Software Development for Business
It is important to understand the underlying systems that you may manage as an IT manager in today’s businesses; this module aims to equip you the knowledge of how IT system software is developed. You will be introduced to the necessary theory and software development methods that are commonly adopted, including the software development lifecycle and testing regimes, as well as basic programming skills.
Full module specification
|Module title:||Software Development for Business|
|Duration of module:||
Duration (weeks) - term 1: |
12Duration (weeks) - term 2:
0Duration (weeks) - term 3:
To cover theoretical and practical methods for developing software in a business environment. Students will be introduced to and gain experience of the methodologies used in an IT software development project.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. demonstrate knowledge of the nature and composition of computer systems;
- 2. read and write simple computer programs in a high-level language;
- 3. show familiarity with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 4. decompose a complex problem into manageable components;
- 5. choose appropriate software development techniques;
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 6. use on-line resources to develop advanced computer language skills;
- 7. be able to work effectively as part of team to design, implement and demonstrate a system to solve a specified business problem.
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||20||Lectures|
|Scheduled learning and teaching||8||Workshops (high-level languae programming)|
|Scheduled learning and teaching||4||Surgeries (one for each assignment)|
|Guided independent study||90||Individual assessed work|
|Guided independent study||28||Private study|
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|
|Two programming exercises||30||15 hours||1, 2, 4, 5, 6||Individual marksheet|
|Programming exercise||20||20 hours||1, 4||Individual marksheet|
|Team project||50||50||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7||Individual marksheet|
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|
|As above||Coursework||All||Timescale to be determined by examiners board - September or December referrals possible.|
Since this is assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will be by assignment.
- computer architecture;
- software development life cycle;
- software development methodologies (e.g., Waterfall, RAPID, Agile);
- basic high-level language programming (e.g., Python).
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Module notes given by lecturer(s).
- Downey, Allen, Think Python, O’Reilly Media, 2012, 978-1449330729
- Computer Organisation and Hardware, Stallings, W., 9th, Pearson,2013, 978-1449330729
- Programming in Python3,Summerfield Mark,2nd Edition,Addison Wesley,2010,978-0321680563
- Information Technology for Management,Turban, Leidner, McLean, Wetherbe,5th,Wiley & Sons,2008,658.054 TUR,978-0471774174
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Indicative learning resources - Other resources
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