Learners are expected to work independently on their project. Weekly meetings with their project supervisor provide general guidance, advice and encouragement throughout the project life-cycle. A project diary (reflective journal) is maintained by the learner and must be signed by the project supervisor on a weekly basis. The project presentation provides the learner with valuable experience of presenting their work within a public setting.
The project is scheduled to run as a ten weeks, full-time, block at the end of the course's academic year. In addition, a number of project preparations lectures are delivered prior to the module start to educate the student as to what is required of them in this module.
To provide the learner with the experience of working on a real-world, realistically sized project, which uses, in a practical and tangible way, the knowledge and skills covered in the other course modules.
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
Work to a deadline and gain general time management;
Appreciate the importance of advanced planning as it relates to project management;.
Conduct research into appropriate technology choices
Produce consistent software development technical documents;
Confidently present and discuss their work within a public presentation and demonstration setting
Develop functional software via independent learning and self motivation
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
Learners are required to develop a fully functional,software with professional document in consultation with their assigned project supervisor. The software must contain a significant amount of personal programming effort. Whilst the project has a number of distinct deliverables with attached deadlines, the software process followed is learner-supervisor-project dependent.
No Continuous Assessment
% of total
Examples of deliverables include:
• LO3, LO4 : Vision Document, Research Report
• LO4 : Project Specification Document; Project Design Document;
• LO5 : Progress-to-Date Presentation;
• LO1, LO4, LO6 : Software Executable, User Manual, Technical Manual (to include updates of the Vision, Research, Specification and LO4 : Design documents as well as the source code and associated information) ; annotated and signed Project Diary.
Sem 1 End
No End of Module Formal Examination
ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment