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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Programming Fundamentals (Project)
Module Code CA377
School School of Computing
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Darragh O'Brien
Semester 2: Darragh O'Brien
Autumn: Darragh O'Brien
Module TeachersDarragh O'Brien
Denise Freir
Jennifer Foster
Marija Bezbradica
Hilary Murray
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
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In this module, students apply their programming skills to a large-scale, semester-long project. All students undertake the same project, and that project introduces the students to programming in a number of modern contexts (mobile, cloud etc.).

Learning Outcomes

1. build and manage a software project using a variety of tools and techniques.
2. integrate individual programs into a complex system.
3. demonstrate the ability to use a configuration management system for project development.
4. apply the concepts of software testing in a project environment.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Laboratory24Weekly lab 1.
Laboratory24Weekly lab 2.
Independent Study24Demo preparation.
Independent Study53Independent research and project work.
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Programming for mobile devices (e.g. Android).

Programming for the cloud (e.g. Google App Engine).

Programming build tools and environment
Standard code management tools (e.g. make, IDEs, source-code control systems).

System testing.

Integration of project parts (e.g. mobile and cloud).

Software process
Regular delivery of iterations of functionally correct, executable software.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
FieldworkTask 1 demonstration.25%Week 6
FieldworkTask 2 demonstration.25%Week 9
FieldworkFinal project demonstration.50%Week 12
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

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