Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Web-Based Major Project
Academic Year
Semester 2
This module is only available to students registered on Web Development (H602/H603) or Business Information Technology (G500/G501)
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Report on business analysis of web needs (1500 words)  10%
Semester Assessment Final report (10,000-15,000 words)  30%
Semester Assessment Web-based software system  40%
Semester Assessment Technical design  10%
Semester Assessment User interface designs and evaluation of others' designs  10%
Supplementary Assessment Supplementary Assessment  Resubmission of failed/non-submitted coursework components or ones of equivalent value.  100%

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Analyse the web needs of an enterprise, and produce a plan for an appropriate web-based software system.

2. Build a professional quality web-based software system appropriate for the organisation, under the direction of supervisors but demonstrating self-discipline, organisation and initiative.

3. Demonstrate an ablity to independently apply the key achievements of their degree studies.

4. Produce a critical appraisal of their work, evaluating all aspects of their approach.

Brief description

Students will perform and document the analysis, design, prototyping and development needed to produce a web site or web-based software system approprate for a professional enterprise.


Students will select a business or charity or other enterprise, and will design and implement a web site or web-based software system for that enterprise using current web-based technology.

They will
  • Produce an analysis of the web needs of the enterprise.
  • Provide a breakdown of the planned structure of the web-based software system. 
  • Perform an analysis of the necessary data structures. This should be complex enough to need to be database-backed.
  • Produce several non-functional prototypes of the web-based software system, assess their suitability against web guidelines and perform user evaluation of the prototypes. 
  • Implement the chosen version of the web-based software system.
  • Perform a useability evaluation with a number of users on the final system.
  • The project will be structured so that these things happen in a logical order, with deliverables through the term. The design and development work will be supported by weekly workshops that stress the topics that have already been covered in the course (such as User Interface Design, Security, Web Tools, Database Design, and System Testing) that support the work being done at that stage of the project, and make clear the nature of the expected deliverables.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Inherent to the subject.
Communication This module will be beneficial to students' written and oral communication skills through dissertation and demonstration.
Improving own Learning and Performance The students are asked to reflect on their learning and performance.
Information Technology Inherent to the subject.
Personal Development and Career planning This module should help the students understand the potential of thier specific degree for providing employment, and provide them with significant material for their portfolios.
Problem solving Inherent in the implementation of computing systems.
Research skills Minor amount of research in looking at relevant web site designs.
Subject Specific Skills Web site design and construction.
Team work


This module is at CQFW Level 6