Workplace Assessment Year 3 COMPSCI3011

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Computing Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Full Year
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

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

Systems Programming

User Interaction

Excluded Courses





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.

Course Aims

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.