Module title: Honours Project (20 credits)

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

Module code: SOC10103
Module leader: Neil Urquhart
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Software Engineering
Prerequisites

N/a

2019/0, 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: Neil Urquhart
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs

The student is guided by the supervisor in the creation of a product and a report that satisfies the learning outcomes of the module (LOs 1-4).

Support will be given by the Faculty Academic Advisor and related support services to develop academic literacy skills and those in presentation (LOs 2 and 4).

Students will be supported in developing the skills for presenting their work orally (LO5).

Assessment (formative or summative)
The report is submitted and presentation takes place in week 15 of the trimester (LOs 1-4). The project is marked as a set of learning outcomes that have to be satisfied collectively. The presentation also gives an opportunity to the student to demonstrate knowledge that is either unclear or not present in the report (LO5). It is also used to confirm authorship of the project.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 4
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 184
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 80 1,2,3,4 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Oral Presentation 20 5 15 HOURS= 0.33, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The aim of this module is to integrate and further develop the students’ problem solving, investigative, technical, critical, and communication skills through their managing and accomplishing an individual piece of work. The student is expected to meet with their supervisor on a weekly basis to discuss progress.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module, students will be able to:
LO1: Manage an individual project, including planning, documentation and control.
LO2: Construct a focussed problem statement and conduct a suitable investigation, including literature/technology review, into the context of that problem
LO3: Demonstrate ability of applying theory and practice to the problem statement
LO4: Provide evidence of the foregoing in the form of a report including a critical appraisal
LO5: Communicate the results of your work effectively by a presentation

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