Module Code: H8HDP
Long Title HDip Project
Title HDip Project
Module Level: LEVEL 8
EQF Level: 6
EHEA Level: First Cycle
Credits: 10
Module Coordinator:  
Module Author: David McCarthy
Departments: School of Computing
Specifications of the qualifications and experience required of staff  
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 Specify, analyse, design, implement, test and document a medium to large scale project in the chosen area of specialisation under the supervision of a project co-ordinator
LO2 Explain and justify the use and application of technology for a project
LO3 Develop and enhance communication and presentation skills
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is required before enrolment on this module. While the prior learning is expressed as named NCI module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Entry requirements  

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
•Introduction to Project •Coding guidelines •Supervision requirements •Overview of examinations (timelines dates, etc.)
Online Seminars
•Project specialisations •Development •Testing •Presentation skills •Technical writing
Project Specialisations
•Overview of projects and new technologies
•Unified Process •Source code control and versioning •IDE
•Test Strategies •Blackbox/Whitebox testing •Testing tools •Test generators •Evaluation
Presentation Skills
•Quality of the presentation •Communication skills •Ability to retort to questions and critique
Technical Writing
•Writing skills •Writing project reports
Project Report
•Executive Summary •Introduction •Background •Technologies •Structure •System •Conclusions •Further development or research •Bibliography •Appendix
Final Presentation
•Introduction •Goal •Central Theories •System •Design •Implementation •Discussions •Demonstrations
Assessment Breakdown%


Full Time

Assessment Type: Project % of total: 100
Assessment Date: n/a Outcome addressed: 1,2,3
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
A practical development project is undertaken. While faculty members may suggest topics, the Project specification is decided by the student in consultation with faculty. Students follow the typical development life cycle to produce a medium scale project in the chosen area of specialisation. Students are required also to use various project management tools to complete their project and also produce a word document that includes a Project Proposal, Requirements Specification and also to present their application twice during the semester.
No End of Module Assessment
No Workplace Assessment
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.
Reassessment Description
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination. Learners who fail this module will be required to sit a repeat module assessment where all learning outcomes will be examined.

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


Module Workload

Module Target Workload Hours 0 Hours
Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 24 Per Semester 2.00
Tutorial No Description 24 Per Semester 2.00
Independent Learning No Description 202 Per Semester 16.83
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Swetnam, D.& Swetnam, R.. (2000), Writing Your Dissertation: The bestselling guide to planning, preparing and presenting first-class work, Hachette, UK.
  • Berndtsson, M,. (2008), Thesis projects: a guide for students in computer science and information systems, Springer, London.
  • Zobel, J.. (2004), Writing for computer science, Springer, London.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
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