Postgraduate taught 

Information Technology MSc

MSc IT+ Team Project (M) COMPSCI5074

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Computing Science
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

Students undertake a suitable software development project that extends their programming skills, introduces them to collaborative software development, while enabling them to integrate relevant skills from their database and software project management courses.


This course will take place in the first 5 weeks of semester 2. Each team will have 4 supervision meetings during this time.

Excluded Courses





The course will be assessed 100% by a report and software which will be marked by the supervisor and an independent reader.


The assessment includes a workload report where students agree on the contributions of their fellow team members. This will help staff identify individual contributions and to ensure that marks are fairly assigned.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below.


This course involves group working and so it is not possible for students to resubmit their work.

Course Aims

To integrate the skills acquired in the first semester courses: Programming, Database Theory and Applications.

To have experience of working in a group.

To gain experience in writing a small technical report.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate that they can design, implement and test a moderately sized piece of software.

2. Produce a literate report describing the project.

3. Produce the appropriate documentation for the delivered software.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Submission of a deliverable, which will be a program that meets the specification, the accompanying documentation, and a descriptive report.