Core Module Information
Module title: Research Skills and Project Management

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC11117
Module leader: Nazmi Sellami
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics


Description of module content:

- Managing a research project: selecting, planning and execution
- Team work.
- Information searching, information sources.
- Data: organising, processing and presenting.
- Reports: evaluation and review, structuring and writing.
- An overview of project management.
- Quality management.
- Time management and cost control.
- Performance monitoring and difference resolution.
- Project implementation, completion and evaluation.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: understand and apply principles of research to his/her field of study and to manage a research project.
LO2: perform a literature review, together with organising and performing data collection, analysis and presentation.
LO3: critically evaluate a given research project and apply the findings appropriately.
LO4: deliver project proposals on time and budget.
LO5: effectively present the results.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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: Nazmi Sellami
Module Organiser:

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 Groupwork (Independent Study) 75
Independent Learning Guided independent study 75
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 14
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 15 5 13 HOURS= 00.30, WORDS= 0
Report 50 1-3 10 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Report 35 1-4 13 , WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MEC11117 Research Skills and Project Management