Module Title:Project (Software Development)
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 30
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. The project is scheduled to run for twelve weeks, full-time.
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 skills
LO2 Appreciate the importance of agile software processes
LO3 Conduct research into appropriate technological 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

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Learners, in consultation with their assigned project supervisor, are required to develop a fully functional software using an agile software development process. Professional documents are delivered. The software must contain a significant amount of personal programming effort. The project has a number of distinct deliverables with attached deadlines.
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project deliverables e.g. Vision, Specification, Research documents, short Presentation 1,2,3,4,5 10.00 Week 3
Project End of First Iteration. Examples of deliverables: - Potentially Shippable Software - updated vision, specification and research documents - design document 1,2,3,4,5,6 10.00 Week 6
Project End of Second Iteration. Examples of deliverables: - Potentially Shippable Software - updated vision, specification, research and design documents - Presentation 1,2,3,4,5,6 15.00 Week 9
Project End of Third Iteration. Examples of deliverables: - Final Software - Final vision, specification, research and design documents - User Resources - Project Report 1,2,3,4,5,6 65.00 Week 14
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent Learning Time 15 Weeks per Stage 50.00
Total Hours 750.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCSOF_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Development 6 Group Elective 1
CW_KCSOF_D Bachelor of Science in Software Development 6 Group Elective 1