F21SM Software Engineering Master Class

Prof Nick Taylor

Course co-ordinator(s): Prof Nick Taylor (Edinburgh).

Aims:

  • To introduce students to the cutting edge of research in their field, using the guidance and expertise of active research groups.
  • To provide students with an opportunity to create and deliver a master-class on a topic to their peers.

Detailed Information

Course Description: Link to Official Course Descriptor.

Pre-requisites: none.

Location: Dubai, Edinburgh.

Semester: 2.

Syllabus:

  • Investigate a topic proposed and supervised by an academic
  • Develop training/teaching materials (lectures/labs/etc)
  • Self study

Learning Outcomes: Subject Mastery

Understanding, Knowledge and Cognitive Skills Scholarship, Enquiry and Research (Research-Informed Learning)

  • Demonstrate advanced, critical knowledge of a specialist area of software engineering/computer science.
  • Apply appropriate technologies to develop and deliver learning materials on this topic.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of current and emerging applications of, and alternatives to, the chosen topic.
  • Provide appropriate answers to questions posed by peers on the chosen topic.
  • Critically reflect on feedback provided by peers on the delivered learning materials.

Learning Outcomes: Personal Abilities

Industrial, Commercial & Professional Practice Autonomy, Accountability & Working with Others Communication, Numeracy & ICT

  • Critically evaluate, review, analyse and organise complex, ambiguous and unreliable information sources.
  • Develop original and creative solutions to, and judgements on, open-ended problems.
  • Make presentations of complex material to professional audiences

Assessment Methods:

Assessment:  Coursework: (weighting – 100%)
Re-assessment:  Coursework: (weighting – 100%)

SCQF Level: 11.

Credits: 15.