Module details for Professional Project Planning and Prototyping


Working within a team, students will learn about project management concepts that enable them to create a project proposal in a professional manner and present their work in a client pitch to a stakeholder. The project briefs are drawn from current industry and/or research-based problem areas. Students are expected to engage fully in their team role and are thus expected to communicate effectively with project stakeholders, contribute to the planning of the project, conceptualise artefacts or prototypes, write associated documentation, and create and present the client pitch.


The aim of this module is to provide the students with the ability to operate professionally as a subject specialist within a team and in interaction with project stakeholders and understand principles of project management.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.  Evaluate and select appropriate project management techniques and investigation frameworks to create a project plan for an investigative or development project related to the student's course of study

2.  Conceptualise a prototype or artefact related to the student's course of study

3.  Develop teamwork and communication skills through team collaboration on a project proposal and client pitch

Indicative Content

1 Research

Project characteristics

2 Project

Project management concepts, Agile, Scrum

3 Activities

Activities, deliverables and products

4 Managing

Managing time and resources

5 Identifying

Identifying and managing risks

6 Quality considerations

Professional standards and quality assurance

7 Develop

Develop artefacts, prototypes

8 Interacting

Interacting with clients and team members

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 12
Tutorial/Seminar 0
Practical Activity 36
Assessment 100
Independent 52
Total 200

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

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 2021/22 , and may be subject to change for future years.