Students are expected to devote about 10 hours per week to their project work. Staff time is allocated to each project.
To provide students with additional practical experience of realistically sized projects
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
Familiar with large Project Management
Understand the Project Life Cycle
Able to program large Software Engineering Project
Able to apply appropriate Software Engineering techniques to solve real world problems
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.
No recommendations listed
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
No incompatible modules listed
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed
Module Content & Assessment
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.
No Continuous Assessment
% of total
Sem 1 End
No End of Module Formal Examination
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