Module Details

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Title INTERNET COMPUTING GROUP PROJECT
Code COMP216
Coordinator Dr M Zito
Computer Science
Michele@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2017-18 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

Students will work in small groups to produce a working software system.
The deliverables and working methods will be prescribed. The aims of the module are:
1. to provide experience of group working;
2. to provide experience of all aspects of the development of a moderately sized software system;
3. to prepare students for their individual projects in the third year;
4. to consolidate material from the first semester of the second year, in particular COMP201 and COMP207.


Learning Outcomes

Show an awareness of the issues involved in working as part of a team.

Demonstrate improved personal, interpersonal and communication skills.

Demonstrate a more in depth understanding of the software development process.

Specify the requirements of a software system.

Demonstrate some experience in the design of a software system.

Demonstrate practical experience in the implementation and testing of a moderately sized software system.

Show an awareness of the typical project management issues.

Understand the process and role of software documentation.

Demonstrate some experience in the writing of a sizeable report on a software project.


Syllabus

A small set of lectures will be given providing an introduction to group sotware development, meeting and presentation skills;
and project management. A review will be offered of the main techniques for requirement specification; design specification;
group dynamics and negotiation; quality management; configuration management;  document testing; report writing.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lecture -

Lectures are concentrated at the start of term and then after each in-term review.

Tutorial -

2 hours project reviews; project surgeries as needed


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 12

  6

      18
Timetable (if known) Lectures are concentrated at the start of term and then after each in-term review.
 
  2 hours project reviews; project surgeries as needed
 
       
Private Study 132
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Coursework    Semester 2  Yes  Non-standard penalty applies  Meeting Record Non-standard penalty applies for late submission, Meeting records describe the team progress during the term, as such a late submission cannot be allowed. 
Coursework    Semester 2  12  Yes  Non-standard penalty applies  Requirement Analysis Non-standard penalty applies for late submission, Standard UoL penalty applies to required written material only. 
Coursework    Semester 2  15  Yes  Non-standard penalty applies  Design Non-standard penalty applies for late submission, Standard UoL penalty applies to required written material only. 
Coursework    Semester 2  15  Yes  Non-standard penalty applies  Software Demonstration Non-standard penalty applies for late submission, Standard UoL penalty applies to required written material only. 
Coursework    Semester 2  50  Yes  Non-standard penalty applies  Portfolio and Individual Contribution Non-standard penalty applies for late submission, Notes (applying to all assessments) Group Project - resit opportunity: Reassessment of failed CA components. CA5 (Portfolio) itself is worth 30%; the peer assessment exercise is worth 20%.  

Recommended Texts

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