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CS551R: MSC PROJECT IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

The project is a group project where you will work with fellow students to build an application for an external client. In order to do this successfully you will follow practicals that procude 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 Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Bruce A. Scharlau

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme
  • MSc Information Technology

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

To develop the students' creative, analytical, practical and presentational skills. To allow the students to consolidate material learnt earlier in the programme, to extend their skills, and to research new areas.

A crucial part of the success to this course is the week of workshops, which enable students to learn to work together as a team before they start the work on the project.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseIntegrate appropriate ethical and professional issues into the development of a software application with a client.
ProceduralCreateDesign a suitable team structure to accomplish the product design, development and deployment.
ReflectionCreateApply appropriate software development approaches to the life cycle of an application with the client.
ReflectionCreateCreate a multi-tiered software application for a client.
ReflectionCreateCreate a report and presentation to explain the application process used, and report on the results.

Reflective Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionCreateCreate a report and presentation to explain the application process used, and report on the results.

Report: Individual

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionCreateCreate a multi-tiered software application for a client.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseIntegrate appropriate ethical and professional issues into the development of a software application with a client.
ReflectionCreateCreate a multi-tiered software application for a client.
ProceduralCreateDesign a suitable team structure to accomplish the product design, development and deployment.
ReflectionCreateApply appropriate software development approaches to the life cycle of an application with the client.
ReflectionCreateCreate a report and presentation to explain the application process used, and report on the results.

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