10 ECTS cr
|Language of instruction
Autumn and Spring, periods 1-4.
1. has advanced understanding on how to collaboratively design a medium-scale software project,
2. has advanced understanding on how to implement and evaluate a medium-scale software project,
3. is able to extensively document a medium-scale software project,
4. has advanced skills in presenting and pitching a project work, i.e. give a good, concise presentation of the work,
Project work that is typically executed in groups of 3-5 students. Note: the project work cannot be done alone.
|Mode of delivery
3-4 lectures to introduce and conclude the course and project works, collaborative project work for a "client" (teaching assistants and/or industry representatives).
|Learning activities and teaching methods
Practical work in project teams. The course is passed with an approved project work. The implementation is fully in English.
Computer Science and Engineering MSc students and other Students of the University of Oulu.
|Prerequisites and co-requisites
While no specific courses are not required, programming and design skills are desired.
|Recommended optional programme components
The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.
|Recommended or required reading
For additional reading (not mandatory): Dix, Finlay, Abowd & Beale: Human-Computer Interaction ( http://www.hcibook.com); Rogers, Sharp & Preece: Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction ( target=_blank>http://www.id-book.com).
|Assessment methods and criteria
The course uses continuous assessment so that the project work is assessed in stages: design (20% of total grade), implementation (40%), evaluation (20%), and final report (20%). Passing criteria: all stages (design, implementation, evaluation, report) must be completed with an approved grade.
Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.
Numerical grading scale 1-5; zero stands for a fail.
Matti Pouke and Aku Visuri
|Working life cooperation