Module Title:Project
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 15
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The dissertation provides the student with the opportunity to develop critical and independent thinking. Students are guided by the supervisor, but essentially are provided with the opportunity to engage in self-motivated, independent work. 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. This is an inter-disciplinary subject, which aims to consolidate and integrate the learners’ knowledge, skills and competences across the range of subject areas.
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 Develop large Software Projects
LO4 Apply appropriate Software Engineering techniques to solve real world problems
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Project
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.
Supervision
Each student will be assigned a supervisor. Each project will be agreed upon after consultation between the student, the supervisor and (where applicable) a host company. The student and supervisor will meet at regular intervals during the project to discuss progress, deal with any issues or problems which may arise, and ensure that the work is progressing satisfactorily.
Research
The student must research the project to produce a research manual, a final functional specification, and project plan at the 8th week. The project plan drafted by the student in collaboration with their tutor details the other project milestones. The design specification is iteratively refined during the project execution. 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.
Presentations
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%
Project100.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project n/a 1,2,3,4 100.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
No Continuous Assessment
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project n/a 1,2,3,4 100.00 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
Lecturer Supervised Learning Every Week 1.00
Project Every Week 10.00
Total Hours 11.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCIAD_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design 4 Mandatory
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