Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Technology Project T4 EDUC4067P

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course is an extended piece of independent work in which students develop and present a solution that makes use of technology to solve a defined problem or meet a human need.


7 hours of classes in semester 1 and 2 hours of classes in semester 2.

Requirements of Entry

Successful entry into year 4 of study on the Bachelor of Technological Education programme.




The summative assessment is aggregated from:


The presentation of the project outcome (Report/Folio/Prototype/Model/appropriate media, or combination of formats, 80%),

An oral Examination on the method and outcome of the project (10%);

A grade awarded by the supervisor to reflect levels of performance across; student independence, project management, communication and interaction with supervisor and or clients (10%).

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to undertake an extended piece of independent work in which students develop and present a solution that makes use of technology to solve a defined problem or meet a human need. Students must extend their learning, apply the knowledge, understanding and skills they have developed as an emerging technologist, and respond creatively to a problem brief or work with a client in solving a contextualised problem.

This course aims to contribute to the development of graduate attributes such as the capacity to be: investigative, an independent and critical thinker, resourceful and responsible, an effective communicator, confident, adaptable, collaborative, ethically and socially aware and to be a reflective learner.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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


Manage a project from the stage of problem definition to viable solution;

Demonstrate resourcefulness, adaptability and confidence in managing a significant project;

Differentiate and source information and make use of appropriate research in investigating and developing solutions;

Use and extend their specialist knowledge to generate, evaluate and refine a solution to a contextualised problem;

Communicate and present, to a high standard, in an appropriate range of formats and media, a solution to a contextualised problem;

Critically evaluate a solution and identify future development directions or improvements;

Apply ethically and social considerations in the identification of problems and the application of technology;

Collaborate and work effectively and responsibly with others in different contexts and roles.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Satisfactory completion of project and satisfactory completion of specified oral examination.