CE101-4-AP-CA:
Team Project Challenge

The details
2018/19
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus & Apprenticeship Location
Autumn & Spring
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 04 October 2018
Friday 22 March 2019
15
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Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BENGH610DA Electronic Engineering,
BSC YHG1 Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineer)

Module description

This module is designed to develop a range of professional skills of students using a team project as the vehicle. Each team of students will work on a project of their choice given a set of attributes that the project must contain.

The projects are research based and incorporate the concepts of specifications, design, and implementation. Within the project students will be learn about sustainability, project and time management, design, legal issues, health and safety, data analysis and presentation, team reporting, and self evaluation.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:

1. Apply design methodology to arrive at a design to meet a specification.
2. Undertake a project using appropriate time management and reporting.
3. Have a systematic approach to data gathering, analysis and presentation to a professional standard.
4. Research and apply the appropriate legal issues associated with a project.
5. Maintain a record of work, including a reflective diary.
6. Investigate and report on the sustainability parameters of a project/product.


Outline Syllabus

The module lectures cover a range of topics including research skills, managing a team web server, team work, data gathering/analysis/reporting, project management, product development, product design, creativity and problem solving, and professional issues (sustainability, legal & ethical, health & safety). Roles within a team and using personal strengths to form and manage effective teams following known methodologies such as: personality types (Myers Briggs), team formation/Cog’s ladder (Tuckman), and behavioural team roles (Belbin).

Two further lectures are provided by the Employability & Careers Centre to get students of to an early start with their career planning. The lectures are accompanied by a laboratory session each week in which the students hold team meetings and follow weekly activities.

These activities are designed to assist the teams in developing a team product and producing a team report that contains sections on teamwork, product development, project management, and professional issues.

In addition to the lectures and laboratory sessions the students undertake individual work for their team and report this through a web based server.

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

No information available.

Module information

STUDENTS SHOULD NOTE THAT THE MODULE INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO REVIEW AND CHANGE

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures, laboratory sessions and classes

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Assignment 1 - Essex Challenge - Team Presentation + 2Sec/Day video    14.28% 
Coursework   Assignment 3 - Individual Statement    14.28% 
Coursework   Assignment 2 - Team Report    71.43% 
Exam  120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main) 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
70% 30%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
0% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Vishwanathan Mohan, email: vishwanathan.mohan@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Yong Wang, Dr Haider Raza, Prof A Vickers, Dr Alba Garcia Seco De Herrara, Dr Javier Andreu, Dr David Bebbington, Dr Nick Zakhleniuk
School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770

 

Availability
No
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 23 hours, 17 (73.9%) hours available to students:
6 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information

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