Module Information

Module Identifier
CS39820
Module Title
Business Information Technology Group Project
Academic Year
2015/2016
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Mutually Exclusive
Pre-Requisite
This module is only available to students registered on Internet Computing (H602/H603) or Business Information Technology (G500/G501)
External Examiners
  • Dr Hong Wei (Associate Professor - University of Reading)
  • Dr John Hunt (Associated Head of Department - University of the West of England)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 11 x 1 Hour Lectures
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Interim group presentation  10%
Semester Assessment Final group presentation  25%
Semester Assessment Group final report (5000 words)  25%
Semester Assessment Individual development diary  20%
Semester Assessment Final individual report (1500 words)  20%
Supplementary Assessment Final individual report (1500 words)  The final individual report may be resubmitted.  20%
Supplementary Assessment There is NO external or supplementary resit available for the group assessments or the diary.  80%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Use the combined skills learnt throughout the BIT Degree to produce a plan for a suitable business venture.

2. Identify and design the necessary IT support for this business.

3. Articulate the issues surrounding establishing a business.

4. Apply Legal, Social, Ethical and Professional issues to working together in a business/industrial environment.

5. Assess their own performance as well as those around them in the overall success or failure of a project.

Brief description

The principal aim of this group project is to allow final year BIT students to work collectively to identify or expand a business opportunity and then design and develop the IT support it needs.

Each group will act as an IT Department for a company. The group will be asked to develop a proposal for how an IT system would be used to support a new business idea; the group might suggest its own idea or use one provided for the project. Members of each group will assume different roles such as manager, analyst, test planner.

The group will be expected to anlayse the problem and develop a proposal on how IT can be used to support the business idea. This is likely to involve a small amount of prototyping, but the group will not be required to develop a system.

Content

The learning and teaching methods engaged involve lectures, speaker sessions, weekly group meeting and other business meetings. The assessment methods used assess both the team work element and the individuals' contribution.

All the sessions will encourage students to think about existing or new business ventures and the kind of IT support they need.

For some groups of students it will provide support and infrastructure to bring their ideas to a state where they could become marketable; for others it will involve analysing a current business and producing an IT plan. In all cases it is expected that the groups will optimise the use of electonic media to disseminate information, advice and best practice.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Inherent to subject.
Communication Reports and presentation.
Improving own Learning and Performance Inherent to subject.
Information Technology Inherent to subject.
Personal Development and Career planning Individual diary.
Problem solving Inherent to subject.
Research skills Selection of project and developing materials.
Subject Specific Skills Development of IT competence.
Team work Group work.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6