancing and Scalability
Internet of Things
Architecture, Software and middleware platforms, Interfaces, Communication and Cooperation, Security, Sensing, Embedded Devices, Testing and Standardisation
Business Models
IoT Governance, Societal and Ethical Implications
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
Practical30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Term Paper 1,3,4 30.00 Sem 1 End
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory Exercises 2 30.00 Every Week
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4 40.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning Time 30 Weeks per Stage 0.83
Total Hours 115.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCSOF_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Development 4 Mandatory