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Module Title
Energy Project
Reference BSM673 Version 3
Created April 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved August 2013 SCQF Points 30
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 15

Aims of Module
To develop business consultancy skills appropriate for the Energy sector that are transferable into the workplace. These skills will be developed through business research and/or consultancy practice within an organisation.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Apply critical, creative and analytical skills to formulate a research proposal which addresses a specific issue/problem which has been identified in the organisational context in which the consultancy project is to be undertaken and translate this into a feasible research plan.
2 Undertake a significant piece of independent research in an applied aspect of energy business and management and present and discuss the findings coherently in an appropriate management report format.
3 Synthesise and critically apply in a practical context, the knowledge and understanding and skills developed in the taught elements of the programme which explicitly addresses how an investigation of an issue which is relevant to the effective operation of the organisation in which the student is undertaking the work has been undertaken and present and justify proposed findings/solutions in a coherent report.

Indicative Module Content
The practice of business research and consultancy; business research methods and practice; negotiating a scope of work; developing a research proposal; data collection and analysis; preparing and presenting a business research/ consultancy report; project management; managing expectations.

Module Delivery
This module is completed through independent work either as an individual or part of a student team. To support the student or student team an academic supervisor is allocated who, through a number of structured tutorials, will guide and advise the students through their progression of the consultancy or business research process.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 36
Non-Contact Hours 264 264
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 300 300
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 20% Outcomes Assessed: 1
Description: Project Proposal 2000-2500 words
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 80% Outcomes Assessed: 2, 3
Description: Project Report 7000-9000 words

Explanatory Text
The Module is assessed by two components: C1 - Coursework - 20% weighting. C2 - Coursework - 80% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A At least 70% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component
B At least 60% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component
C At least 50% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component
D At least 40% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component
E At least 35% on weighted aggregate
F Less than 35% on weighted aggregate
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module Completion of the taught elements of the programme or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 BABBIE, E., 2010. The practice of social research. 12th ed. Belmont: Thomson/Wadsworth.
2 COLLIS, R. and HUSSEY, R., 2009. Business research: a practical guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students. 3rd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
3 SILBERMAN, M. L., ed, 2001. The consultant's tool kit. New York: McGraw Hill. ebook
4 WICKHAM, P. A. and WICKHAM, L., 2008. Management consulting: delivering an effective project. 3rd ed. Harlow: Pearson Education. ebook

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