School of Computer Science

Module 06-26263 (2019)

Team Project

Level 2/I

Ian Kenny Semester 2 20 credits
Co-ordinator: Ian Kenny
Reviewer: Rami Bahsoon

The Module Description is a strict subset of this Syllabus Page.


Large software projects require the combined effort of a team skilled developers. In this module students will learn the basics of teamwork in the context of developing a large programming project. Students work in teams of about six people to design, implement and document the code. Students are expected to observe good software engineering practice and work effecitvely in a team. Student will use industry-standard approaches such as continuous integration.


The aims of this module are to:

  • provide experience of building a large and complex piece of software
  • provide experience of working in a programming team
  • integrate knowledge from other modules
  • provide specific skills in HCI

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Design and implement a large software project
  2. Use good software engineering practices in a project
  3. Demonstrate teamwork and leadership.




Taught with

Teaching methods

Lectures, tutorials and team meetings

Contact Hours: Total: 200 hours Lecture 22 hours Tutorial 22 hours Guided independent study 156 hours


Sessional: Continuous assessment (100%).

Supplementary (where allowed): Reassessment: Normally students who fail can be reassessed only by repeating. Nevertheless, students with marginal failures may be permitted to do additional work instead of being required to repeat the module. Marginal failures will be determined by the Exam Board.

Detailed Syllabus

  1. Team work
  2. Project management
  3. Software development models
  4. Testing and test driven development
  5. HCI
  6. Personas and scenarios
  7. Prototyping methods
  8. Evaluation
  9. Reporting

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