Module Title:Project (Systems Management)
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Training Course Students work individually on the design of a training course. Each student is required to produce a fact sheet (specification) outlining a company profile, the specific topic to be taught and some background information about the trainees' previous experience. This is reviewed by the tutor and amended as appropriate. Students are then required to produce a plan, a presentation (PowerPoint), a demonstration, a laboratory practice sheet, a section of take-home material and an appropriate assessment for the trainees. Programming / Database Application Students work on a web programming / database project in groups of 3 or 4. Each group is given a detailed specification for some common type of business from which they produce database layouts, user interface design, procedural design and code. General Each student and group (depending on component) is assigned to a tutor, with scheduled weekly meeting times. Detailed standards and guidelines are published and strictly enforced for each component. The overall project coordinator will address the entire class, when required, to explain/clarify guidelines, to demonstrate sample projects and to give occasional brush-up tutorials.
Module Aim: To introduce the student to two types of project work – an individual project drawing on the students’ own personal abilities and a group project requiring interaction with a small number of fellow students.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Develop and present a training course for a specific need and a specific target group.
LO2 Participate as a team member in developing a web programming / database application for a common type of business.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
3rd year Project or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
No indicative content
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Training Course: A Training Manual is submitted by each student followed by an oral presentation of the PowerPoint element. A student may also be required to attend an interview if the tutors deem it necessary. Assessed at end of Term 1. 1 30.00 Sem 1 End
Project Web Programming / Database Application: A Technical Manual is submitted by the project group. This is followed by an individual demo/interview for each member of the group. Assessed in Term 3. 2 70.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Assignment 30 Weeks per Stage 6.67
Total Hours 200.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KWCAP_C Higher Certificate in Science in Computing 2 Group Elective 1