For this module, you will put into practice the knowledge that you have acquired from the taught elements of the programme, and undertake a significant project within an industrial setting. Where possible, the project will be taken as a placement within a partner business, providing you with hands-on experience of managing and developing IT projects within a modern company setting and dealing with the challenges and opportunities therein. Responsibility for finding the placement lies with you, but support will be provided by the College's Employability Officer.
In the event that you cannot undertake a placement (e.g. owing to visa restrictions) one of our partner companies will provide a non-live industrial project for you to undertake at the University with a combination of academic and industrial supervision. You will still complete the same assessments and will receive an employer evaluation from the industrial supervisor.
Full module specification
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The Business IT Project will allow you to undertake a significant project within an industrial setting. The project will ideally be undertaken as a placement in the business’ place of work with academic assessment taking place during and after the placement.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. demonstrate deep understanding of the challenges associated with implementing large scale IT systems in the public and private sectors;
- 2. establish the requirements associated with the development of an industrial project;
- 3. implement a system based on the identified requirements;
- 4. devise a comprehensive testing regime for the developed solution;
- 5. understand the impact of the IT solution on the business.
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 6. build a comprehensive project specification;
- 7. develop a business plan to establish the costs and benefits of the project to the business;
- 8. establish a plan for the deployment of the system into the business.
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 9. establish a plan for the deployment of the system into the business.
- 10. present the work undertaken effectively to a lay audience;
- 11. write a concise report describing the planning, management, implementation and testing of the project.
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||3||Lectures|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||10||Supervision|
|Guided independent study||230||Indivdiual assessed work|
|Guided independent study||207||Private study|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Project review meetings||30 minutes per week||All||Oral|
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|
|Reflective journal||25||3,000-5,000 words||1, 3, 4, 5, 9||Individual marksheet|
|"Elevator pitch": five minute individual presentation||10||5 minutes||7, 10||Individual marksheet|
|Technical report||50||5,000 words||1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11||Individual marksheet|
|Employer evaluation||15||Questionnaire and freeform comments||1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 11||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||As above||As above||Completed after the examiners board. Deadline to be set by examiners - usual deadline December.|
Since the module is assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will be by assignment
The introductory lecture is followed by sessions explaining how to: write a report and find a project.
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Module has an active ELE page?
Indicative learning resources - Other resources
Module notes given by lecturer(s) and a module handbook which details the support provided for the placement and information on how to find a placement but also how to complete the assignments.
A placement handbook designed to support sudents whilst on Placement.
Last revision date