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ECM3430 - Computer Science Individual Project (2019)

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MODULE TITLEComputer Science Individual Project CREDIT VALUE30
MODULE CODEECM3430 MODULE CONVENERDr Yulei Wu (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 11 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 30
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

In this module you will make use of the knowledge and skills acquired in the first two years in the specification, design, implementation, testing and evaluation of a substantial piece of software. This is an individual project, meaning that you will be working on your own, with the guidance of an academic staff supervisor. You will be expected to follow the principles of software development which you have learnt in the Stage 2 modules ECM2414 Software Development and ECM2415 Software Engineering.

PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM2414, ECM2415, ECM3429 (Term of Computer Science Study Abroad)

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module is intended for students taking “Study Abroad” option in the MSci Computer Science programme. The aim of this module is to give you the opportunity to develop a substantial piece of software using the principles of software development acquired in earlier stages of the programme. It will also serve as a technical preparation for the research-oriented project to be undertaken at Stage 4. Before embarking on the project you will have produced, during your term abroad, a literature review in an area of Computer Science; it is expected that your project topic will normally be in this area

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. plan a substantial project taking account of foreseeable risks, ethical considerations, etc;
2. follow a disciplined development method in the production of software, demonstrating an understanding of the necessity for rigorous specification and design prior to coding;
3. exercise programming skills to produce effective and correct code in accordance with a design.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge

4. Produce a well-organised technical report, with appropriate use of sectioning, tables, figures, and referencing.

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge

5. impart the results of your work through oral presentation and practical demonstration;
6. manage your work effectively, with appropriate time planning, attendance at meetings and timely submission of deliverables.

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
  • Initial formulation of project proposal (Term 2, Weeks 1- 2)
  • Specification and design (Term 2, Weeks 3-5)
  • Implementation, testing and evaluation (Term 2, Weeks 6-12)
  • Oral presentation and software demonstration (Term 3, Week 4)
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 7.00 Guided Independent Study 293.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching 1 Introductory lecture
Scheduled learning and teaching 6 Individual supervisions (half-hour per week)
Guided independent study 293 Private study and practical work

 

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 document 2 PAGES 1 Marksheet, and oral
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 85 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 15
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Final report and demo 90 30 page report and 25 minute demo All Marksheet
Supervisor’s report 10 n/a 6 Oral feedback from supervisor

 

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-assessment
As above Final Report (with Demonstration if requested by Supervisor and/or second marker All Ref/Def Examination Period

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

Referred/deferred assessments will normally be by a single assignment.

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

Basic reading:

Depends on topic chosen for project

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

 

Web based and Electronic Resources:

 

Other Resources:

Depends on topic chosen for project

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE 30 ECTS VALUE 15
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM2414, ECM2415
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 6 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 06 June 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH Project, computing, software development