School of Computer Science

Module 15500 (2019)

Module description - Software Design Study

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Module Title Software Design Study
School School of Computer Science
Module Code 06-15500
Level 3/H
Member of Staff Russell Beale
Semester Semester 2 - 30 credits

By arrangement with supervisor. Student work, supporting tutorials.

Contact Hours: 20


The software design study gives the student the opportunity to work in a team (typically 5 or 6 students) on a challenging and substantial software design project. This will normally include mainly the early phases of the software lifecycle (requirements analysis and software design), but may also include the further development of prototype software and/or demonstration software. The final report must include a fully costed proposal for the development of a complete software product.


On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

  1. complete the design of a substantial piece of software to a professional standard, which may include the further development of prototype software
  2. work effectively and professionally in a team with full responsibility for the conduct and management of the project
  3. give an oral presentation of the work, together with a full written report

Sessional: continuous assessment (100%).

Supplementary (where allowed): None; the module may only be repeated.

The continuous assessment consists of a formal presentation of the project work, together with written progress reports and a final report.