QLTY08018 2013 L8 Project Quality

General Details

Full Title
L8 Project Quality
Transcript Title
2013 Project Quality
N/A %
Subject Area
QLTY - Quality
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Bob Kennedy PhD

Literature Review Project.

Student undertakes a substantial literature review of peer  reviewed publications on an approved quality related topic of his/her own choosing.

The outcome is a bound report conforming to professional norms and complying with the institute's anti-plagiarism policies.

The student is assessed on the submitted work based on the project and an interview conducted by his tutor and other project tutor.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Perform secondary research in an efficient and effective manner.


Apply good time management and planning skills.


Discuss and defend one aspect of quality management in considerable depth.


Undertake substantial literature search and critical review of published material.


Produce a written report of professional standard.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This is a literature review project.

It seekes to develop specific expertse, independent learning and technical writing skills.

The issues of seeking expertise or industrial visits is up to the student.

The body of work produced is of relevance to industry.

However, this is not the primary objective of this subject.

Module Assessment Strategies

The grade assigned to the project will be based on: Weekly contact, Key Progress Indicators, Written Project, Interview Performance.

Student Declaration on Plagiarism, Collusion or Copying

By inserting my name below, I declare that this material, which I now submit for assessment, is my own work and that any assistance I received in its preparation is fully acknowledged and disclosed in the document. To the best of my knowledge and belief,  all sources have been properly acknowledged, and the assessment task contains no plagiarism.

I understand that plagiarism, collusion, and/or copying is a grave and serious offence in the Institute and am aware that penalties could include a zero mark for this module, suspension or expulsion from IT Sligo.

I acknowledge that this assessment submission may be transferred and stored in a database for the purposes of data-matching to help detect plagiarism. I declare that this document was prepared by me for the purpose of partial fulfilment of requirements for the Degree Programme I am registered on at IT Sligo. I also declare that this assignment, or any part of it, has not been previously submitted by me or any other person for assessment on this or any other course of study either at IT Sligo or another college. 

Indicative Syllabus

This project requires the student to undertake a substantial literature search, and critical review of published material on a chosen quality related issue. 

The student will submit a research proposal to the project co-ordinator within a specified timeframe. If the proposal is accepted s/he will be assigned a project tutor. While there is no prescriptive list of topics, the student should select one that is unique to him/her and sufficiently written about to sustain the research. The project co-ordinator will direct any student having difficulty in selecting a satisfactory topic and the tutor may also redirect any studnet who is having difficulty progressing his/her choice of topic. 

Students will receive instruction on the efficient use of research facilities [librarian] as well as guidelines on project requirements, presentation format, and assessment. 

The student will meet/make contact with his/her project supervisor weekly to review progress and seek/receive guidance. 

The student will carry out a literature search and identify in the region of fifteen articles [not including books] that appear relevant to the topic selected.  

A project calendar is published highlighting key dates and key progress indicators.

The student will periodically submit draft chapters for review by the tutor and to Turnitin.  The student must submit two suitably bound reports on or before the due date. The report will  not exceed 10,000 words and will comply with general good report writing practice and must comply with the institute's anti-pliagarism policy. Typical project structure will include: Contents, Abstract, Introduction, Main Body, Conclusions, and Recommendations/Reflections. 

The student is also required to attend an interview on his/her submitted project. The interview panel will include the tutor and a second reader and probe the level of understanding the student has of his/her chosen topic.

The grade assigned to the project will be based on: Weekly contact, Key Progress Indicators, Written Project, Interview Performance.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Interview weekly meetings Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Written Report report Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
3 Interview Interview Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % Week 16 3,4
4 Written Report Submit interim chapters to Turnitin Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % OnGoing 2,5

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Independent Learning UNKNOWN student committment 4 Weekly 4.00
Tutorial Distance Learning Suite support 16 UNKNOWN 16.00
Tutorial Not Specified Weekly Support call 0.33 Weekly 0.33
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 16.33 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Library and Internet resources on chosen topic.

Course materials.

Other Resources
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