Workplace Assessment Year 2 COMPSCI2033

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Computing Science
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course is intended for Graduate Apprenticeship students only.


Throughout their second year GA students are expected to be involved with projects at work and be making meaningful contributions. They should, at a high level, keep track of the work that they are doing and use their theoretical knowledge from first and second year classes to evaluate their progress and justify their decisions. This work will be detailed in a final report. This course, and the equivalent courses in each year of the programme, is intended to create reflective life-long learners.



Requirements of Entry

Workplace Assessment Year 1

Excluded Courses



Reports on workplace practices (30% each), portfolio of work (30%) plus presentation (10%).

Main Assessment In: August

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This project gives students an opportunity to put their programming skills into practice in the workplace. They will create a portfolio of work which they will contribute to over a year of software development in their workplace. The report should detail additions they have made, the reasons for making these additions, the reasoning behind their design choices and reflection on what they learned.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the development or extension of a substantial software product which displays technical achievements in computer science.

2. Analyse software engineering best practices to write easy-to-read and suitably formed software.

3. Create software that include well-justified data structures and test coverage.

4. Document their professional activity in report form.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.