|Programme:||MSc Computer Science MSc Advanced Computer Science|
|Module Title:||Research & Project Management|
|Assignment Title||Assignment 2 – Professional Reflection|
|Distributed on:||Week 1, semester 2, 2021/22 updated 10-03-2022|
|Submission Time and Date:||12th May 2022, by no later than 23:59|
|Word Limit:||Maximum 1500 words, excluding appendices, title page, contents list, references list and appendices.|
|Weighting||This is an INDIVIDUAL piece of work contributing 20% towards the module assessment. T|
|Submission of Assessment||Soft copy only, via Blackboard assessment portal Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA): Please note if your assignment is submitted electronically it will be submitted online via Turnitin by the given deadline. You will find a Turnitin link on the module’s eLP site. It is your responsibility to ensure that your assignment arrives before the submission deadline stated above. See the University policy on late submission of work.|
For this assignment you must produce a personal professional reflection on your performance in constructing your assignment one, the research project proposal for this module. This assessment contributes 20% to your overall grade. The resulting reflection must be presented in a report format, using headings and sub-heading where appropriate. As with all academic work you are expected to engage with literature to inform your practice
The following is a suggested structure for your report:
- Critical discussion of challenges encountered in the construction of each section of the proposal.
- Critical discussion of your interaction and use of support personnel, such as, tutors/peers/supervisors
- Critical discussion of skills required/used for successful construction of the proposal
- Critical discussion of lessons learnt from the process and strategies to adopt to move forward.
- You are required to produce a professional development plan see Blackboard for suggested template. You should set out a number of goals based on your master’s project, and any career aspirations, then using your experiences, encountered in this module and in your previous learning opportunities, complete the support you will need as, outlined in the PDP template on Blackboard, necessary to achieve these goals.
References: these should be primarily used to support all your discussions. All references in the reference list must also appear within the body of the report.
Presentation Guidelines – The report must include:
- Module: KF7028 – Research and Project Management
- Module tutor: Shelagh Keogh
- Assignment title: Personal Professional Reflection
- Student name + university identifier (always underline the surname/family name by which you are recorded in the university systems)
- Programme or course of study
- Word Count: Word count (2000 words) minus the appendices
Notes on presentation & submission:
The report must be written and presented to an appropriate academic standard for a postgraduate programme of study. The report will be assessed in terms of style, meaning, and the accuracy of spelling, grammar, punctuation and syntax.
- Correct and thorough referencing of your sources of information is required. You should follow a consistent referencing system, and provide a full reference list and brief references in the text of your answer. ‘Cite them Right’ advises direct quotations should be indicated by quotation marks or indentation, and referenced. Failure to acknowledge your sources or to indicate when you are quoting constitutes plagiarism. Action will be taken in accordance with the University regulations if academic misconduct is suspected.
- Using MS Word and show appropriate and consistent use of type, fonts and line spacing (for this assignment use Arial 12 and single spacing) and page layouts.
- Give each page a footer that includes your student number, the module code, and a page number.
Further advice on these issues, can be found on:
- Northumbria University (2016) Skills Plus help guides, Online. Available at: http://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/library/skillsplus/index.html. (Accessed 05.09.16)
- Northumbria University (2015) “Regulations and procedures applying to cheating, plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct.” Online. Available at: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/static/5007/arpdf/accmisprocedure (Accessed 05.09.16)
- Northumbria University (no date), A student guide to avoiding academic misconduct, http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/static/worddocuments/ardocs/amstudentguide.doc (Accessed: 05.09.16)
- Pears, R. & Shields, G. (2013) Cite Them Right: the essential referencing guide, 9th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Online. Available at: http://www.citethemrightonline.com/. available from the university search facilities: – http://librarysearch.northumbria.ac.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=northumbria.
- KF7028 Reflection – Feedback and Marks (20% for module)
|Challenges encountered in the construction of each section of the proposal||20|
|Interaction and use of support tutors/peers/supervisors||20|
|Skills required/used for successful construction of the proposal||20|
|Lessons learnt from the process and strategies to adopt to move forward||20|
|Professional Development Plan||20|
|Feedback: (extend as needed)|
Learning Outcomes tested in this assessment (from the Module Descriptor):
Knowledge & Understanding:
LO1. Deploy comprehensive knowledge and understanding of appropriate techniques and tools to plan, research and manage a computing technical project
LO5. Critically appraise the processes used in the development of a computing project proposal
Consistent recognised standard, see your chosen journal requirements, from your project proposal assessment.
You are advised to read the guidance for students regarding assessment policies. They are available online.
Late submission of work
Where coursework is submitted without approval, after the published hand-in deadline, the following penalties will apply.
For coursework submitted up to 1 working day (24 hours) after the published hand-in deadline without approval, 10% of the total marks available for the assessment (i.e.100%) shall be deducted from the assessment mark.
Coursework submitted more than 1 working day (24 hours) after the published hand-in deadline without approval will be regarded as not having been completed. A mark of zero will be awarded for the assessment and the module will be failed, irrespective of the overall module mark.
These provisions apply to all assessments, including those assessed on a Pass/Fail basis.
Word limits and penalties
If the assignment is within +10% of the stated word limit no penalty will apply.
The word count is to be declared on the front page of your assignment and the assignment cover sheet. The word count does not include: appendices, glossary, footnotes, tables or references in the reference list
Please note, in text citations [e.g. (Smith, 2011)] and direct secondary quotations [e.g. “dib-dab nonsense analysis” (Smith, 2011 p.123)] are INCLUDED in the word count.
Students must retain an electronic copy of this assignment (including ALL appendices) and it must be made available within 24hours of them requesting it be submitted.
The Assessment Regulations for Taught Awards (ARTA) contain the Regulations and procedures applying to cheating, plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct.
The full policy is available at here
You are reminded that plagiarism, collusion and other forms of academic misconduct as referred to in the Academic Misconduct procedure of the assessment regulations are taken very seriously. Assignments in which evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic misconduct is found may receive a mark of zero.No Fields Found.