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ECM3427 - ITMB Project (2017)

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MODULE TITLEITMB Project CREDIT VALUE45
MODULE CODEECM3427 MODULE CONVENERDr Simon McGinnes (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 weeks 11 weeks
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 4
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module will give you the chance to meet a business need using IT, to develop and showcase your professional 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 knowledge by producing an information system for a business organisation, using an appropriate agile development method.



Prerequisite module: ECM2413 or equivalent

 

AIMS - intentions of the module

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.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1 follow the phases of system development, as specified by an appropriate agile 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.
 
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
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.
 
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:
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,
12 liaise with clients in a professional manner.
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Not applicable.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 14.00 Guided Independent Study 436.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 4 Lectures
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 10 Individual Supervision
Guided independent study 440 Private Study
     

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Project Proposal 2 pages 4, 11-12 Witten or Oral Guidance
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 90 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 10
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
A report documenting the business case 15 5-6 pages 4,8,9 Feedback sheet
Final report, poster and presentation 75 20-30 pages (report), 1 page (poster), 20 minutes (presentation. All Feedback sheet
Supervisor’s report 10 1 page All Feedback Sheet
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
All above Coursework (100%) All Completed over summer with a deadline in August
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

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%.


RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk


 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Berndtsson, M. et al Planning and Implementing your final year project - with success!: a guide for students in computer science and information systems Springer 2002 1852333324 [Library]
Extended McMillan, K, Weyers, J How to Write Dissertations and Project Reports Pearson Education 2010 978-0273726937 [Library]
Extended Swetnam, D. Writing your Dissertation How To Books Ltd. 2000 978-1857036626 [Library]
Extended Cornford, T, Smithson,T Project Research in Information Systems 2nd Palgrave 2008 978-1403934710 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 45 ECTS VALUE 22.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM2413
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 6 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Wednesday 11 January 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 10 October 2017
KEY WORDS SEARCH Research project, independent study