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Session: 2022/23

Last modified: 15/06/2022 09:31:17

Title of Module: Project Tool Box

Code: ENGG09007 SCQF Level: 9
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 20 ECTS: 10
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences
Module Co-ordinator:James   Findlay

Summary of Module

It comprises the following: -

A review and appraisal of past student projects.

Working with people and teams and how to divide up work elements of larger projects.

Selecting projects by need, value, priority, date, market demand or employment trend.

The project brief:- title, description, objectives, synopsis, planning of resources and aims and objectives.

Project feasibility studies:- project strategy, goals and measures of effectiveness.

Measureable outcomes. ,KPI’s , costs and savings and descriptive benefits, project ranking

Information sources of data:-  Web based, publications, Athens database, etc

Financial evaluation including costing and estimating, payback IRR, payback period and NPV.

Project coordination and project meetings:-

Taking part in a project meeting, group working, deliverables, recording decisions and actions.

Presentation: - Powerpoint, video, formal reports.

Reflective practice: - how may it be done differently or better?

How to pass a project and/or how to manage a successful project.

Post project auditing and lessons learned.

The three assessments will assignments (40%, 40% and 20%) and will all be on applications of the above descriptions.

The teaching will involve lectures with some set exercises. Some of these exercises will involve previous project equipment.


  • During the course of this module students will develop their UWS Graduate Attributes ( ). Universal: Academic attributes - critical thinking and analytical & inquiring mind; Work-Ready: Academic attributes – planning projects , writing project definitions and relevant ICT skills; Successful : autonomous, driven and resilient.

  • This module has been reviewed and updated, taking cognisance of the University’s Curriculum Framework principles. Examples of this are found within the module such as active and engaging tutorial activity with contemporary industry examples of modular content, module assessment which reflects industry activities, learning synergies across modules and levels of study and recorded lecture content supporting students to organise their own study time. Due to some of the unique content, this module is of particular importance in relation to PSRB AHEP-4 learning outcomes.

Module Delivery Method
Face-To-FaceBlendedFully OnlineHybridCHybridOWork-based Learning
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Term used to describe the traditional classroom environment where the students and the lecturer meet synchronously in the same room for the whole provision.

A mode of delivery of a module or a programme that involves online and face-to-face delivery of learning, teaching and assessment activities, student support and feedback. A programme may be considered “blended” if it includes a combination of face-to-face, online and blended modules. If an online programme has any compulsory face-to-face and campus elements it must be described as blended with clearly articulated delivery information to manage student expectations

Fully Online
Instruction that is solely delivered by web-based or internet-based technologies. This term is used to describe the previously used terms distance learning and e learning.

Online with mandatory face-to-face learning on Campus

Online with optional face-to-face learning on Campus

Work-based Learning
Learning activities where the main location for the learning experience is in the workplace.

Campus(es) for Module Delivery
The module will normally be offered on the following campuses / or by Distance/Online Learning: (Provided viable student numbers permit)
Paisley:Ayr:Dumfries:Lanarkshire:London:Distance/Online Learning:Other:




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Term(s) for Module Delivery
(Provided viable student numbers permit).
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Term 3


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Learning Outcomes: (maximum of 5 statements)

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

L1. determine project feasibility based on supplied criteria

L2. critically appraise past projects and presenations in terms of degree of difficulty

L3. prepare a full project definition with overview, objectives, scope and approach

L4. report on literature and project evaluation to determine lesson learned.

Employability Skills and Personal Development Planning (PDP) Skills
SCQF Headings During completion of this module, there will be an opportunity to achieve core skills in:
Knowledge and Understanding (K and U) SCQF Level 9.

Defines project activities and expected outcomes

Knowledge of the steps required in undertaking a project

Understands how to go about doing a project at this level.

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 9.

Can source data pertinent to the project and decide on contribution or relevance

Determine successful outcomes or otherwise for existing projects

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 9.

Appraises existing projects v set criteria

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 9.

Presents results of an evaluation.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others SCQF Level 9.

Works with others when dealing with group events

Pre-requisites: Before undertaking this module the student should have undertaken the following:
Module Code:
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Co-requisitesModule Code:
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* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

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Learning and Teaching
see Moodle for teaching schedule
Learning Activities
During completion of this module, the learning activities undertaken to achieve the module learning outcomes are stated below:
Student Learning Hours
(Normally totalling 200 hours):
(Note: Learning hours include both contact hours and hours spent on other learning activities)
Lecture/Core Content Delivery18
Independent Study164
Tutorial/Synchronous Support Activity18
200 Hours Total

**Indicative Resources: (eg. Core text, journals, internet access)

The following materials form essential underpinning for the module content and ultimately for the learning outcomes:

Classroom with presentation equipment.

Some drop in use for a computer laboratory and workshop visits.

Visits to industry for larger projects will take place to compliment Engineering Management I.

There will be extensive notes and on line learning available.

Core Text
Lock D, Project Management, 9th Edn Aldershot:Gower

(**N.B. Although reading lists should include current publications, students are advised (particularly for material marked with an asterisk*) to wait until the start of session for confirmation of the most up-to-date material)

Engagement Requirements

In line with the Academic Engagement Procedure, Students are defined as academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled teaching sessions, course-related learning resources including those in the Library and on the relevant learning platform, and complete assessments and submit these on time. Please refer to the Academic Engagement Procedure at the following link: Academic engagement procedure

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Supplemental Information

Programme BoardEngineering
Assessment Results (Pass/Fail) No
Subject PanelEngineering
ModeratorFarhad Anvari
External ExaminerP Lewis
Accreditation Details
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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
Feasibility report
Project Definition
Presenation and Lit review
(N.B. (i) Assessment Outcomes Grids for the module (one for each component) can be found below which clearly demonstrate how the learning outcomes of the module will be assessed.
(ii) An indicative schedule listing approximate times within the academic calendar when assessment is likely to feature will be provided within the Student Handbook.)

Assessment Outcome Grids (Footnote A.)

Component 1
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
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Component 2
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
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Component 3
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Essay check mark check mark2014
Combined Total For All Components100% 48 hours

A. Referred to within Assessment Section above
B. Identified in the Learning Outcome Section above

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  1. More than one assessment method can be used to assess individual learning outcomes.
  2. Schools are responsible for determining student contact hours. Please refer to University Policy on contact hours (extract contained within section 10 of the Module Descriptor guidance note).
    This will normally be variable across Schools, dependent on Programmes &/or Professional requirements.

Equality and Diversity
The programme leaders have considered how the programme meets the requirements of potential students from minority groups, including students from ethnic minorities, disabled students, students of different ages and students from under-represented groups. Students with special needs (including additional learning needs) would be assessed/accommodated and any identified barriers to particular groups of students discussed with the Enabling Support Unit and reasonable adjustments would be made for classes and site visits.
UWS Equality and Diversity Policy
(N.B. Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the attention of the School)

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