MODULE SPECIFICATION FORM Module Title: HND Project

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1 MODULE SPECIFICATION FORM Module Title: HND Project Implementation Level: 5 Credit Value: 20 Module code: COM536 Cost Centre: GACP JACS3 code: I100 (if known) Trimester(s) in which to be offered: 1/2 With effect from: September 2014 Office use only: Date approved: September 2014 To be completed by AQSU: Date revised: - Version no: 1 Existing/New: New Title of module being replaced (if any): Originating Academic Computing Module John Worden Department: Leaders: Module duration (total Status: core/option/elective (identify programme hours): 200 where appropriate): Scheduled learning & 30 Core : HND Computing teaching hours Independent study hours 170 Placement hours N/A Programme(s) in which to be offered: Pre-requisites per HND Computing programme (between levels): Module Aims: (Include any skills and attributes which may be developed but are not necessarily assessed.) The aim of the module is to provide an opportunity for students to apply the knowledge and skills that they gained during the first year of the course in the work place. It enables students to undertake work-based tasks and related activities in the field of computing, and produce agreed project deliverables within deadlines. This module is designed to promote personal development and a range of interpersonal, intellectual and practical (functional) skills based around and demonstrated through an individually negotiated work-based project/work package. It seeks to raise the student's awareness of the workplace as a learning environment and extend their capability and enhance their individual effectiveness, employability and business competitiveness. It will seek to develop skills in the diagnosis of problems, research and analysis, development of strategies to address problems and techniques of presentation.

2 Intended Learning Outcomes: At the end of this module, students will be able to: Knowledge and Understanding: 1. Develop the project to the agreed plan and specification. KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, KS6, KS7, KS8, KS9, KS10 2. Implement solution and monitor progress. KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, KS6, KS7, KS8, KS9, KS10 3. Present and evaluate the completed project. KS1, KS2, KS4, KS5, KS6, KS8, KS9 Key skills for employability 1. Written, oral and media communication skills 2. Leadership, team working and networking skills 3. Opportunity, creativity and problem solving skills 4. Information technology skills and digital literacy 5. Information management skills 6. Research skills 7. Intercultural and sustainability skills 8. Career management skills 9. Learning to learn (managing personal and professional development, self management) 10. Numeracy Assessment: Students will be required to produce a comprehensive project log file and conduct a final presentation where they will have the opportunity to demonstrate, discuss and evaluate the overall project artefact. Typically the project log will include: A project progress diary, action plans, records of meetings/progress meetings, technical documentation including testing, review and evaluation records, user documentation. Assessment Learning Type of Weighting Duration (if Word count number Outcomes assessment exam) (or to be met equivalent if appropriate) 1 1-2 Learning 90% 2,000 logs/journals 2 3 Presentation 10% 20 mins

3 Learning and Teaching Strategies: Students will have an opportunity to gain further knowledge and enhance their skills through learning new techniques, their practical application and re-enforcement. Such techniques may include the use of appropriate tools and methodologies, application design and development and support strategies. Familiarisation of rules and regulations, standards, department work practices, manuals, user guides and work specifications will play an important role in achieving objectives and deliverables. Syllabus outline: The subject of the project and the specific aim(s) and learning outcomes arising from it therefore will be unique to each individual student. Students will negotiate with their employer contact and/or module tutor, an agreement in which they will identify: The subject for and scope of the project The specific aims and learning outcomes unique to the project The method by which the outcomes will be achieved How the project will develop the students capability in respect of their effectiveness, employability and/or business competitiveness The resources needed, including materials, equipment, time and support Major progress review points Target dates for assessment Students must work individually or if in groups, the contribution of the individual must be able to be clearly identified, with the student undertaking personal project management and study to produce a feasible solution. Bibliography: Indicative reading: Texts are recommended for specific projects as appropriate, depending on the nature of the project. Ayres, R. (1999) The Essence of Professional Issues in Computing, Prentice Hall. Bott F., (2006) Professional Issues in Information Technology: BCS publication Dawson, CW., (2005) Projects in Computing and Information Systems: A Students Guide, Addison-Wesley, Dawson C W. (2000) The Essence of Computing Projects: A Students Guide, Prentice Hall Hughes, R. & Cotterell, M. (2006) Software Project Management, Thomson International Quinn, ( 2008) Ethics for the Information Age: International Edition, 3/E , Pearson Higher Education BCS Code of Conduct BCS Code of Practice BCS Code of Ethics www.bcs.org.uk

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