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Module ICE-2101:
Business & Enterprise Prog

Module Facts

Run by School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

20 Credits or 10 ECTS Credits

Semester 1 & 2

Organiser: Dr Cameron Gray

Overall aims and purpose

This module aims to:

  • provide a grouding in contemporary technologies and practices used in industry.
  • expose students to underlying theory of modern applications.
  • instil a sense of real-world applications, their design and structure.
  • provide practical experience of data driven applications.
  • further students knowledge of a programming language suited to their programme.

Course content

Indicative content includes:

  • Modern Web UIs; construction and features.
  • Threading and Thread safety.
  • Database programming.
  • HTTP variables and information exchange.
  • Modern software project management tools.
  • XML parsing, schemas and its use for information exchange.

Assessment Criteria


Equivalent to 40%. Uses key areas of theory or knowledge to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module. Is able to formulate an appropriate solution to accurately solve tasks and questions. Can identify individual aspects, but lacks an awareness of links between them and the wider contexts. Outputs can be understood, but lack structure and/or coherence.


Equivalent to the range 60%-69%. Is able to analyse a task or problem to decide which aspects of theory and knowledge to apply. Solutions are of a workable quality, demonstrating understanding of underlying principles. Major themes can be linked appropriately but may not be able to extend this to individual aspects. Outputs are readily understood, with an appropriate structure but may lack sophistication.


Equivalent to the range 70%+. Assemble critically evaluated, relevent areas of knowledge and theory to constuct professional-level solutions to tasks and questions presented. Is able to cross-link themes and aspects to draw considered conclusions. Presents outputs in a cohesive, accurate, and efficient manner.

Learning outcomes

  1. Employ appropriate tools to support the software development process.

  2. Design and develop modern UIs for business applications.

  3. Develop data-driven web-based software.

  4. Utilise appropriate data formats for information exchange between systems.

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
CLASS TEST Class Test 1

Class test 1 focusing on theoretical aspects such as thread safety and validation.

LOGBOOK OR PORTFOLIO Laboratory Programs

A collection of preparatory practical exercises completed individually.

COURSEWORK Group Project

A group-based project embodying a business application.


Teaching and Learning Strategy


Traditional Lecture (2 hrs x 12)


Live code seminars (S1 - 1 hr x 12; S2 2 hrs x 12)

Private study

Private study including completing indiviudal assessments.

Group Project

Group Development Project.


Transferable skills

  • Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
  • Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
  • Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
  • Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
  • Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
  • Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team

Subject specific skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of facts, concepts, principles & theories
  • Use of such knowledge in modelling and design
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Deploy theory in design, implementation and evaluation of systems
  • Knowledge of management techniques to achieve objectives
  • Knowledge of information security issues
  • Specify, design or construct computer-based systems
  • Deploy tools effectively
  • Work as a member of a development team
  • Development of general transferable skills
  • Deploy systems to meet business goals
  • Methods, techniques and tools for information modelling, management and security
  • Knowledge of systems architecture
  • Specify, deploy, verify and maintain information systems
  • Defining problems, managing design process and evaluating outcomes
  • System Design
  • Knowledge and understanding of computational modelling
  • Specify, deploy, verify and maintain computer-based systems
  • Principles of appropriate supporting engineering and scientific disciplines

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