Final Project Code:  22.635    :  12
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This is the course plan for the first semester of the academic year 2024/2025. To check whether the course is being run this semester, go to the Virtual Campus section More UOC / The University / Programmes of study section on Campus. Once teaching starts, you'll be able to find it in the classroom. The course plan may be subject to change.
The final project is a mandatory course of the Bachelor’s degree in Techniques for Software Application Development. In this course, students carry out a complete software development project, including planning, requirements gathering, design, implementation, deployment, and testing. 

This course is divided into a set of thematic areas. Each area corresponds to the specific technology or application domain that is the focus of the final project. Students will need to choose the area where they will develop their project prior to enrolment (see more information below). 

The teaching workload for the student will be 12 ECTS, which corresponds to 300 hours. The project lasts for one semester as any other course in the bachelor’s degree. Students that cannot complete the project in this time will need to enrol in it the next semester. 


This project allows the student to apply the complete set of skills learned in the degree. Hence, this course is intended to be taken at the very end of the degree. Students enrolling the final project should have passed at least 120 ECTS of the degree. 


The final project is the culmination of all the learning activities in the degree. It allows students to showcase their degree of maturity as software developers and his/ ability to apply both soft and technical skills in complex projects.


Some areas require some previous background in particular technologies or having passed specific courses (e.g., optional courses). Please refer to the course plan of the area of your interest to find out the specific requirements.


You can apply for a final project in Procedures \ Final projects \ Application for final projects. Then, you should select the Bachelor’s degree in Techniques for Software Application Development. After doing this, you will find the “Final project” within the list of courses that you can enrol.

Please remember that you should have passed 120 ECTS before enrolling the Final Project. Also, each thematic area may impose additional requirements.


The final project requires all the competencies used during the bachelor’s degree:
  • Use and apply ICTs in academic and professional spheres.
  • Communicate in a foreign language.
  • Express ideas in writing clearly and correctly, displaying a command of terms and expressions that are specific to the field of software development, for both academic and professional contexts.
  • Adapt to new software development technologies and to future environments, updating professional skills.
  • Identify the features of different types of organizations and the role played in them by ICTs.
  • Evaluate software solutions and draw up proposals for development projects, taking into account the resources, the available alternatives and the market conditions.
  • Understand and use the scientific bases of software development to analyse each problem at the appropriate level of abstraction and apply the skills and knowledge acquired in order to solve them.
  • Identify the structural elements and operational principles of a computer.
  • Understand the fundamentals of operating systems and computer networks so as to design and develop solutions that take into account each platform's specific features, available and shared resources, and the system's security.
  • Design and build computer applications using development, integration and reuse techniques.
  • Apply specific software engineering techniques to the different stages of a project's life cycle.
  • Apply specific data processing, storage and administration techniques.
  • Propose and evaluate different technological alternatives for solving a specific software development problem.
  • Develop cross-platform applications.
  • Design people-centric solutions.
  • Conduct and submit a project in the field of software development and defend it before a panel of experts.


The content of the final project will depend on the specific thematic area selected by the student. Within a given area, the specific topic of the final project will be decided by the teaching staff with inputs from the student. If you are interested in pursuing a specific project, please contact your tutor to send your proposed topic to the teaching staff before enrolment for their validation.

All final projects are expected to produce the following deliverables:
  • A document describing the goals, planning, execution and results of the project. This document is prepared during the entire semester.
  • A presentation of the project in video format that summarizes the most relevant aspects about the project.
  • In most cases, there will also be a product, such as an application, tool or service developed by the student.



Each thematic area may provide specific resources related to the technologies and tools used in that particular domain. 


Assessment at the UOC is, in general, online, structured around the continuous assessment activities, the final assessment tests and exams, and the programme's final project.

Assessment activities and tests can be written texts and/or video recordings, use random questions, and synchronous or asynchronous oral tests, etc., as decided by each teaching team. The final project marks the end of the learning process and consists of an original and tutored piece of work to demonstrate that students have acquired the competencies worked on during the programme.

To verify students' identity and authorship in the assessment tests, the UOC reserves the right to use identity recognition and plagiarism detection systems. For these purposes, the UOC may make video recordings or use supervision methods or techniques while students carry out any of their academic activities.

The UOC may also require students to use electronic devices (microphones, webcams or other tools) or specific software during assessments. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that these devices work properly.

The assessment process is based on students' individual efforts, and the assumption that the student is the author of the work submitted for academic activities and that this work is original. The UOC's website on academic integrity and plagiarism has more information on this.

Submitting work that is not one's own or not original for assessment tests; copying or plagiarism; impersonation; accepting or obtaining any assignments, whether for compensation or otherwise; collaboration, cover-up or encouragement to copy; and using materials, software or devices not authorized in the course plan or instructions for the activity, including artificial intelligence and machine translation, among others, are examples of misconduct in assessments that may have serious academic and disciplinary consequences.

If students are found to be engaging in any such misconduct, they may receive a Fail (D/0) for the graded activities in the course plan (including final tests) or for the final grade for the course. This could be because they have used unauthorized materials, software or devices (such as artificial intelligence when it is not permitted, social media or internet search engines) during the tests; copied fragments of text from an external source (the internet, notes, books, articles, other students' work or tests, etc.) without the corresponding citation; purchased or sold assignments, or undertaken any other form of misconduct.

Likewise and in accordance with the UOC's academic regulations, misconduct during assessment may also be grounds for disciplinary proceedings and, where appropriate, the corresponding disciplinary measures, as established in the regulations governing the UOC community (Normativa de convivència).

In its assessment process, the UOC reserves the right to:

  • Ask students to provide proof of their identity as established in the UOC's academic regulations.
  • Ask students to prove the authorship of their work throughout the assessment process, in both continuous and final assessments, through a synchronous oral interview, of which a video recording or any other type of recording established by the UOC may be made. These methods seek to ensure verification of the student's identity, and their knowledge and competencies. If it is not possible to ensure the student's authorship, they may receive a D grade in the case of continuous assessment or a Fail grade in the case of the final assessment.

Artificial intelligence in assessments

The UOC understands the value and potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in education, but it also understands the risks involved if it is not used ethically, critically and responsibly. So, in each assessment activity, students will be told which AI tools and resources can be used and under what conditions. In turn, students must agree to follow the guidelines set by the UOC when it comes to completing the assessment activities and citing the tools used. Specifically, they must identify any texts or images generated by AI systems and they must not present them as their own work.

In terms of using AI, or not, to complete an activity, the instructions for assessment activities indicate the restrictions on the use of these tools. Bear in mind that using them inappropriately, such as using them in activities where they are not allowed or not citing them in activities where they are, may be considered misconduct. If in doubt, we recommend getting in touch with the course instructor and asking them before you submit your work.


You can only pass the course if you participate in and pass the continuous assessment. Your final mark for the course will be the mark you received in the continuous assessment.