HND Assignment Brief
Session: February 2020
Programme title BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing
Unit number and title 20 Advanced Programming (L5)
Assignment number & title 1 of 1 Advanced Programming (L5)
Unit Leader -
Assessor (s) Amjad Alam
Issue Date 04/03/2020
Final assignment submission deadline 08 – 13 June 2020
Late submission deadline 15 – 20 June 2020
The learners are required to follow the strict deadline set by the College for submissions of assignments in accordance with the BTEC level 4 – 7 submission guidelines and College policy on submissions.
Resubmission deadline TBA
Feedback Formative feedback will be available on ICON VLE and in class during the semester.
Final feedback will be available within 2 – 3 weeks of the assignment submission date.
Guidelines • The work you submit must be in your own words. If you use a quote or an illustration from somewhere you must give the source.
• Include a list of references at the end of your document. You must give all your sources of information.
• Make sure your work is clearly presented and that you use readily understandable English.
• Wherever possible use a word processor and its “spell-checker”.
Internal verifier M. J. Hasan
Signature (IV of the brief) * Hasan Date 26/02/2020
ICON College of Technology and Management
BTEC HND in Computing
Unit 20: Advanced Programming (L5)
Session: February 2020
Recommended maximum words 3,000
You are strongly advised to read “Preparation guidelines of the Coursework Document” before answering your assignment.
Aim & Objective
This coursework is designed to demonstrate the broad understanding and knowledge of the module, assessing and evaluating the student’s strength and level of analysis. The coursework should be submitted as one document in a report format in final submission.
The company is in need for developing an application to manage their employee’s data and printing their payslips. Their employees are of 3 types: Salaried employees, who are paid a fixed monthly salary regardless of the number of hours worked, hourly employees who are paid by the hour and receive overtime pay (i.e., 1.5 times their hourly salary rate) for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours and commission employees who are paid a base salary plus a commission of 15% of their sales. The company wants to write an application that performs its payroll calculations and in having other database management functions like retrieval of records, adding and deleting of records, etc. The company wants you to write an application that performs the following functions.
• The admin can login and logout to the system.
• After login, the system should provide options like add new employees record, change employee’s details, navigate through employee’s detail and to make a search for an employee’s detail.
• The system should also allow to print the employee’s payslips.
Note: The learner is free to make their own assumptions in storing employee’s data and in carrying out their development either in GUI or console-based application.
C# has many features of OOP paradigm such as Encapsulation, polymorphism, constructors/destructors, Inheritance, abstract/concrete, interface, method redefinition, generics/templates, containers including its class relationship like Generalisation/inheritance, realisation, dependency, aggregation and composition. You need to examine the characteristics of the Object-orientated paradigm as well as its various class relationships associated with the above case study in C#. You need to discuss a range of design pattern from each of the creational, structural and behavioural pattern types. Further, you can analyse the relationship between the object-orientated paradigm and design patterns used.
LO2 & LO4
In order to design a good solution for the given problem scenario using UML diagrams, it is important to make use of design model to understand its entities and its functional requirements.
Therefore, based on the requirements in the above case study you need to design and build class diagrams with attributes and operations of each class and the relationship, including inheritance if any between classes. You also need to define your class diagrams in relational to Creational, structural and behavioural for the same functional requirements using a UML tool. Carry out your own critical thinking and refine your existing class diagrams derived from your case study scenario using a UML tool. Determine and reconcile the most appropriate design pattern used in your UML diagram from each of the creational, structural and behavioural pattern types within the given scenario. At last, you should critically evaluate and justify the design patterns used in your designed application from the range of available design patterns.
Based on your derived UML class diagrams in LO2, you are required now to build an application using Visual studio, 2017/ 2019 or any other IDE. You need to develop relevant codes for the application in C# for the given purpose implementing your selected design patterns.
Note: Programming Environment: You can use Visual Studio 2017/ 2019 or any other IDE of your choice available at the time as a programming environment. You must present your programming skills using OOPS using C#.
Note: You should attach all the supporting documents as a separate file in the appendix section of your assignment.
To gain a Pass in a BTEC HND Unit, you must meet ALL the Pass criteria; to gain a Merit, you must meet ALL the Merit and Pass criteria; and to gain a Distinction, you must meet ALL the Distinction, Merit and Pass criteria.
1. Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Pass Merit Distinction
LO1 Examine the key components related to the object-orientated programming paradigm, analysing design pattern types
D1 Analyse the relationship between the object-orientated paradigm and design patterns.
P1 Examine the characteristics of the Object-orientated paradigm as
well as the various class relationships. M1 Determine a design pattern from each of the creational, Structural and behavioural pattern types.
LO2 Design a series of UML class diagrams D2 Define/refine class diagrams derived from a given code scenario using a UML tool.
P2 Design and build class diagrams using a UML tool. M2 Define class diagrams for specific design patterns using a UML tool.
LO3 Implement code applying design patterns
P3 Build an application derived from UML class diagrams. M3 Develop code that implements a design pattern for a given purpose.
D3 Evaluate the use of design patterns for the given purpose specified in M3.
LO4 Investigate scenarios with respect to design patterns
P4 Discuss a range of design patterns with relevant examples of creational, structural and behavioural pattern types. M4 Reconcile the most appropriate design pattern from a range with a series of given scenarios. D4 Critically evaluate a range of design patterns against the range of given scenarios with justification of your choices.
2. Preparation guidelines of the Coursework Document
a. All coursework must be word processed.
b. Avoid using “Textbox” in writing your assignment.
c. Document margins must not be more than 2.54 cm (1 inch) or less than 1.9cm (3/4 inch).
d. Font size must be within the range of 10 point to 14 points including the headings and body text (preferred font size is 11) in Arial.
e. Standard and commonly used type face, such as Arial and Times New Roman, should be used.
f. All figures, graphs and tables must be numbered.
g. Material taken from external sources must be properly referred and cited within the text using Harvard system
h. Do not use Wikipedia as a reference.
3. Plagiarism and Collusion
Any act of plagiarism or collusion will be seriously dealt with according to the College regulations. In this context the definitions and scope of plagiarism and collusion are presented below:
Plagiarism is presenting somebody else’s work as your own. It includes copying information directly from the Web or books without referencing the material, submitting joint coursework as an individual effort.
Collusion is copying another student’s coursework, stealing coursework from another student and submitting it as your own work.
Suspected plagiarism or collusion will be investigated and if found to have occurred will be dealt with according to the College procedure (For details on Plagiarism & Collusion please see the Student Handbook).
a. Initial submission of coursework to the tutors is compulsory in each unit of the course.
b. The student must check their assignments on ICON VLE with plagiarism software Turnitin to make sure the similarity index for their assignment stays within the College approved level. A student can check the similarity index of their assignment up to five times in the Draft Assignment submission point located in the home page of the ICON VLE.
c. All Final coursework must be submitted to the Final submission point into the Unit (not to the Tutor). The student would be allowed to submit only once and that is the final submission.
d. Any computer files generated such as program code (software), graphic files that form part of the coursework must be submitted as an attachment to the assignment with all documentation.
e. Any portfolio for a Unit must be submitted as an attachment in the assignment
5. Good practice
a. Make backup of your work in different media (hard disk, memory stick, etc.) to avoid distress due to loss or damage of your original copy.
6. Extension and Late Submission
a. If you need an extension for a valid reason, you must request one using an Exceptional Extenuating Circumstances (EEC) form available from the Examination Office and ICON VLE. Please note that the tutors do not have the authority to extend the coursework deadlines and therefore do not ask them to award a coursework extension. The completed form must be accompanied by evidence such as a medical certificate in the event of you being sick and should be submitted to the Examination Office.
b. Late submission will be accepted and marked according to the College procedure. It should be noted that late submission may not be graded for Merit and Distinction.
c. All late coursework must be submitted to the Late submission point into the unit (not to the Tutor) in the ICON VLE. A student is allowed to submit only once and that is also treated as the final submission.
d. If you fail in the Final or Late submission, you can resubmit in the Resubmission window.
7. Submission deadlines
Formative feedback Week 12
Final Submission 08 – 13 June 2020
Late submission 15 - 20 June 2020
Submit to: Online to the ICON VLE only
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Evaluate: When you evaluate you look at the arguments for and against an issue.
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Compare: Identify similarities and differences
Explore: To find out about
Recommend: Suggest/put forward as being appropriate, with reasons why