|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||100% PROGRAMMING PROJECT AND REPORT||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment||THERE IS NO PROVISION FOR SUPPLEMENTARY ASSESSMENT|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Analyze a complex problem in the area of distributed systems
Design and implement a solution to the problem
Test and critically evaluate their solution
Apply the prescribed software development methodology
This module will be undertaken by MSc in Internet and Distributed Systems students who already have a grounding in software engineering and therefore over-qualified for the COM1220 module (Building High Quality Systems). The module is aimed at students who undertook a software engineering module in their first degree. Students will be required to demonstrate their ability to work within a group and to apply a prescribed software engineering methodology to build a distributed system.
This project builds on the MSc students? experience gained in COM5820. The students will analyze a situation needing a distributed solution and construct a program to provide a solution. A novel software engineering methodology, such as XP, will be prescribed.
Tutorials will be undertaken at the start of the project to set out the content of the project, and the terms on which it will be developed and assessed. Further tutorials will be undertaken where students are able to complete their project with the help and advice of teaching staff.
2. Written material.
Various written material giving guidance on carrying out the project, assessment issues, and the project submission is provided by the Department.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||No|
|Communication||Students will practice communication skills during the tutorial and assignment|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||The assessed coursework requires students to develop their understanding of issues associated with the module|
|Information Technology||Entire content of module|
|Personal Development and Career planning||No|
|Problem solving||Deciding on an appropriate design when developing a distributed application|
|Research skills||Students will be required to acquire further knowledge from books and on-line sources|
|Subject Specific Skills||See learning outcomes|
|Team work||This is a group project, so team-work is important.|
Reading ListRecommended Consultation
John Hunt, Chris Loftus (March 2003) Guide to J2EE: Enterprise Java Springer-Verlag Primo search Mark Grand (2002) Patterns in Java: a catalog of reusable design patterns illustrated with UML vol 1 John Wiley & Sons Primo search Martin Fowler (Oct 2003) UML Distilled Addison Wesley Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 7