Core Module Information
Module title: Professional Internship

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SOC09112
Module leader: Andrea Scott
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Computer Science
Prerequisites

Successful completion of second year of a School of Computing course or equivalent

Description of module content:

Students will undertake a minimum of 180 hours on an applied development project or be placed for a minimum of 180 hours within an appropriate organisation, where they will have the opportunity to apply their computing skills in order to reinforce the organisation’s existing practices. For students working with a supervisor within the University, they will develop a professional portfolio piece – such as a web app, mobile app or database. Within a company, emphasis will be placed upon the innovative development of appropriate professional portfolio piece that support the organisation’s outputs. Students working with a company will also have a supervisor from the academic team.

The QAA benchmark statement for computing incorporates a wide range of activities including hardware, software, communication and, in more general terms, the application of those skills in practice. The specific range of computing-related cognitive abilities gained from this module will depend on the specifics of the project done by each student but in all cases will support “computing-related practical activities” as specified in the benchmark. In addition the student will enrich a range of “additional transferrable skills” as required by their projects.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Assess the development requirements of an organisation or derive requirements with a supervisor

LO2: Apply knowledge of current computing practice in a professional manner

LO3: Contribute effectively to an established professional computing domain

LO4: Execute the development requirements to a professional standard

LO5: Provide an in-depth rationale for the work conducted, reflecting on the project and its technological context

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2021/2, Trimester 3, BLENDED,
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Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andrea Scott
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The teaching takes the form of close supervision and these supervision meetings, or online supervisions if appropriate, will
guide students to apply the skills and expertise gained during their previous study. The aim of the module is to give students the
experience of professional practice.


Formative Assessment:
Students have regular supervision sessions either on-campus with their academic supervisor or off-campus at their workplace
using appropriate channels, this will either be via telephone, video conferencing or in person, based upon the student’s
proximity to the school. Additional support will be provided as needed on an individual basis, this can take the form of visits,
additional supervision sessions, or directed study. The module will involve a considerable amount of self study as students will
be required to extend their knowledge through research into current innovative computing practice.


Summative Assessment:
The assessment is split into two components. The first is an oral assessment where the supervisor conducts an interview, if
appropriate in conjunction with the workplace mentor, in order to establish how the student is contributing to the established
professional domain (LO3). Secondly, the student will provide a report which will contain a critical reflection on the project. The
report will be used to provide evidence of the achievement of the remaining learning outcomes (establish requirements (LO1),
apply knowledge (LO2), execute requirements (LO4), indepth rationale and reflection (LO5).


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other Work based learning 180
Independent Learning Guided independent study 20
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Assessment 20 3 5 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Report 80 1,2,4,5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andrea Scott
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The teaching takes the form of close supervision and these supervision meetings, or online supervisions if appropriate, will guide students to apply the skills and expertise gained during their previous study. The aim of the module is to give students the experience of professional practice.

Formative Assessment:
Students have regular supervision sessions either on-campus with their academic supervisor or off-campus at their workplace using appropriate channels, this will either be via telephone, video conferencing or in person, based upon the student’s proximity to the school. Additional support will be provided as needed on an individual basis, this can take the form of visits, additional supervision sessions, or directed study. The module will involve a considerable amount of self study as students will be required to extend their knowledge through research into current innovative computing practice.


Summative Assessment:
The assessment is split into two components. The first is an oral assessment where the supervisor conducts an interview, if appropriate in conjunction with the workplace mentor, in order to establish how the student is contributing to the established professional domain (LO3). Secondly, the student will provide a report which will contain a critical reflection on the project. The report will be used to provide evidence of the achievement of the remaining learning outcomes (establish requirements (LO1), apply knowledge (LO2), execute requirements (LO4), indepth rationale and reflection (LO5).



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other Work based learning 180
Independent Learning Guided independent study 20
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Assessment 20 3 5 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Report 80 1,2,4,5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andrea Scott
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The teaching takes the form of close supervision and these supervision meetings, or online supervisions if appropriate, will guide students to apply the skills and expertise gained during their previous study. The aim of the module is to give students the experience of professional practice.


Formative Assessment:
Students have regular supervision sessions either on-campus with their academic supervisor or off-campus at their workplace using appropriate channels, this will either be via telephone, video conferencing or in person, based upon the student’s proximity to the school. Additional support will be provided as needed on an individual basis, this can take the form of visits, additional supervision sessions, or directed study. The module will involve a considerable amount of self study as students will be required to extend their knowledge through research into current innovative computing practice.


Summative Assessment:
The assessment is split into two components. The first is an oral assessment where the supervisor conducts an interview, if appropriate in conjunction with the workplace mentor, in order to establish how the student is contributing to the established professional domain (LO3). Secondly, the student will provide a report which will contain a critical reflection on the project. The report will be used to provide evidence of the achievement of the remaining learning outcomes (establish requirements (LO1), apply knowledge (LO2), execute requirements (LO4), indepth rationale and reflection (LO5).



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other Work based learning 180
Independent Learning Guided independent study 20
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Assessment 20 3 5 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Report 80 1,2,4,5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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