CE101-4-FY-CO:
Team Project Challenge

The details
2019/20
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
15
25 April 2019

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

(none)

Key module for

BSC G610 Computer Games,
BSC G612 Computer Games (Including Year Abroad),
BSC I610 Computer Games (Including Placement Year),
BENGG420 Computer Networks,
BENGG421 Computer Networks (Including Year Abroad),
BENGI120 Computer Networks (Including Placement Year),
BSC G400 Computer Science,
BSC G401 Computer Science (Including Year Abroad),
BSC G403 Computer Science (Including Foundation Year),
BSC I101 Computer Science (Including Placement Year),
MSCIG402 Computer Science,
MSCII100 Computer Science (Integrated Masters, Including Placement Year),
BENGH650 Computer Systems Engineering,
BENGH651 Computer Systems Engineering (Including Year Abroad),
BENGHP50 Computer Systems Engineering (Including Placement Year),
BENGGH46 Computers with Electronics (Including Foundation Year),
BENGGH4P Computers with Electronics,
BENGGH4Q Computers with Electronics (Including Year Abroad),
BENGI1H6 Computers with Electronics (Including Placement Year),
BENGH610 Electronic Engineering,
BENGH610DA Electronic Engineering,
BENGH611 Electronic Engineering (Including Year Abroad),
BENGH61P Electronic Engineering (Including Foundation Year),
BENGHP10 Electronic Engineering (Including Placement Year),
MENGH613 Electronic Engineering,
MENGH614 Electronic Engineering (Integrated Masters, Including Placement Year),
BSC GH56 Information and Communication Technology,
BSC GH5P Information and Communication Technology (Including Year Abroad),
BSC I102 Information and Communication Technology (Including Placement Year),
BENGH641 Communications Engineering,
BENGHP41 Communications Engineering (Including Foundation Year),
BENGHPK1 Communications Engineering (Including Placement Year),
BENGHQ41 Communications Engineering (Including Year Abroad),
MENGH642 Communications Engineering,
BSC I1G3 Data Science and Analytics,
BSC I1G3CE Data Science and Analytics,
BSC I1GB Data Science and Analytics (Including Placement Year),
BSC I1GBCE Data Science and Analytics (Including Placement Year),
BSC I1GC Data Science and Analytics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC I1GF Data Science and Analytics (Including Foundation Year),
BENGH615 Robotic Engineering,
BENGH616 Robotic Engineering (Including Year Abroad),
BENGH617 Robotic Engineering (Including Placement Year),
BSC G111 Computing,
BSC G112 Computing (Including Year Abroad),
BSC G113 Computing (Including Placement Year),
BSC GH01 Computing and Electronics,
BSC GH02 Computing and Electronics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC GH03 Computing and Electronics (Including Placement Year),
BSC H631 Electronics,
BSC H632 Electronics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC H633 Electronics (Including Placement Year),
BENGH730 Mechatronic Systems,
BENGH731 Mechatronic Systems (Including Year Abroad),
BENGH732 Mechatronic Systems (Including Placement Year)

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.

Module aims

The projects are research based and aim to 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.

Module 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/products.

Module information

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.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures, laboratory sessions and classes

Bibliography*

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Assignment 1 - Essex Challenge - Team Pr 14.28%
Coursework Assignment 2 - Team report 71.43%
Practical Demo Software & Video 14.28%
Exam 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Overall assessment
Coursework:
70%
Exam:
30%
Reassessment
Coursework:
70%
Exam:
30%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
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
Yes
No
No

External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 94 hours, 69 (73.4%) hours available to students:
25 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information

* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.

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