CE291-5-FY-CO:
Team Project Challenge (CS)

The details
2019/20
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
15
28 August 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BSC G610 Computer Games,
BSC G612 Computer Games (Including Year Abroad),
BSC I610 Computer Games (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),
BSC GH56 Information and Communication Technology,
BSC GH5P Information and Communication Technology (Including Year Abroad),
BSC I102 Information and Communication Technology (Including Placement Year),
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),
BSC G111 Computing,
BSC G112 Computing (Including Year Abroad),
BSC G113 Computing (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 student will work on a project within their team given a set of attributes that the project must contain.

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

Module aims

The aims of this module are:

. to provide students with an understanding of the computing and related industries;
. to further develop the skills that are fundamental to a successful career;
. to work in a team to carry out a project.

Module learning outcomes

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

1. Describe the processes involved in project management and produce a project management plan.
2. Use project management tools and techniques.
3. Explain and justify their team's finished product.
4. Report and reflect on their individual contribution to the team's effort.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of professional, legal and ethical issues that affect the work of professionals in their discipline.
6. Demonstrate the ability to research and use system development tools.
7. Produce a Curriculum Vitae, and cover letter.

Module information

Syllabus

The module consists of two parallel strands:

The major strand will consist of team project, which will be based on a simple but realistic development scenario chosen to maximise the students' experience within a collaborative group environment.

The project will be on a topic directly relevant to the students' degree course and will typically involve developing a product through the specification and design stages.

The second strand consists of a series of professional development lectures including topics such as project management, legal and ethical issues, accounting, entrepreneurship, communication skills (including change management), project-risk analysis and control, and careers guidance.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures, laboratory sessions and classes

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Individual Challenge - Wk 16 20%
Coursework Team Presentation - Wk 25 8%
Coursework Group MVP 29/11/2019 16%
Coursework Group Final Product 06/03/2020 40%
Coursework Reflective Statement 21/04/2020 16%
Exam 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Joseph Walton-Rivers, Dr Katerina Bourazeri, Dr Anirban chowdhury, Dr Vito De Feo, Dr Jinya Su

 

Availability
No
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 199 hours, 55 (27.6%) hours available to students:
144 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

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