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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2013 - 2014

Module Title IT Architecture
Module Code CA349
School School of Computing

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorDr Mark RoantreeOffice NumberL2.34
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The module is primarily focused on Data Management with some emphasis on the different Architectures necessary to facilitate data management. The course is designed to incorporate modern data management and will include Data Management for the Cloud; XML Data Management; Service Oriented Architectures, and Enterprise SOA.

Learning Outcomes

1. Be in a position to critique Cloud Services in relational to data management.
2. Be able to use and deploy Cloud concepts such as Fusion Tables and Cloud Data Visualisation.
3. Describe the concepts and technology behind Service Oriented Computing.
4. Be able to use XML Data Manipulation languages such as XPath and XQuery.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Assignment Completion25No Description
Independent Study76No Description
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

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment20% Examination Weight80%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
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
Indicative Reading List

  • Thomas Erl: 0, Service-Oriented Architecture, Prentice Hall,
  • Velte, Velte & Elsenpeter: 0, Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach, McGraw Hill,
Other Resources

4685, Website: Google Fusion Tables, 0, http://www.google.com/fusiontables/Home/,
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