Module Title:Project
Credits: 15
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 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.
Module Aim: To provide the learner with the experience of working on a real-world, realistically sized project, which utilizes -- in a practical 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.
LO2 Appreciate the importance of advanced planning as it relates to large projects.
LO3 Conduct research into appropriate technology choices.
LO4 Produce a storyboard depicting the flow of a web-based application.
LO5 Confidently present and discuss their work within a public presentation and demonstration setting.
LO6 Produce professional quality documents describing their work.
LO7 Design and implement a fully functioning web and mobile application for an external entity
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Learners are required to frame their project around the provision of a web presence for an entity external to the Institute (commercial business or non-commercial organization). The web presence is to have a number of integrated components, including: • a content management system • a discussion forum system • an e-commerce facility • an administrative interface This entity is chosen by the learner in consultation with their assigned project supervisor. The project has a number of distinct phases, with specific deliverables to be produced by the learner at each phase.
Planning & Research
Research Outcomes Document in include at least the following material: - description of project - description of entity (web presence) - proposed project plan and timeline - review of existing technologies: - content management systems - web-based forum software - e-commerce applications (shopping-carts, etc.) - web-based database systems - platform preferences:
Specification and Design
Project Specification Document and Web Application Storyboard
Mid-point Presentation
Progress-to-Date Presentation
Completed Project - technical materials (on CD) - technical documentation and administration & user manuals (hardcopy) - annotated and signed Project Diary
Reporting & Delivery
Project Report – summary of project experience Project Demonstration and Presentation of Work Completed – a defense of the completed project work and material
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project Specification and Plan (including proposal, Research, Design, Storyboard) 25%, Progress-to-date Presentation 10%, Project Report (including Admin and User's Guide) 25%, Project Diary 5%, Amount Completed 25%, Technical Innovation 5%, Overall Quality 5% 1,2,3,4,5,6 100.00 Sem 1 End
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory 10 Weeks per Stage 6.00
Independent Learning 10 Weeks per Stage 20.00
Total Hours 260.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCIT_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology Management 3 Group Elective 1
CW_KCCSY_D Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management 3 Group Elective 2