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ECM3408 - Enterprise Computing (2019)

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MODULE TITLEEnterprise Computing CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM3408 MODULE CONVENERDr David Wakeling (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 11 weeks 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 11
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

The vast majority of businesses now rely upon well-designed, functional, efficient and secure IT systems to carry out their day-to-day operations and to guide their business strategy.  This module introduces you to the techniques required to enable the development of systems that can operate across multiple sites, perhaps even multiple countries, in a secure and efficient manner.   In addition, the module highlights the issues and opportunities that can arise from the creation and storage of large-scale datasets.  This module will be appropriate for any student interested in the development of enterprise-level software who is studying a programme with significant programming content.

Prerequisite module: ECM2419 and ECM2434 or equivalent.

AIMS - intentions of the module

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the enterprise-level techniques used to implement large-scale distributed systems in heterogeneous environments and to consider issues such as interoperability, performance, security and persistence of information within those systems. The module also aims to provide you with an understanding of the latest internet technologies used to assist enterprises in their operation, such as service-oriented architectures, web services and cloud computing.
 

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 demonstrate recognition of the problems that can arise in the development of large-scale distributed information systems;
2 construct concurrent and distributed computing systems using an enterprise-level model (e.g. EJB, .Net);
3 explain the importance of usability, security, availability, scalability and performance, and show how these can be achieved in concurrent and distributed computing systems;
4 show an appreciation of data warehousing and data mining to leverage information from stored data;
5 exhibit a grasp of the benefits that modern computing systems can bring to enterprises;
6 display knowledge of appropriate resources for keeping abreast of developments in the area.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
7 understand and use protocol specifications;
8 design and implement heterogeneous systems.
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and Knowledge:
9 argue for the use of computer technology in business-to-consumer and business-to-business settings;
10 implement systems in an enterprise-level language/model.
 
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

- Service composition and interoperability;

- JavaScript Object Notation (JSON);

- The Extensible Markup Language (XML);

- Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA);

- Representational State Transfer (RMI);

-Database integrity and scalability;

- Data warehousing;

- NoSQL databases;

- cloud computing

-  Management and governance

- data mining and analytics.
 

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 22.00 Guided Independent Study 128.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 18 Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 4 Workshops
Guided independent study 30 Individual assessed work
Guided independent study 98 Guided independent 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
Not applicable      
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Written exam – closed book 70 2 hours - Summer Exam Period 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 None
Coursework – assignment 30 30 hours 2,3,7,8,10 Written
         
         
         

 

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 Written exam (100%) All August Ref/Def period
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

Referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 40% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.

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 Monson-Haefel, R Enterprise JavaBeans 4th O’Reilly 2004 0-596-00530-X [Library]
Set Alonso, Gustavo; Casati, Fabio; Kuno, Harumi and Machiraju, Vijay Web Services: Concepts, Architectures and Applications Springer-Verlag 2004 3-540-44008-9 [Library]
Set Flanagan. D. and Matsumoto, Y. The Ruby Programming Language O'Reilly 2008 978-0596516178 [Library]
Set St. Laurent, S., Dumbill, E. and Gruber, E.J. Learning Rails 3 O'Reilly 2012 978-1449309336 [Library]
Set Chak, D. Enterprise Rails O'Reilly 2008 978-0596515201 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM2419, ECM2434
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 (NQF level 6) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018 LAST REVISION DATE Friday 09 August 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH Enterprise computing; enterprise JavaBeans; CORBA; RMI; data warehousing; data mining.