This module will give you the chance to showcase your skills and to consolidate the knowledge, understanding, techniques and methods that you have acquired in the taught modules. Using independent learning skills, such as organisation, time management and the ability to conduct research effectively, you will apply this acquired knowledge by producing your own software system for business, using an appropriate project development method.
Prerequisite module: ECM2415 or equivalent
Full module specification
|Module title:||ITMB Project|
ECM2413 or equivalent
|Duration of module:||
Duration (weeks) - term 1: |
12Duration (weeks) - term 2:
The aim of this module is to extend the knowledge you have acquired so far on your degree programme and to enable you to demonstrate and apply your computing and business knowledge and skills to an individual project.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. follow the phases of system development, as specified by an appropriate development method;
- 2. apply appropriate methods and techniques at each phase of the development;
- 3. specify, design, implement, test, evaluate and demonstrate a working system.
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 4. analyse a business problem, collect relevant information, and provide a suitable business case;
- 5. produce full documentation as appropriate to the system and development method;
- 6. demonstrate a software system;
- 7. undertake change management.
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 8. conduct independent study, including library and web-based searching, and the use of software documentation;
- 9. reflect critically on processes and products;
- 10. manage time and plan effectively.
- 11. present your chosen solution.
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||10||Individual Supervision|
|Guided independent study||440|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Presentation||15 minutes||4, 11||Individual feedback sheet|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|A report documenting the business case||15||5-6 pages||4,8,9||Feedback sheet|
|Final report||65||20-30 pages||All||Feedback sheet|
|Supervisors report||10||1 page||All||Feedback sheet|
|Practical demonstration and viva||10||20 minutes||All||Feedback sheet|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|All above||Coursework (100%)||All||Completed over summer with a deadline in August|
In case of failure or non-submission, the student will be required to submit a revised project by the week of the referred examinations. Where the student has been referred, the mark will be capped at 40%.â?¨
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Planning and implementing your final year project - with success! : a guide for students in computer science and information systems, Hansson J., , B. Olsson B., Lundell B., Berndtsson M.,Springer, 2002, 001.6407 BER, 1852333324
How to Write Dissertations and Project Reports, McMillan,K., Weyers, J., Pearson Education, 2009, 808.066 MACM, 978-0273726937
Writing your Dissertation, Swetnam, D., How To Books Ltd., 2000, 978-1857036626
Project Research in Information Systems, Cornford, T., Smithson,T., 2nd, Palgrave, 2008, 978-1403934710
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