Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Software Development

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SET11104
Module leader: John Owens
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Computer Science


Description of module content:

Research: Investigate, summarise and present findings on a recently published software engineering research paper.

Research: Investigate, summarise and present findings on a software engineering research topic and incorporate that that topic into your coursework.

Practical: You will produce a piece of non-trivial software to demonstrate your software engineering research topic in use.

Report: You will write a report about your practical work in the form of a research paper suitable for publication in a journal.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Investigate a current research paper in software engineering and present the findings.

LO2: Investigate a current research topic in software engineering and present the findings.

LO3: Exercise appropriate judgement to incorporate your research topic into the analysis, design, implementation and testing of a non-trivial piece of software.

LO4: Provide a critical analysis of the software developed making informed judgements about the software’s extensibility and maintainability

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: John Owens
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Students meet with staff and fellow students to share their progress. Students informally present their findings on a weekly basis to the other students. These sessions culminate with formal presentations (LO1 & LO2).
Students work independently on their practical applications but informally present their progress to other students on a weekly basis. This work culminates with a practical demonstration of the software produced and a written report of the work (LO3 & LO4)

Formative Assessment:
Formative Students share their progress with other students on a weekly basis and get feedback from the module leader.

Summative Assessment:
Summative Students will make presentations to the class about their research paper and research topic and complete a larger piece of practical coursework towards the end of the module. (LO1, LO2, LO3 & LO4)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 50 3,4 13 HOURS= 40, WORDS= 0
Oral Presentation 20 1 8 HOURS= 10, WORDS= 0
Oral Presentation 30 2 11 HOURS= 10, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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