Core Module Information
Module title: Group Design Project

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

Module code: MEC11506
Module leader: Neil Shearer
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

- Students, who are arranged in competitive groups, are presented with a design brief. The brief is wide and is given by a senior person such as a Senior Academic with industrial experience or a Chief Engineer.
- Students carry out their own market research, develop new ideas or applications, undertake research and development and, if appropriate, produce a prototype.
- All aspects of producing a product are considered including financial matters.
- The students produce a group report and give a verbal presentation of their work.
- Students meet in their groups, and reflect on their own work and the work of the group.

- Other aspects considered in the module:
- Team work.
- Information searching, information sources.
- Data: organising, processing and presenting.
- Reports: evaluation and review, structuring and writing.
- Project planning and 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: relate critically students' experiences in groups to theories of group processes, and consider their own role in a group and reflect on their interaction with the group.
LO2: review aspects of project management and planning.
LO3: review critically deliverability of projects, within a policy and budget framework.
LO4: deliver project proposals on time and budget.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Neil Shearer
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 48
Online Guided independent study 70
Independent Learning Guided independent study 60
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 22
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 LO1-4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Group Design Project