Module title: Honours Project (60 Credits)

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: SOC10102
Module leader: Tom Flint
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics
Prerequisites

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

2019/0, 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: Tom Flint
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
A student will undertake the project spread over two trimesters. The student is guided by the supervisor in producing a learning contract which defines a project that will satisfy the learning outcomes of the module. The student experience is managed with multiple deliverables spread throughout the year. When appropriate (ie discipline related requirement) these individual deliverables can be bound together as a standalone dissertation. All submissions are made through a Managed Learning Environment as is all written feedback. All assessments are graded using a weighted rubrics with standardised gradepoints to facilitate fairness and consistency,


Formative Assessment:
In time for a review point in week 3, the student is required to submit a learning contract.This document identifies the following areas: research, the development or analytical work to be undertaken, deliverables to be produced in addition to reports and poster presentation. Additional deliverables are typically in the form of an academic ‘paper’ of a standard judged suitable for publication, or else a piece of software/media of a standard judged suitable for inclusion in a professional portfolio. The learning contract will also define specific and achievable targets to be met and should contribute to the objectives for the project. The learning contract refined and revised until it is deemed satisfactory.

Formative assessment is by the supervisor through individual meetings and by peer review and self reflection through group based meetings.


Summative Assessment:
Trimester 1: Week 12

A 5000 word Academic Report .
The student is required explore and develop knowledge in a specific area of academic interest relevant to the Honours Project. This work should take the form of a “stand-alone" Academic Report that includes; a discussion of the problem statement and the project context, a literature and/or technology review, and a description of the design, implementation and evaluation the project deliverables. The report should follow good referencing practice as described in the School of Computing Guidelines.
Weighting 20% (L01,L02,LO6)

Trimester 2: Week 12

Poster Presentation.
The student is required to participate in the School Poster Day where they will respond to questions about their work. Though formally graded this session held informally to minimise any unnecessary anxiety. The student is required to submit a digital version of the poster (landscape) as A1@ 300dpi (ie 9933px x 7017px resolution) in JPG format.
Weighting 10% (L07)

Trimester 2: Week 12

Design & Development
A non-trivial deliverable in a field relevant to the degree
Weighting 40%
(L01,L03)
A 2500 word Development Report plus appendices
Weighting 10%
(L05,L06)

Trimester 2: Week 15
Evaluation Document
A 3,000 word report covering: Method, Data Gathering, Analysis , Critical Review
Weighting 20%
(L01, L04, L06)




Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 4
Face To Face Guided independent study 20
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
Report 20 ALL 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Project - Written 80 ALL 27 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 12000
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Tom Flint
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
A student will undertake the project spread over two trimesters. The student is guided by the supervisor in producing a learning contract which defines a project that will satisfy the learning outcomes of the module. The student experience is managed with multiple deliverables spread throughout the year. When appropriate (ie discipline related requirement) these individual deliverables can be bound together as a standalone dissertation. All submissions are made through a Managed Learning Environment as is all written feedback. All assessments are graded using a weighted rubrics with standardised gradepoints to facilitate fairness and consistency,


Formative Assessment:
In time for a review point in week 3, the student is required to submit a learning contract.This document identifies the following areas: research, the development or analytical work to be undertaken, deliverables to be produced in addition to reports and poster presentation. Additional deliverables are typically in the form of an academic ‘paper’ of a standard judged suitable for publication, or else a piece of software/media of a standard judged suitable for inclusion in a professional portfolio. The learning contract will also define specific and achievable targets to be met and should contribute to the objectives for the project. The learning contract refined and revised until it is deemed satisfactory.

Formative assessment is by the supervisor through individual meetings and by peer review and self reflection through group based meetings.


Summative Assessment:
Trimester 1: Week 12

A 5000 word Academic Report .
The student is required explore and develop knowledge in a specific area of academic interest relevant to the Honours Project. This work should take the form of a “stand-alone" Academic Report that includes; a discussion of the problem statement and the project context, a literature and/or technology review, and a description of the design, implementation and evaluation the project deliverables. The report should follow good referencing practice as described in the School of Computing Guidelines.
Weighting 20% (L01,L02,LO6)

Trimester 2: Week 12

Poster Presentation.
The student is required to participate in the School Poster Day where they will respond to questions about their work. Though formally graded this session held informally to minimise any unnecessary anxiety. The student is required to submit a digital version of the poster (landscape) as A1@ 300dpi (ie 9933px x 7017px resolution) in JPG format.
Weighting 10% (L07)

Trimester 2: Week 12

Design & Development
A non-trivial deliverable in a field relevant to the degree
Weighting 40%
(L01,L03)
A 2500 word Development Report plus appendices
Weighting 10%
(L05,L06)

Trimester 2: Week 15
Evaluation Document
A 3,000 word report covering: Method, Data Gathering, Analysis , Critical Review
Weighting 20%
(L01, L04, L06)




Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 4
Face To Face Guided independent study 20
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
Report 20 1-7 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Project - Written 80 1-7 27 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 12000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, 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: Tom Flint
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
A student will undertake the project spread over two trimesters. The student is guided by the supervisor in producing a learning contract which defines a project that will satisfy the learning outcomes of the module. The student experience is managed with multiple deliverables spread throughout the year. When appropriate (ie discipline related requirement) these individual deliverables can be bound together as a standalone dissertation. All submissions are made through a Managed Learning Environment as is all written feedback. All assessments are graded using a weighted rubrics with standardised gradepoints to facilitate fairness and consistency,


Formative Assessment:
In time for a review point in week 3, the student is required to submit a learning contract.This document identifies the following areas: research, the development or analytical work to be undertaken, deliverables to be produced in addition to reports and poster presentation. Additional deliverables are typically in the form of an academic ‘paper’ of a standard judged suitable for publication, or else a piece of software/media of a standard judged suitable for inclusion in a professional portfolio. The learning contract will also define specific and achievable targets to be met and should contribute to the objectives for the project. The learning contract refined and revised until it is deemed satisfactory.

Formative assessment is by the supervisor through individual meetings and by peer review and self reflection through group based meetings.


Summative Assessment:
Trimester 1: Week 12

A 5000 word Academic Report .
The student is required explore and develop knowledge in a specific area of academic interest relevant to the Honours Project. This work should take the form of a “stand-alone" Academic Report that includes; a discussion of the problem statement and the project context, a literature and/or technology review, and a description of the design, implementation and evaluation the project deliverables. The report should follow good referencing practice as described in the School of Computing Guidelines.
Weighting 20% (L01,L02,LO6)

Trimester 2: Week 12

Poster Presentation.
The student is required to participate in the School Poster Day where they will respond to questions about their work. Though formally graded this session held informally to minimise any unnecessary anxiety. The student is required to submit a digital version of the poster (landscape) as A1@ 300dpi (ie 9933px x 7017px resolution) in JPG format.
Weighting 10% (L07)

Trimester 2: Week 12

Design & Development
A non-trivial deliverable in a field relevant to the degree
Weighting 40%
(L01,L03)
A 2500 word Development Report plus appendices
Weighting 10%
(L05,L06)

Trimester 2: Week 15
Evaluation Document
A 3,000 word report covering: Method, Data Gathering, Analysis , Critical Review
Weighting 20%
(L01, L04, L06)




Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 4
Face To Face Guided independent study 20
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
Report 20 ALL 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Project - Written 80 ALL 27 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 12000
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

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