Core Module Information
Module title: Professional Standards (GA)

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

Module code: BSV09403
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: Document a commitment to professional values and codes of conduct
LO3: Evidence professional working as an individual and as a team member.
LO4: Demonstrate understanding of current and emerging professional practice.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 3, 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 shall comprise a lecture of up to 2 hours with a linked 1-hour tutorial, seminar held twice per day over a consecutive five day period. The face-to-face teaching delivered in Week 1 shall be supported by independent guided study and underpinned with work-based learning when back in the office and completing the assessments specified for the module (Weeks 2-15).

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.

Transferrable skills include: Critical thinking and problem solving, knowledge and understanding in the context of the subject ( 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.

Formative Assessment:
The provision of formative feedback is a key component of the LTA approach underpinning this module. Formative feedback opportunities are built into each tutorial where you will be encouraged to engage with and reflect upon module themes via a series of different learning tasks. These provide opportunities for the module tutor to help with your understanding and interpretation of module topics. This formative feedback is delivered in class time in response to student contributions both individually and collectively. Formative feedback arises via the discussion and analysis of tutorial questions, practical examples/cases and associated reflection on a range of learning tasks.

Summative Assessment:
Summative Assessment will require a portfolio including a written report, reviewing the current professional and ethical standards and identifying the emerging issues in professional practice LOs 1 and 4, a learning diary that evidences the achievement of professional competencies in these areas LOs 2 and 3 and a reflective account of your engagement with professional teams and networks LO 3.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Other Work based learning 82
Independent Learning Guided independent study 82
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-4 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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