Core Module Information
Module title: MSc Project

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: ENG11100
Module leader: Chan Hwang See
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Electronics Electrical and Mathematics
Prerequisites

none

Description of module content:

The student will learn about important elements of project management, such as planning, control, cost, problem solving skills, report writing and defend the outcome during a viva session. The project is normally completed during 13 weeks of full time research or part time equivalent, 26 weeks.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Demonstrate an understanding of the planning, implementation and management of a research task;
LO2: Demonstrate an effective approach to data collection and analysis and in depth understanding of the topic being investigated;
LO3: Identify and justify possible solutions and evaluate the results;
LO4: Exercise autonomy and initiative to search for and critically review literature
LO5: Synthesise the work undertaken and present the critically-insightful findings drawn from the study

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2021/2, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Chan Hwang See
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The learning and teaching approach will be mostly directed learning where the student, with the guidance of their Supervisor, will require identifying areas where more information is required. The student will then acts independently to find the data and consider its value and appropriateness to the exercise. The student is the main driver with the Supervisor facilitating the access to material and equipment. They must then apply this material to the issue they are investigating. Critical review and reflection on the material are very important and show that a deep learning has taken place.(LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

The project is seen as preparation for future life in industry. A key part of a successful project is the ability of the student to act as an independent self-learner. The students learn to plan, keep a log book, conduct research and literature search, design, test, present results to colleagues as well as write a major technical report and defend it. Some projects are done in collaboration with industry.

Research skills are developed and staff research activities are generally reflected in the projects.

Students are supported as appropriate The module has a one – to –one staff student ratio. Students are expected to meet with their supervisor on a weekly basis ensuring that any issues are dealt with promptly. Overseas students and students with special needs are also supported with due account being taken of any special requirements.



Formative Assessment:
The Project element is organised by a Project Co-ordinator. Once a project is chosen, you are allocated a Project Supervisor. Part-time students may undertake an industrial ‘live’ project. In which case they will also have an Industrial Supervisor at their place of work. Through agreed project aims and objectives, individual you will be continually guided and monitored by your respective supervisor and feedback on progress will be given verbally and through progress marks as they progress through the year. You are also given feedback after a Project Presentation towards the latter part of the project. Design: You will undertake an individual open-ended design problem solving exercise. Progress and performance is continually monitored and feedback continually given throughout. A Design Report will be produced on which comment and feedback given in written and verbal form.

Summative Assessment:
Summative Assessment is based on practical work carried out, a technical report and viva. The practical work assessment is done by the supervisor who would assess how well the student carried out the project taking into account the autonomy, effort and thought the student has shown and demonstrated throughout the entire duration of the project (LOs 1-4).The report is marked by the supervisor and another member of academic staff. (LOs 1-5) The student defends their work through a 15 minutes presentation to a panel (viva) followed by 30 minutes of questions & answers. (LOs 1-5) Details are available in the project guidelines given to all staff and students. Feedback is generally given immediately after the viva and by the Supervisor on the report after the viva.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Project Supervision 24
Face To Face Guided independent study 576
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 20 1,2,3,4 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 60 1,2,3,4,5 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Oral Assessment 20 1,2,3,4,5 1 HOURS= 00.45, WORDS= .45
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2021/2, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Chan Hwang See
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:

The learning and teaching approach will be mostly directed learning where the student, with the guidance of their Supervisor, will require identifying areas where more information is required. The student will then acts independently to find the data and consider its value and appropriateness to the exercise. The student is the main driver with the Supervisor facilitating the access to material and equipment. They must then apply this material to the issue they are investigating. Critical review and reflection on the material are very important and show that a deep learning has taken place.(LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

The project is seen as preparation for future life in industry. A key part of a successful project is the ability of the student to act as an independent self-learner. The students learn to plan, keep a log book, conduct research and literature search, design, test, present results to colleagues as well as write a major technical report and defend it. Some projects are done in collaboration with industry.

Research skills are developed and staff research activities are generally reflected in the projects.

Students are supported as appropriate The module has a one – to –one staff student ratio. Students are expected to meet with their supervisor on a weekly basis ensuring that any issues are dealt with promptly. Overseas students and students with special needs are also supported with due account being taken of any special requirements.



Formative Assessment:
The Project element is organised by a Project Co-ordinator. Once a project is chosen, you are allocated a Project Supervisor. Part-time students may undertake an industrial ‘live’ project. In which case they will also have an Industrial Supervisor at their place of work. Through agreed project aims and objectives, individual you will be continually guided and monitored by your respective supervisor and feedback on progress will be given verbally and through progress marks as they progress through the year. You are also given feedback after a Project Presentation towards the latter part of the project. Design: You will undertake an individual open-ended design problem solving exercise. Progress and performance is continually monitored and feedback continually given throughout. A Design Report will be produced on which comment and feedback given in written and verbal form.

Summative Assessment:
Summative Assessment is based on practical work carried out, a technical report and viva. The practical work assessment is done by the supervisor who would assess how well the student carried out the project taking into account the autonomy, effort and thought the student has shown and demonstrated throughout the entire duration of the project (LOs 1-5).The report is marked by the supervisor and another member of academic staff. (LOs 1-4) The student defends their work through a 15 minutes presentation to a panel (viva) followed by 30 minutes of questions & answers. (LOs 1-5) Details are available in the project guidelines given to all staff and students. Feedback is generally given immediately after the viva and by the Supervisor on the report after the viva.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Project Supervision 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 576
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 20 1,2,3,4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 60 1,2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 15000
Oral Assessment 20 1,2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 00.45, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2021/2, Trimester 3, BLENDED,
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Chan Hwang See
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The learning and teaching approach will be mostly directed learning where the student, with the guidance of their Supervisor, will require identifying areas where more information is required. The student will then acts independently to find the data and consider its value and appropriateness to the exercise. The student is the main driver with the Supervisor facilitating the access to material and equipment. They must then apply this material to the issue they are investigating. Critical review and reflection on the material are very important and show that a deep learning has taken place.(LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

The project is seen as preparation for future life in industry. A key part of a successful project is the ability of the student to act as an independent self-learner. The students learn to plan, keep a log book, conduct research and literature search, design, test, present results to colleagues as well as write a major technical report and defend it. Some projects are done in collaboration with industry.

Research skills are developed and staff research activities are generally reflected in the projects.

Students are supported as appropriate The module has a one – to –one staff student ratio. Students are expected to meet with their supervisor on a weekly basis ensuring that any issues are dealt with promptly. Overseas students and students with special needs are also supported with due account being taken of any special requirements.



Formative Assessment:
The Project element is organised by a Project Co-ordinator. Once a project is chosen, you are allocated a Project Supervisor. Part-time students may undertake an industrial ‘live’ project. In which case they will also have an Industrial Supervisor at their place of work. Through agreed project aims and objectives, individual you will be continually guided and monitored by your respective supervisor and feedback on progress will be given verbally and through progress marks as they progress through the year. You are also given feedback after a Project Presentation towards the latter part of the project. Design: You will undertake an individual open-ended design problem solving exercise. Progress and performance is continually monitored and feedback continually given throughout. A Design Report will be produced on which comment and feedback given in written and verbal form.

Summative Assessment:
Summative Assessment is based on practical work carried out, a technical report and viva. The practical work assessment is done by the supervisor who would assess how well the student carried out the project taking into account the autonomy, effort and thought the student has shown and demonstrated throughout the entire duration of the project (LOs 1-4).The report is marked by the supervisor and another member of academic staff. (LOs 1-5) The student defends their work through a 15 minutes presentation to a panel (viva) followed by 30 minutes of questions & answers. (LOs 1-5) Details are available in the project guidelines given to all staff and students. Feedback is generally given immediately after the viva and by the Supervisor on the report after the viva.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Project Supervision 24
Face To Face Guided independent study 576
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 20 1,2,3,4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Dissertation 60 1,2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 20000
Oral Presentation 20 1,2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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