Module Title:Project (Software Development)
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Functional Specification: Students work individually on a functional specification for some common type of business. This involves making contact with an appropriate local business, conducting interviews, obtaining forms, dockets, brochures etc. in order to ascertain what functionality is required. They produce a manual outlining the specification that they suggest for the new or updated system. Web Programming / Database Application: Students work on a web based dynamic database project in groups of 3 or 4 to a detailed specification for some common type of business. They produce database layouts, user interface and code.. 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.
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 a functional specification for a common type of business.
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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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
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Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Functional Specification A Functional Specification is submitted by each student followed by an interview (if required). 1 35.00 Sem 1 End
Project Programming / Database Application. A Technical Manual and code is submitted by the project group. This is followed by an individual demo/interview with each member of the group. Each student is assessed individually. 2 65.00 End-of-Semester
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Directed Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Directed Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 1.67
Total Hours 200.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCSOF_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Development 2 Mandatory
CW_KCSOF_D Bachelor of Science in Software Development 2 Mandatory
CW_KCCOM_C Higher Certificate in Science in Computing (Applications or Programming) 2 Group Elective 1