Workplace Assessment Year 3 COMPSCI3011
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Computing Science
- Credits: 60
- Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
- Typically Offered: Full Year
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
By the time they have reached Year 3, students should be useful, contributing team members. This project is designed to give them an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to work in a team as a valuable, contributing asset, as well as demonstrating their ability to manage their own time and justify the decisions they make along the way. 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 2
Advanced Professional Software Engineering
Computing Architecture & Network Systems
Data Science Fundamentals
Data Storage and Retrieval
Report on workplace practices (95%) plus presentation (5%). Report components will be submitted and assessed at logical stages over the duration of the course. The precise breakdown of the stages will be at the discretion of the lecturer, but no single component will be worth more than 30% of the overall mark for the course.
Main Assessment In: August
Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses
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.
The coursework cannot be redone because the feedback provided to the students after the original coursework would give any student redoing the coursework an unfair advantage.
This project aims to exercise a student's ability to make useful contributions to a project. They should document their role in a major software development project in the workplace and indicate the contributions they have made, as well as their reasons for making particular development decisions.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. Design or significantly extend a substantial software product which demonstrates technical achievements in computer science.
2. Evaluate workplace practices and methodologies in order to critically discuss their application.
3. Present a detailed account of the work that they have done to assessors and their workplace team.
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.