Module details for Honours Project Proposal and Execution


This module provides the student with the opportunity to undertake the practical and development work for a major, in-depth individual project in an aspect of their programme. Normally the idea for project will be devised by the student and development work will be undertaken during this module. During term 1 proof of concept development will be undertaken to support the specification of a well-researched project proposal document. During term 2 the main development work for the project will be undertaken and completed.


The aim of this module is to provide the student with: the ability to select, to plan and to develop a major project to produce a proposal, demonstrate feasibility and an artefact from concept to completion. As such to develop and exercise research and development skills and to encourage self-managed learning, planning, recording and professional competence.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.  Produce Project Proposal

2.  Produce and demonstrate a proof of concept for the project idea.

3.  Produce and demonstrate an artefact which meets the objectives of the project proposal.

4.  Demonstrate the ability to work in an independent and self-directed manner.

5.  Record progress regularly in a manner that allows for self-reflection and informed development.

6.  Interact professionally with a project supervisor

Indicative Content

1 Investigation, Research and Selection

Initial investigation of project topic, Background research of project topic and Selection of project topic

2 Evaluating

Methods of evaluating a project.

3 Legal, Social, Professional and Ethical Issues

Consideration of Legal, social, ethical and professional issues.

4 Proposal

Production of a project proposal.

5 Project Feasibility and Proof of Concept

Demonstrate Feasibility of Project

6 Self-directed problem solving, Originality and Creativity

Self-directed problem solving Originality and creativity

7 Self Motivation, Initiative and Insight

Self-motivation and Initiative and insight

8 Software Design Skills

Software Design skills

9 Recording, Reporting and Communication Skills

Recording, reporting and Communication skills

10 Employability and professional development

Employability and professional development

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 6
Tutorial/Seminar 12
Practical Activity 48
Assessment 100
Independent 234
Total 400

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.


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