Module Title:   Integrated Science Enterprise Group Project

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   CM-0222L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Computer Science

Related Department/Subject Area:   SCIM (Dept of Computer Science)

Principal Co-ordinator:   To be confirmed

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To familiarise students in working as part of a team, which consists of different expertise from different disciplines. To introduce the students to a `real` working-type environment where good problem solving, communication, presentation and listening skills are required to ensure a successful outcome.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures introduce concepts of technology development. These are then applied to the project through supervised practical work in small groups and supported by tutorials. Students` understanding and practical skills are assessed by presentation and accompanying documentation. The ability to work co-operatively is monitored by the group tutor throughout the project. Supplementary assessment is an individual project based on the original group assignment, and a reflection on group work.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   164.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   12.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Select and use appropriate tools with supervision; demonstrate a systematic understanding of key aspects within a field of study of your choice from within the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Develop a clear understanding of project requirements and be able to plan and conduct appropriate action to achieve the objective.
Interpret and successfully communicate data to the team and draw appropriate conclusions; critically appraise findings and conclusions.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Use a range of sources of information to solve problems and describe your problem solving process.
Use effective communication skills to solve problems as an individual or a team.
Critically appraise value of own work and that of peers (other team members); apply aspects of theoretical knowledge to data acquired.

  Coursework   100%
  Group Project: Documentation and presentation on a development project (3000 words).
  Coursework   100%
  Supplementary assessment: Individual project assignment of a similar nature to the group project (3000 words).

Outline Syllabus:
Each student will be selecting 2 optional strands of 3 (from Technology, Science and Programming) and therefore the class will have a mixture of subject interests. Where possible the teams will be formed to simulate an interdisciplinary environment with members having selected different optional modules.
Design and development methodology. Purpose and standards for documentation. Group project, beginning with defined problem (user requirements), through to proven working solution.

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