Core Module Information
Module title: Professional Project

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

Module code: TBS10102
Module leader: Andrew Bratton
School The Business School
Subject area group: Generic - Business School


Description of module content:

In this module you will focus on reflective writing, presentation skills, and application of research methods and organisational analysis.

This capstone module is designed to facilitate the link between the subject knowledge gained from your degree and the realities of the working world. You will draw on your knowledge from previous Professional Practice modules and apply them to a final applied research project.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
presentation skills for business use.

LO1: To identify, determine and justify a disciplinary-relevant project.
LO2: Determine the aims and objectives and scope of the programme taking into account your knowledge of business and management theory and practice.
LO3: Collect, analyse and evaluate organisational and external market data where appropriate and relevant to your project and produce conclusions and recommendations.
LO4: Reflect and report on personal, professional and technical achievements in the workplace.
LO5: Demonstrate professional presentation skills for business use.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, Placement Learn, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Placement Learn
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andrew Bratton
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Lectures will be held within the first two weeks of each trimester of this module which runs over the whole academic year. You will learn the project management process and workshops will also take place to help you develop you project proposal outline before you develop it into a full project brief.

The general approach to teaching and learning is similar to the Professional Practice Modules where you work closely with your workplace mentor. In this module you will also have an individual academic supervisor allocated to you. Supervisors will act as facilitators in relation to the project process and guiding your thoughts around the business and management theory that underpins the practical understanding of your project topic.

Formative Assessment:
A project outline is submitted early in the first semester. The project outline, which is not graded, is the starting point for a proposed project which will be related to your current organisational needs or career progression objectives. The outline is also used to allocate a supervisor to you. Supervisors can advise on the initial feasibility of the proposed topic in terms of its breadth and depth in terms of module requirements.
Supervisory meetings will provide formative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
An independent report (85%) and a Board Report (15%).

The individual independent report that enables you to present your full research project covering:
the research carried out;
the data gathered and how it has been interpreted;
the solutions explored and how the data supports the selection of a preferred solution;
and recommendations for executive decision-makers including advice on areas requiring
further investigation.

The Board Report requires you to undertake a key business activity: the ability to distil and communicate concisely and convincingly your findings and recommendations, and why they are robust in a way is both readily assimilated by and persuasive to corporate executives.

Resits will be by resubmission of revised versions of all two assessment components.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 12
Independent Learning Fieldwork 180
Face To Face Project Supervision 8
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 85 1,2,3,4,5,6 43 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 8500
Report 15 6 43 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 85
Component 2 subtotal: 15
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Professional Project