Module title: Honours Project

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: SOC10603
Module leader: Kevin Sim
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Software Engineering
Prerequisites

N/A

2018/9, Trimester 3, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MYANMAR
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kevin Sim
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The student is guided by the supervisor in the creation of a product and a report that satisfies the learning outcomes of the module (all LO 1-6).
The module is introduced by an Edinburgh Napier lecturer who will deliver an initial 25 hours of workshops over a week. The project will be supervised by our partner Info Myanmar College (IMC) with Edinburgh Napier second supervising all projects.
As the module is delivered over 10 intensive weeks of study interspersed with the block delivery of taught modules, students will have time to develop a substantial individualised piece of work. Supervision is twice weekly in the Honours project weeks. Students are encouraged during their supervision to take ownership of their project and develop their project management skills throughout the project (LO 1) and near the end they submit a report (LO 1 -5). Finally, students will have a Viva Voce examination by Skype (or similar technology) which is led by the second supervisor and attended by their supervisor during which they will defend their work (LO 6)


Formative Assessment:
Students will have regular meetings with their supervisor to discuss progress and receive feedback on their work. In addition, there are two checkpoints where the second marker provides feedback on formative assessment. The first is the IPO (Initial Project Overview), completed at the end of week 1 of the module (LO1-2). The second is the interim review, completed during the 5th week of the module. For this, the student submits part of a draft report ahead of a skype meeting with their second marker, which is used for feedback and to allow the student to experience viva conditions (LO1-6).

As the module is delivered over 10 intensive weeks of study interspersed with the block delivery of taught modules, standard Academic Calendar weeks and trimesters are not applicable for the tables below.


Summative Assessment:
The report is submitted which describes how the Learning Outcomes 1-5 have been met. The oral examination takes place some two weeks later (LO6). The project is marked as a set of learning outcomes that have to be satisfied collectively. There is no individual weighting for separate learning outcomes and because of this, the viva voce must be successfully completed in order to pass this module. The viva voce also gives an opportunity to the student to demonstrate knowledge that is either unclear or not present in the report. It is also used to confirm authorship of the project.

There are two assessable activities: the report, and the viva. However there are not separate marks for these activities, and a single feedback form is produced which covers all activities once both are completed. It is not possible to receive partial marks.



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 25
Face To Face Project Supervision 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 365
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1-6 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 12000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MYANMAR
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kevin Sim
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The student is guided by the supervisor in the creation of a product and a report that satisfies the learning outcomes of the module (all LO 1-6).
The module is introduced by an Edinburgh Napier lecturer who will deliver an initial 25 hours of workshops over a week. The project will be supervised by our partner Info Myanmar College (IMC) with Edinburgh Napier second supervising all projects.
As the module is delivered over 10 intensive weeks of study interspersed with the block delivery of taught modules, students will have time to develop a substantial individualised piece of work. Supervision is twice weekly in the Honours project weeks. Students are encouraged during their supervision to take ownership of their project and develop their project management skills throughout the project (LO 1) and near the end they submit a report (LO 1 -5). Finally, students will have a Viva Voce examination by Skype (or similar technology) which is led by the second supervisor and attended by their supervisor during which they will defend their work (LO 6)


Formative Assessment:
Students will have regular meetings with their supervisor to discuss progress and receive feedback on their work. In addition, there are two checkpoints where the second marker provides feedback on formative assessment. The first is the IPO (Initial Project Overview), completed at the end of week 1 of the module (LO1-2). The second is the interim review, completed during the 5th week of the module. For this, the student submits part of a draft report ahead of a skype meeting with their second marker, which is used for feedback and to allow the student to experience viva conditions (LO1-6).

As the module is delivered over 10 intensive weeks of study interspersed with the block delivery of taught modules, standard Academic Calendar weeks and trimesters are not applicable for the tables below.


Summative Assessment:
The report is submitted which describes how the Learning Outcomes 1-5 have been met. The oral examination takes place some two weeks later (LO6). The project is marked as a set of learning outcomes that have to be satisfied collectively. There is no individual weighting for separate learning outcomes and because of this, the viva voce must be successfully completed in order to pass this module. The viva voce also gives an opportunity to the student to demonstrate knowledge that is either unclear or not present in the report. It is also used to confirm authorship of the project.

There are two assessable activities: the report, and the viva. However there are not separate marks for these activities, and a single feedback form is produced which covers all activities once both are completed. It is not possible to receive partial marks.



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 25
Face To Face Project Supervision 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 365
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1-6 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 12000
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 a substantial individual piece of work. The student is expected to meet with their supervisor twice during each of the Honours project weeks to discuss progress.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Manage a substantial 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 professional competence by applying appropriate theory and practice to the analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of a non-trivial set of deliverables
LO4: Show a capacity for self-appraisal by analysing the strengths and weaknesses of the project process and outcomes with reference to the initial objectives and to the work of others
LO5: Provide evidence of the foregoing in the form of a report
LO6: Defend the work orally at a Viva Voce examination

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