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ECMM452 - Data Science Business Project (2019)

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MODULE TITLEData Science Business Project CREDIT VALUE60
MODULE CODEECMM452 MODULE CONVENERDr Fabrizio Costa (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 12 7
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 10
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

In this module you will work on a business-led problem in Data Science, bringing to bear the tools and techniques that you have learned to develop, present and document a solution. Where possible the module will be taken as a placement in a business or government organisation, providing you with experience of working as a professional in a modern organisation and dealing with the challenges and opportunities it presents.  Responsibility for finding a placement lies with you, but support will be provided by the College’s Employability team.

 

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module aims to give you extensive experience of data science in a business setting. The module aims to build on the knowledge and skills you have acquired in the taught modules of the programme to allow you to analyse a problem, research and design an appropriate method towards a solution, implement and test software to implement the method, and evaluate the results. Ideally, the module will take place as a placement at a host organisation’s premises with supervision from University staff and assessment taking place during and after the placement. 

 

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 the acquisition of new knowledge and practical skills in data science; specific skills and knowledge will depend on the particular project. 
2. Formulate, analyse, design and implement a solution to a data science problem in a business context.
3. Apply sophisticated and appropriate analysis and development techniques at each stage of a project

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge

4. Apply academic skills from your programme to the analysis and solution of problems in a workplace context.
5. Write a concise technical report.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of business imperatives and constraints.

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge

7. Conduct independent study, including library and web-based research.
8. Keep a log book or journal on a technical project.
9. Present technical information to non-experts.
10. Work in the hierarchy of a business organisation.
 
 
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Although the content of the module depends upon the particular project, its structure is as follows:

Before the start of the project:

It is up to the student to choose a suitable Business Organisation that has a suitable project. Assistance in making this choice may be provided by the Module Convener, the College Employability Officer and the University Career Zone. The chosen Business Organisation and the project to be undertaken are both subject to approval by the Module Convenor, who draws up a formal agreement to be deposited with the College. Usually, this agreement will be made on the basis of an exchange of letters between the Business Organisation and the Module Convenor, which sets out aims and objectives, duties and obligations of all parties involved. Once this agreement is complete, the Module Convenor will make the student aware of the Project Supervisor and the named link person in the Business Organisation who are responsible for their pastoral/tutorial support, and of the nature of this support. Where the Business Organisation is overseas and the language spoken is not English, the student may be required to demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the language concerned in tests set by the Foreign Language Centre.

During the Project:

Progress during the project will be monitored through the production of interim reports at specified, regular intervals together with supervisions, often via video conference with the project supervisor. Production of one or more of these reports will coincide with a meeting at the Business Organisation attended by the Supervisor, the link person in the Placement Organisation, and the student to discuss matters of interest and/or concern. Where the Business Organisation is overseas, this meeting may take the form of a video conference.

 

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 20.00 Guided Independent Study 580.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 20 Project supervision meetings
Guided independent study 580 Project work

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade

Two-page project proposal in early stages of project.

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Coursework – mid point presentation 10 10 minutes 1, 4, 10 Written
Coursework – final presentation 20 20 minutes 1, 4, 10 Written
Coursework – dissertation report 70 30-40 pages 2 - 9 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-assessment
Coursework – mid point presentation Coursework (100%) All To be agreed by consequences of failure meeting.
Coursework – final presentation Coursework (100%) All To be agreed by consequences of failure meeting.
Coursework – dissertation report Coursework (100%) All To be agreed by consequences of failure meeting.

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

Re-assessment will be by resubmission of the dissertation report. Referred students will retain the marks gained from the mid point and final presentations if passed.

 

 

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:

 

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

 

Web based and Electronic Resources:

 

Other Resources:

 

Reading list for this module:

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

CREDIT VALUE 60 ECTS VALUE 30
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Tuesday 24 April 2018 LAST REVISION DATE Monday 18 February 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH Computer science; business project