Module Title:Project
Credits: 15
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: 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.
Module Aim: 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.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Work to a deadline and gain general time management;
LO2 Appreciate the importance of advanced planning as it relates to project management;.
LO3 Conduct research into appropriate technology choices
LO4 Produce consistent software development technical documents;
LO5 Confidently present and discuss their work within a public presentation and demonstration setting
LO6 Develop functional software via independent learning and self motivation
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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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
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.
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project 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. 1,2,3,4,5,6 100.00 Sem 1 End
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent Learning Time 10 Weeks per Stage 35.00
Laboratory 10 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Total Hours 390.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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