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Group Project (Integrated Masters) - COM00138M

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  • Department: Computer Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Radu Calinescu
  • Credit value: 40 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2023-24

Professional requirements

Non-compensatable for accredited programmes.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 1 2023-24 to Semester 2 2023-24

Module aims

The aims of this module are to enable students to participate in a software engineering project under conditions that simulate, as far as is practical, the context of real-world industrial projects. Students will extend the skills and knowledge gained from previous modules of their course, and further develop the ability to work as part of a team.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no reassessment nor can compensation be applied for this module.

Module learning outcomes

  1. Handle and reflect upon issues that affect real-world software engineering projects

  2. Work effectively as part of a team, exercising individual responsibility for part of a wider solution

  3. Communicate effectively with customers who have a problem to be solved

  4. Research and design innovative software solutions to open-ended problems

  5. Identify and present key features of a proposed solution

  6. Document and present technical information appropriately to a varied audience

  7. Manage constraints on time and resources

  8. Identify, analyse and manage risks that affect software engineering projects

  9. Reflect upon group and individual performance


Task Length % of module mark
Individual Report
N/A 10
Group Presentation
N/A 20
Group Report
N/A 70

Special assessment rules




Module feedback

Each team will have several meetings with either the module leader or the external customer or both during the course of the module. Other formative feedback will be given based on metrics collected by you individually. This will take the form of a formative report handed in electronically.

Indicative reading

** Ian Sommerville, Software Engineering (9th Edition), Addison Wesley, 2010

** Axel van Lamsveerde, Requirements Engineering, Wiley, 2009

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