Core Module Information
Module title: Multi-Agent Systems

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

Module code: SET10111
Module leader: Simon Powers
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Computer Science

Module Code SET08119
Module Title Object Oriented Software Development
Examples of Equivalent Learning Object oriented programming using a high-level language such as C# or Java

Description of module content:

In this module you will:
- Develop an awareness of the use of multi-agent technologies
- Develop an understanding of the concepts of multi-agent technologies including agent design, communication, service discovery, and ontologies.
- Gain practical experience of implementing and evaluating multi-agent systems.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Demonstrate an understanding of the use of multi-agent systems and associated concepts.
LO2: Compare and contrast the use of differing structures and techniques associated with multi-agent systems to achieve particular functionalities.
LO3: Evaluate the effectiveness of multi-agent technologies when applied to a specific problem.
LO4: Specify, implement and evaluate a multi-agent system in response to a particular problem

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: Simon Powers
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 060.00 3, 4 13 HOURS= 48.00, WORDS= 000.00
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 040.00 1, 2, 3 14/15 HOURS= 02.00, WORDS= 000.00
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Multi-Agent Systems