Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
CSC-10024 Programming I - Programming Fundamentals
This module provides students with knowledge and practice of typical techniques and processes to undertake team-based development of a software system. The module uses formal team working and agile development to give experience of software engineering in a self-organising team, typical of modern commercial practice. It also provides students with the opportunity to compare theory and methods that underpin software engineering (delivered via a combination of directed reading/viewing and guest talks from industry professionals) with their own experience of working in small teams.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/csc-20041/lists
To provide students with knowledge and practice of typical techniques and processes used in team-based software engineering. To provide students with the opportunity to compare theory and methods that underpin software engineering (both from academia and industry) with their own experience of working in small teams.To experience agile software development.
Intended Learning Outcomes
design a software solution that meets its requirements as part of an agile software engineering team: 1,21,2identify and develop software engineering skills relevant to current industry practice as part of an agile software engineering team: 1,2prepare software engineering reports and presentations to a specified structure as part of an agile software engineering team: 3assess aspects of their individual skills and work and the contributions of others in an agile software engineering team:
10 hours of scheduled lectures (predominantly guest lectures from industry)50 hours structured engagement with online resources 10 hours scheduled group work sessions (weekly required team meeting)70 hours team work10 hours individual coursework preparation
1: Group Presentation weighted 25%
Description of Module Assessment
Team Video and Scrum DiariesShort pre-recorded presentation (e.g. 5 minute video summary of a set of user persona for a given case study). Weekly team working diaries (Scrum preparation), to a set template available in advance.2: Group Report weighted 50%
Team Report and Scrum DiariesSoftware design and skills development report: uses standard template provided in advance (some page limits specified for design component; skills development section around 750 words per team member). Weekly team working diaries (Scrum preparation), to a set template available in advance.3: Individual Report weighted 25%
Individual ReportAn individual evaluation of team work including reflection on their own contributions, the contributions of others in their team (peer review), and a reflection on the software engineering and agile development concepts covered by the guest speakers (equivalent of around 800 words).