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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Project
Module Code CA400
School School of Computing
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Michael Scriney
Semester 2: Michael Scriney
Autumn: Michael Scriney
Module TeachersPaul Clarke
Claus Pahl
Paul M Clarke
Michael Scriney
Jagadeeswaran Thangaraj
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 15
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

To allow the student to develop a reasonably large software system or to allow the student to carry out some element of research and investigation under the direction of a member of academic staff. This investigation is carried out in such a way that it is thorough and detailed and will involve some element of independent analysis of findings. The investigation will be reported through documentation and a final presentation of results.

Learning Outcomes

1. propose and design a large software project or aproject involving research on software development.
2. sucessfully liase with a supervisory figure on the design and work progress of the project.
3. implement and demonstrate a large software project or aproject involving research on software development.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Directed learning375Full year undertaking
Total Workload: 375

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

4th year project
Each student will develop either a software application or a research project in this area. Ideas for the content of this project may come from a member of the School of Computing, may be a development of an idea of the students or come from an outside source (subject to school approval).

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentSubmit Functional Specification.10%Week 10
Digital ProjectSubmit Project Walk-Through Video (5%) Online Documentation (10%)15%Sem 2 End
PresentationPresent Project - Week 36 This is worth the residue of CA400 Marks.75%Other
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
    CASEBSc in Computer Applications (Sft.Eng.)
    Date of Last Revision02-FEB-12

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