Module Title:Project
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In No Programmes
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The lecturer(s) in consultation with the student(s) will determine the nature, title and scope of the project. Project supervisor(s) will meet with student(s) at regular intervals. Students will be expected to lead the project experience, with the lecturer in a supervisory, supportive role.
Module Aim: The aim of the project is to provide the student with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills developed on the programme to produce and research a substantial body of work within a format of their choosing.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Undertake primary and secondary research on a topic involving multiple disciplines within the course
LO2 Draw reasonable and objective conclusions from the processes described above.
LO3 Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding and in-depth engagement with key elements in their chosen subject field.
LO4 Demonstrate effective time management skills in meeting designated deadlines
LO5 Exhibit the ability to undertake self-directed learning.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Other Appropriate Discourse (50% or 100%)
Potential project choices will be pitched by students and evaluated by lecturers. These choices should reflect areas of study covered throughout the programme and provide a challenging learning or research proposal for the students. Their viability and academic quality will be analysed by the project supervisors. Projects can be group or individual proposals and may run year-long or two projects over two semesters.
Self-directed learning
Students should exhibit skills in planning, organisation and time management. They should take a self-directed approach to their project and communicate clearly throughout.
The Final Year Project is a student-led experience, aimed at developing the student as an independent learner.
Role of Supervisor
The role of the supervisor is to ensure that the project is feasible in scope, practicality and ability. They will identify potential limitations and suggest alternative directions. However, the direction and evolution of the project will be driven by the student.
Expectations on Students
The Final Year Project is first and foremost the student's responsibility. Students are expected to collaborate with their supervisor to set out a plan of work and set realistic milestones. Attend meetings as arranged with supervisor. Have work prephared ahead of tiem for the meeting and identify any key project issues to be discussed during the meeting. Meet goals and targets as agreed between the student and supervisor.
Project duration
Students may select two short projects or one long project that runs over the full academic year.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project As per Project Descriptions 1,2,3,4,5 100.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 0.00
Independent Learning Time 30 Weeks per Stage 9.87
Project 24 Weeks per Stage 8.50
Total Hours 500.00