Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
28 August 2019
Requisites for this module
MSC G40012 Advanced Computer Science,
MSC G40024 Advanced Computer Science,
MSC G41112 Artificial Intelligence,
MSC G51512 Big Data and Text Analytics,
MSC G40912 Internet of Things,
MSC G40812 Intelligent Systems and Robotics,
MPHDG40048 Computer Science,
PHD G40048 Computer Science,
MSCIG402 Computer Science,
MSCII100 Computer Science (Integrated Masters, Including Placement Year)
This module allows students to apply their specialised knowledge to a realistic problem and experience team-based production of software.
The aim of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to apply their specialised knowledge to a realistic problem, and gain practical experience of the processes involved in the team-based production of software.
After completing this module each team will be expected to have:
1. Held regular group meetings and maintained a diary of their progress.
2. Defined and allocated tasks to individual members according to their skills.
3. Used available project management tools to organise their activities.
4. Produced a fully tested working implementation of their software.
5. Delivered appropriate documentation of a professional standard.
6. Given a presentation in which they described the way the project was managed, explained their design and demonstrated their final product.
7. Considered the security aspects with respect to their implemented software.
Each individual student will be expected to have contributed fully to his or her team's activities, and will be expected to be able to:
1. Describe the processes involved in the team-based production of software.
2. Explain and justify the design implementation and evaluation of their team's finished product.
3. Give an account of their individual contribution to the team's effort.
Starting from an outline description of a realistic problem, each team is required to develop a fully implemented software solution using appropriate engineering and project management techniques. Wherever possible, teams are organised on the basis of shared interest, and the problem is designed to exercise their understanding of their area of specialised study.
Assessment is based on the documentation produced at each stage of the process, a presentation and demonstration of the final product, the effectiveness of the team's management of the project, and the understanding and contribution of each individual.
Lectures and project supervision
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Assignment 1: Requirements Specification
||Assignment 2: Final Programming Code and Report
||Assignment 3: Personal Appraisal
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Manoj Thakur, Dr Renato Amroim, Dr Anirban Chowdhury, Dr Panagiotis Kanellopoulos, Dr Jinya Su, Dr Morteza Varasteh
School Office, csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770
Dr Rong Qu
The University of Nottingham
Available via Moodle
Of 6 hours, 6 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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