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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Practicum (Data Protection and Privacy)
Module Code CA690
School School of Computing
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Irina Tal
Semester 2: Irina Tal
Autumn: Irina Tal
Module TeachersRobert Brennan
Irina Tal
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 30
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

Students work on a practicum or major project of a practical nature. The students develop prototype software systems to solve a real-world problem or analyse software approaches to data protection and privacy and propose improvements. This will typically combine their computing knowledge with a compliance type issue. The projects, which may be sponsored by external clients or involve some of the students’ or staff's own ideas, typically require feasibility studies followed by creation of a project plan, and development of a software application or a rigorous theoretical analysis. This also allows students to work on projects for external or funding organisations.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstate an ability to carry out research.
2. Analyse software systems problems in the area of data protection and privacy.
3. Demonstrate project management skills.
4. Defend their work aurally and through presentation.
5. Critically assess the literature and demonstrate and in-depth understanding of their chosen topic.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Independent Study750Research, reading, completing assignment.
Total Workload: 750

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

Students will undertake their practicum under the supervision of a staff member or affiliated industrial partner.

The practicum will be delivered in the form of a report.

A defence of their work will take place after delivery of the report.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Research PaperAcademic paper and defence of the paper.100%n/a
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 2
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    MDPPLCMA in Data Protection and Privacy: Law

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