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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

The Project in Information Technology is a group project where you will work with a number of fellow students to build an application for an external client. In order to do this successfully you will follow practices that produce successful projects, which will be introduced to you during the first week of the project, and continued during the rest of the summer.

Past teams have worked with Survival International, Grampian Fire and Rescue, the Small Isles, local volunteer groups, and an Edinburgh film company.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
  • Dr Bruce Scharlau

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Computing Science (CS) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The students will develop a suitable software project in groups to solve the needs of a client organisation, as for the on-campus version of this course. Where necessary, this will be adapted to DL circumstances (e.g. contact with clients through Skype or similar)

Further Information & Notes

  1. Assistive technologies may be required for any student who is unable to use a standard keyboard/mouse/computer monitor. Any students wishing to discuss this further should contact the School Disability Co-ordinator.
  2. To be taken as part of the MSc/PGDIP in Information Technology (DL)

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

100% continuous assessment, which will follow the same format as the on-campus version.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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