Core Module Information
Module title: Dissertation

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: BSV10111
Module leader: John Currie
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

Introduction to Research and the Dissertation
Selection of Dissertation topic, aims, objectives and hypothesis
Selecting your topic area and outlining the research problem
Literature and Information Sources
Literature Review - What it is and how to do it
Research Methodology, Research Method and Research Design
Data and Principles of Data Collection
Preparing the Dissertation Proposal
Data Collection - Instruments and Tools
Data Presentation and Data Analysis
Writing a Dissertation and Referencing

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: demonstrate the ability to initiate, organise and complete a rigorous academic exercise;
LO2: investigate a topic of study in depth through research;
LO3: demonstrate ability in analysis, synthesis, planning and communication.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, 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: Andrew Brown
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Independent Learning Project Supervision 12
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Dissertation 90 1-3 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 10000
Report 5 1 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Oral Presentation 5 2 15 HOURS= 0.5, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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