Full Title:Project & Research Methodology
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PROJ C8Z07
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in No Programmes
Module Description:Students completing this module will work independently, with appropriate supervision, on a substantial project, that demonstrates a thorough understanding of research and development processes. They will analyse, design, implement and test a substantial software application/prototype in a specific application domain. They will also produce well-structured project documentation and present it appropriately.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Work independently on a substantial project which will involve estimating, planning and managing their time effectively.
  2. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the research and development process.
  3. Analyse, design and implement a substantial software application/prototype using a structured methodology to solve a problem in an identified problem area.
  4. Produce well-structured project documentation, written in clear and concise language, which communicates their findings effectively and coherently.
  5. Demonstrate, discuss and defend their project in an oral/practical presentation.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Project Overview
Guidelines, standards, rules and regulations, deadlines and assessment, project types and sample projects.
Topic Selection
Preparing a project proposal.
Research Methods
Literature Review, identifying and using information resources, organising information, citations and bibliographies.
System Development
Analysis, design, construction and implementation
Presenting Findings
Documenting and presenting the project.
Project Management
Task decomposition, estimations, time management, milestones
Plagiarism, Intellectual Property, Ethics
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Project The project will be assessed on the basis of written documentation, formal presentation and defence of the work completed. A panel of assessors, consisting of the project supervisor and at least one other staff member, will allocate all of the marks available for this module. 1,2,3,4,5 100.00 0 0 Sem 2 End 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. Therefore reassessment on this module will require the student to reattend (i.e. retake) the module in its entirety.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practical No Description 1.50 Every Week 1.50
Directed Reading No Description 4.50 Every Week 4.50
Independent Study No Description 10.00 Every Week 10.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 16.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Dawson, C.W. 2009, Projects in Computing & Information Systems: A Students Guide, 2nd Ed., Addison Wesley [ISBN: 0273721314]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Weaver, P. 2004, Success in Your Project: A Guide to Student System Development Projects, Pearson Education [ISBN: 0273678094]
  • Rudestam, K.E. 2007, Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process, 3rd Ed., Publications [ISBN: 1412916798]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources