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Workplace Project Supplement COMPSCI4093P

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Computing Science
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

By the time GA students are in Level 4, they would have had a wide range of experience at the workplace and can be expected to take on increasingly larger roles within their teams. The "Workplace Assessment Year 4" module will assess students on a substantial piece of work that they develop at the workplace. This course, "Workplace Project Supplement", is meant as a supplement to that course, for those students who wish to do more, larger, and/or more ambitious project(s) in the workplace. This supplementary course will allow them to spend more time at the workplace to focus on their project(s). They will develop a substantial piece of work which solves a given problem, documenting their progress and rationale throughout the duration of the project.



Requirements of Entry

This course is only for Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) in Software Engineering, Level 4 students.
They must have completed Workplace Assessment Year 3 COMPSCI3011.

Workplace Assessment Year 3 COMPSCI301completed at a grade of A5 or above.

Excluded Courses



Workplace Assessment Year 4 COMPSCI4085P


A project report documenting the work carried out, along with evaluation and reflection (95%) plus presentation (5%).

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. Where, exceptionally, reassessment on Honours courses is required to satisfy professional/accreditation requirements, only the overall course grade achieved at the first attempt will 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

The aim of this course is to allow Graduate Apprenticeship students in the final year of the program to enhance their work-based learning by spending more time in the workplace on more, larger, and/or more ambitious project(s) on top of the project they are already submitting as part of the co-requisite "Workplace Assessment Year 4" module.  

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

1. Independently design and construct or extend a substantial software product which demonstrates technical achievements in computer science.

2. Apply technology and tools in the workplace.

3. Manage technical skills appropriately to address a challenging problem in computer science.

4. Appropriately evaluate the outcome of their work.

5. Communicate reflectively on their experiences and the relationship to theoretical material delivered at university.

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.