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CSC9P5 or CSCU9P5: understanding the basic software life-cycle, the role of requirements analysis, specification and design
Credits: 20 credits at SCQF level 10
Students should be able to apply techniques for:
Students should be aware of current ideas and good practice regarding Project Management and Quality Assurance, in the context of software development.
Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to apply theory and techniques to unseen problems without reference to notes, and to work independently and under a time constraint.
In order to be eligible to pass the module, students must:
Students who can show good cause may be permitted extensions to coursework deadlines. "Good cause" may include illness, for which a medical certificate or other evidence will be required. Students must request an extension by contacting the module coordinator, supplying relevant evidence, no later than seven days after the published assignment deadline. Extensions will be granted for acceptable reasons only, and will not normally be beyond such time as solutions and feedback are returned to the rest of the class. [See Section 6.2.6 of the Academic Policy Handbook]Late submission of coursework
Coursework that is submitted late will be accepted up to seven days after the published deadline (or expiry of any agreed extension) but the mark will be lowered by three marks per day or part thereof. After seven days the piece of work will be deemed a non-submission. [See paragraph 66-68 of the Undergraduate Regulations on Assessment]Repeat assessments
Students who fulfil the module requirements but obtain an overall fail mark (0-39) are eligible for repeat assessment. Repeats are not permitted for laboratory checkpoints or group work. The mark following any repeat assessment is capped at 40 and will not be lower than the original mark.Discretionary repeat assessments
In exceptional circumstances, a student who has not met all the module requirements, following the Main examination period, may be permitted a discretionary repeat. Repeats are not permitted for laboratory checkpoints or group work. The mark following any repeat assessment is capped at 40. If you are granted a discretionary repeat assessment but do not attempt it, you will be awarded grade X for the module.
In deciding whether to grant a discretionary repeat, the Examiners will consider your record of attendance and engagement in the module. Students with a poor attendance record will not normally be permitted a discretionary repeat.Deferred examinations
If a student is unable to attend the main examination, he/she must apply for a deferred examination, using the link on the Student Portal. If a deferred examination is not granted and the student does not attend the main examination, he/she will be deemed not to have met the module requirements. [See http://www.stir.ac.uk/registry/studentinformation/exams/deferredexams/]