Core Module Information
Module title: Research and Innovation

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: BSV09120
Module leader: Masoud Sajjadian
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment

None required.

Description of module content:

This module includes referencing techniques, technical writing and reflective learning strategies.
This module is concerned with fundamental research techniques in the built environment. The module offers the student opportunities to learn about the industry-based research projects, innovation and consultancy work undertaken in the academic environments. The module includes the role of innovation and entrepreneurship within the construction sector and influence within the market and growth.
Research methodology and techniques. Data collection and analysis. Referencing and citation of others' academic work. Research proposals and outputs. Funding research in the built environment. Current research projects. New projects, product driver developments in relation to Building Standards/Regulatory framework. Academic publication.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
L01: Discuss various aspects of built environment related research projects
L02: Observe and report on a research project
L03: Use a standard referencing system to acknowledge the academic work of other researchers.
L04: Prepare a research proposal

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Masoud Sajjadian
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The students will have a series of lectures and tutorials based on the current research and consultancy work undertaken in the UK and worldwide. Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to recognise the academic work of others and acknowledge this in their own work. Students will be tutored in the skills required to complete a Research & Development proposal.
Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills:
Students are required to demonstrate the ability to properly acknowledge the previous outputs, publications and work of
others in their own research work. This skill can be applied in subsequent modules such as the dissertation.
Students will be encouraged to maintain copies of artefacts such as research proposals and a learning journal created during the module to demonstrate reflective writing and research
skills to potential employers.
The module is based on UK and International Research & Development projects and practice.

Formative Assessment:
Formative Feedback will be provided on the learning journal and the technical report at regular intervals during the module.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is in the form of a learning journal and a technical report. Both submissions should be properly presented, referenced and structured.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 340
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Reflective Log 50 2 12 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Report 50 1-4 12 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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