Module Title:Distributed Development
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Learners will be expected to activity participate in class on the materials covered and work throughout each scheduled lab session to accomplish assigned tasks. While theoretical topics are covered in lectures the practical application of the theory will be covered in the computer laboratory classes where students get to apply the concepts to solve real world problems.
Module Aim: To provide learners with a theoretical knowledge and practical skills of developing distributed systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Assess the different approaches to developing distributed systems.
LO2 Design, develop and test distributed systems.
LO3 Evaluate proposed distributed architectural designs.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Replication, Fault Tolerance, Load Balancing and Scalability
Internet of Things
Architecture, Software and middleware platforms, Interfaces, Communication and Cooperation, Security, Sensing, Embedded Devices, Testing and Standardisation
Business Models
IoT Governance, Societal and Ethical Implications
Frameworks and Languages used for distributed development. MPI for Clusters. Erlang/OTP for large scale distribution.
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Develop and test a distributed system. 1,2,3 15.00 Week 10
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory Exercises using a high level language (e.g. Erlang) to develop basic distributed systems. Familiarization with the tool set used in distributed development. 2 25.00 Every Week
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3 60.00 End-of-Semester

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
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Independent Learning Time 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCGD_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Games Development 8 Group Elective 1
CW_KCSOF_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Development 8 Group Elective 1