Module Overview

Software Project 1

The Software Project aims to equip the student with the skills necessary to research, develop andtroubleshoot a basic embedded or software system. The concepts of project planning, managing andreporting are introduced and developed. The student will have responsibility for delivery ofa partially working system which is to be further developed in Software Project 2 . Software Project 1 and Software Project 2 are linked subjects and students work on thesoftware project throughout stage 2.

Module Code

SWPR H2001

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Practical Elements

Basic software design, development, testing and troubleshooting techniques. Safe operation of any required equipment. Sourcing datasheets and user/development guides.Use of software design tools and integrated development environments. Design, development, testing and troubleshooting of software on a computer and/or embedded system.

Communication Elements

Maintenance of logbook with weekly entries.Research Preparation: Use of library search engines, internet, course notes.Project Planning: Work breakdown structure, tasks, milestones, projectscheduling, Gantt charts. Introduction to Microsoft Project.

Environment, Ethics, Safety

Engineering codes of practice, the assessment of hazards. Operational, healthand safety and environmental issues relevent to the project.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100