Having been allocated my tutor I e-mailed him yesterday with a description of my proposed project and saying that the scope would be the back-end process and database.
In his reply to me he said...
it might be prudent to plan the whole and implement a prototype
I have always appreciated that for the project you don't need to produce a fully working system, even though it has been my intention to do so as it will be used by my employer on a daily basis. Therefore I now potentially have a conflict of interest between what I need to do for my project and what my employer requires, with regards to time. It's going to be interesting to see if I can keep both parties happy.