Core Module Information
Module title: Professional Standards

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

Module code: BSV09122
Module leader: Nimi Dan-Jumbo
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

This module will cover the skills and knowledge required to practice in a professional manner and will prepare you for professional body membership, enabling you to produce evidence of your professional competency and develop an in-depth understanding of your industry environment. This will include the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct.

You will learn about the appropriate regulatory and ethical standards required of those working in the construction: built environment sector, and topics applicable to professional practice including business practice, negotiation, and collaborative working.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate knowledge of the need for a high level of professional and ethical standards.
LO2: Investigate and analyse ethical and moral standards in relation to industry-based scenarios.
LO3: Apply good practice and communicate effectively relevant professional standards in relation to accrediting professional bodies.
LO4: Demonstrate understanding of current and emerging professional practice.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Nimi Dan-Jumbo
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module shall comprise lectures of up to 2 hours with a linked 1-hour tutorial or seminar held weekly over a 13 week trimester. The face-to-face teaching delivered shall be supported by independent guided study and underpinned with relevant property and construction industry scenarios.

Lectures and tutorials are supplemented by guided reading. Web-enabled learning is used to deliver materials and to stimulate discussion. Visiting lecturers are used to widen the students' experience. Wide reading and reference to web sites are encouraged as is engagement with relevant professional bodies.

Transferrable skills include: Critical thinking and problem solving (LO2); knowledge and understanding in the context of the subject (LOs 1 & 4); the ability to reflect upon the changing nature of the sector and professions, time management (organising and planning work ), planning , monitoring, reflecting on and evaluating learning and development, individual and group working (LO3).

Formative Assessment:
Weekly tutorials will provide opportunities to consider scenario-based ethical, moral and professional standards' issues in relation to the property and construction sectors. (LOs 1-4).

Summative Assessment:
The presentation of a portfolio of work in week 13 allows you to demonstrate your understanding of the requirement for moral and professional standards in the construction industry (LOs & 2) and to apply specific accredited body standards and guidelines to scenario-based problems (LOs 3 & 4).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 364
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 L0s 1, 2, 3 &4 13 , WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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