Core Module Information
Module title: Group Project

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SOC09609
Module leader: Brian Davison
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics


Description of module content:

This module is intended to provide learning opportunities similar to those that students would get out on placement. This includes gaining experience of
• Project management
• Teamwork
• Technical documentation
• Client communications
• Presentations
Teams of four or five undertake a project, typically for a real client. A list of available projects is provided before the module begins and students are encouraged to form teams in advance and to bid for the projects that they are most interested in. The client has the final choice of which team will be awarded a project.
A short series of lectures at the start of the module trimester introduces some fundamental topics and to clarify the working arrangements. One member of each team is designated the project manager. Project managers meet with a tutor weekly in order to discuss issues either arising from the practical work of the project teams, or which are relevant to the stage of development of the projects.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Contribute effectively, as a member of a team, to plan, design, document, implement, and test an application
LO2: Apply client / supervisor liaison, project planning and other techniques from the parent programme as appropriate
LO3: Critically reflect on the management and conduct of the group.
LO4: Plan and give a presentation and a demonstration of the application as a group

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