Module Title:Project (Software Development)
Credits: 20
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Students are expected to devote about 10 hours per week to their project work. Staff time is allocated to each project.
Module Aim: To provide students with additional practical experience of realistically sized projects
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Familiar with large Project Management
LO2 Understand the Project Life Cycle
LO3 Able to program large Software Engineering Project
LO4 Able to apply appropriate Software Engineering techniques to solve real world problems
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Students will work on a major project, the work on which will be co-ordinated by the tutors. The student having selected a project will with their tutor agree a provisional project specification.
The student must research the project to produce a research manual, a final functional specification, and project plan by the 12th week. The project plan drafted by the student in collaboration with their tutor details the other project milestones. The design specification is due at the start of the second term. All remaining documentation is due on the completion date of the project. Final project evaluation by all the tutors takes place in the 26th week.
During the course of the year, the students will make individual presentations on progress at various pre-determined evaluation points. Where the project is research-only, appropriate project milestones and documentation are agreed between the tutor and student.
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Specification 1,2 5.00 Sem 1 End
Project Research 4 10.00 n/a
Project Report 1,2,4 10.00 n/a
Project Design 1,4 5.00 n/a
Project Presentation 3,4 5.00 n/a
Project Usabilty 1,2,3,4 10.00 n/a
Project Quality 1,2,3,4 20.00 n/a
Project Amount Achieved 1,2,3,4 35.00 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
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 11.67
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Total Hours 380.00

Module Delivered In

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