F20IM IT Masterclass

Dr Jessica Chen-Burger

Course co-ordinator(s): Dr Jessica Chen-Burger (Edinburgh).


• To introduce students to the cutting edge of research in a topic in Information Technology.

• To provide students with an opportunity to create and deliver a master-class on that topic to their peers.

Detailed Information

Course Description: Link to Official Course Descriptor.

Pre-requisites: none.

Location: Edinburgh.

Semester: 1.


• Investigate a topic proposed and supervised by an academic

• Develop training/teaching materials (lectures/labs etc.)

• Self study

  • Develop a short marketing report

Learning Outcomes: Subject Mastery

• Demonstrate advanced, critical knowledge of a specialist area of Information Technology.
• 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.
• Consider who the developed materials could be useful for and how they could be marketed.

Learning Outcomes: Personal Abilities

• Critically evaluate, review, analyse and organise complex, ambiguous and unreliable information sources.
• Develop original and creative solutions to open-ended problems.

Assessment Methods:

Assessment: Coursework: (weighting – 100%)
Re-assessment: None

SCQF Level: 10.

Credits: 15.