Professional Portfolio | Abertay University

Professional Portfolio


This module is intended to support the student’s understanding and appreciation of professional portfolios and the most appropriate methodologies and practices they may employ to best represent themselves and their own professional aspirations.


The aim of this Module is to develop a student’s ability to present work in a targeted and professional manner.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Evaluate the key elements required from a portfolio, in a variety of different scenarios.

2.  Create a template, plan or method to present key elements of practice and understanding.

3.  Demonstrate the ability to respond professionally to feedback, direction and requirement.

4.  Create a portfolio or series of portfolios that accurately reflects their abilities in key areas.

Indicative Content

1 Interpretation

The actual propose behind presenting your work (or assessing the work of others) in any given circumstance.

2 Presentation

The ability to creation and effectively communicate to others the core values held within your work.

3 Responding to feedback.

The ability to respond effectively and appropriately to assessment from others.

4 Promotional engagement

Correctly evaluating the potential avenues and their format.

5 Social Networking

The manner and techniques whereby connections and collaborations may be developed with others for mutual benefit.

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Students will receive a series of lectures, supported by seminars. In the laboratory sessions sample briefs and portfolios form the core content, with the intention that students will evaluate these within the context of their own work and formulate responses and practices which develop and extend their own skills.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 12
Tutorial/Seminar 24
Supervised Practical Activity 0
Unsupervised Practical Activity 0
Assessment 82
Independent 82

Guidance notes

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2018/19 , and may be subject to change for future years.