Foundation Project

PROGRAMME BSc (Hon) Computing and BEng Software Engineering
Foundation Year
DATE 31st March 2022
10 June 2022
MODULE TITLE Foundation Project
ASSESSMENT TYPE Project Main Report (PART 2 of 2)

LO1: Maintain regular engagement with the project and contact with your supervisor.
LO2: Demonstrate a secure grasp of both the subject of the project and academic
conventions on the production of any written work in both cases at a level appropriate to
foundation study. Projects involving the production and / or exhibition of creative works will
likewise be of a standard consistent with this stage of study.

PART 2 [Portfolio Submission Instruction]:
This is PART II of the project report submission process. It is a continuation of the earlier
proposal submitted. The objective is to further guide you with the support of your project
supervisor, in the process of producing a well-written report that is consistent with
expectations at this stage of your study. The aim of the second report is for you to develop
your experience in your area of interest. You will show a much deeper understanding of the
concepts/techniques and methodologies that describe the processes involved in solving the
problem you have identified. Your report should contain the following:
Title page
Table of contents
Introduction /Background
Description and selection of methods used.
Deliverables from the selected approach/GANT chart /proposed methods
Conclusion and areas for future development
Over the duration of the project development, you will be expected to meet with your
project supervisor bi-weekly where you will discuss the progress you have made and
identify areas for further research / development.
This report must be a maximum of 2700 words double line spaced. The first page of your
report should be the title page while the last page contains the references.
Note: As some of you may have noticed in the assessment of your proposal, there would be zero
tolerance for any act of plagiarism. All completed work must be submitted via TurnItIn where an
originality report will be generated to ensure there is no case of plagiarism. At this stage in your
learning, it necessary for you to ensure the originality report has a similarity rate of no greater
than 17% as this will ensure the work submitted is primarily your work. It is an acceptable
practice to consult documents, journals, and other material, but the sources must

be duly acknowledged in your references. The recommended acknowledgement method to
be used is the Harvard Referencing method, which will be discuss during the classes.
Module Deliverables:
The module deliverables are based upon the final report marking scheme. A
detail marking scheme is attached to this summary.
Final Report Marking Scheme
(Section A: General Report Layout)

The title/table of content is relevant and clearly convey the meaning, the
area of study, and the layout of the discussion as well as the goal of the
(5 Marks)
The introduction is clear and concise demonstrating clarity of research and
the background information and concepts in the area.
(5 marks)
The literature review is now expanded to reflect possible new discovery or
addition to research already presented in the proposal. The description
must be such that it justifies choice of topic. And it clearly describes what
the project is intended to achieve or explore.
(5 Marks)
Describe the task and tools to be used in the proposed project and advance
simple reasons for the choices made regarding the proposed project.
(5 Marks)
Report presentation includes a title page, index, introduction, project
description, description of tasks, purpose of the project, conclusion, and a
glossary of any technical terms used.
(5 marks)

[25 Marks Total]
(Section B: Content and Relevance)

Subject Content – Does the paper give an understandable view of the
research proposal? Is the paper informative? Does it provide a clear and
concise description of the general subject area? Is the content now more

expanded to accommodate new findings as different from the proposal
(20 Marks)
Research – Does the report demonstrate an adequate level of research
undertaken and a good grasp of the proposed topic? Are there instances
or comments in the discussion to indicate effectiveness and clarity in
(20 Marks)
Report Writing – Does the report provide good referencing, bibliography
and a glossary of technical or complex terms? Is there evidence to show that
relevant information has been gathered and logically presented in the
project report?
(10 Marks)
[50 Marks Total]
General Assessment Criteria for Written Assessments Level HE3
% Relevance Knowledge Argument/Analysis Structure Presentation Written English Research/Referencing

85-100% Directly relevant to title. Demonstrates an Makes exceptional use of Coherently articulated The presentational style & A very well written answer A wide range of sources
exceptional appropriate arguments and/or and logically structured. layout is correct for the type of with standard spelling and drawn upon.
Expertly addresses the knowledge/understanding of theoretical models. An appropriate format is assignment. grammar. Sources are cited
main assumptions of the theory and practice for FE3 Presents a comprehensive used. Effective inclusion of figures, Style is clear, resourceful accurately in the text
title and/or the level through the discussion of material resulting in tables, plates (FTP), where and academic. and in the reference list.
requirements of the brief. identification and summary clear, logical and original appropriate.
of key themes. conclusions.
70-84% Directly relevant to title. Demonstrates an excellent Makes excellent use of Coherently articulated The presentational style & A well written A wide range of sources
knowledge/understanding of appropriate arguments and/or and logically structured. layout is correct for the type of answer with standard drawn upon.
Addresses the main theory and practice for FE3 theoretical models. An appropriate format is assignment. spelling and grammar. Sources well cited in the
assumptions of the title level through the Presents a comprehensive used. Effective inclusion of figures, Style is clear, and academic. text and in the
and/or the requirements identification and summary summary of material resulting in tables, plates (FTP), where reference list – with only
of the brief. of key themes. clear, logical conclusions. appropriate. minor errors.
Quality t
60-69% Generally addresses the Demonstrates a very good Uses appropriate arguments or Logically constructed in The presentational style & A clearly written answer A range of sources
title/brief and covers knowledge/understanding of theoretical models. the main. An layout is correct for the type of with standard spelling and drawn upon.
detail. identification and summary conclusions.
appropriate format is
grammar. Style is clear, and
and in the reference list.
some key issues in theory and practice for FE3 Clear and valid summary of the assignment. Most sources cited
sufficiently meaningful level through the material. Presents clear, logical used. Inclusion of FTP, where academic. accurately in the text
of key themes.
50-59% Generally addresses the Demonstrates a good Presents largely coherent For the most part The presentational style & Competently written with Relevant sources drawn
title/brief but sometimes knowledge/understanding of arguments. coherently articulated layout is largely correct for the minor lapses in spelling and upon.
considers irrelevant theory and practice for FE3 Valid summary of the material and logically structured. type of assignment. grammar. Style is readable, Some weaknesses in
issues. level through the although focus lacking in places. An acceptable format is Inclusion of FTP lacks and generally academic. referencing technique.
identification and summary Presents conclusions which are used. selectivity.
of some key issues. fairly clear and logical.
40-49% Some degree of Demonstrates an adequate Presents basic arguments, but Some attempt at The presentational style & Generally competently Some academic sources
irrelevance to the knowledge/understanding of focus and consistency lacking in articulation and logical layout is largely correct for the written although but overreliance on non
of the issues. themes. not always clear or logical. An acceptable format is aid understanding. Style limits communication referencing technique.
title/brief. theory and practice for FE3 places. Some issues may lack structure but gaps in academic sources.
level. An attempt is made to clarity. coherence and
Superficial consideration identify and summarise key Presents conclusions which are progression. A number of errors in
used. and is non-academic in

type of assignment. intermittent lapses in Inappropriate use of FTP or not grammar and spelling pose
used where clearly needed to obstacles for the reader.

35-39% Significant degree of
irrelevance to the
title/brief. Only the most
obvious issues are
addressed at a superficial
level and in unclear terms.
Demonstrates weaknesses in
knowledge of theory and
practice for FE3 level, with
poor understanding of key
Limited arguments, which lack
clarity in places.
Presents conclusions which are
neither clear nor logical.
Poorly structured.
Lack of articulation.
Format deficient.
For the type of assignment, the
presentational style &/or
layout is lacking.
FTP ignored in text or not used
where clearly needed.
Deficiencies in spelling and
grammar makes reading
Simplistic or repetitious style
impairs clarity.
Style is not academic.
Limited sources and
poor referencing.
<34% Relevance to the
title/brief is intermittent
or missing.
The topic is reduced to its
vaguest terms.
Demonstrates a lack of basic
knowledge of either theory
or practice for FE3 level,
with little evidence of
Severely limited arguments.
Lacks clarity.
Conclusions presented are
Lack of articulation.
Format deficient
For the type of assignment the
presentational style &/or
layout is lacking.
FTP as above.
Poorly written with
numerous deficiencies in
grammar, spelling and
Style is not academic.
An absence of sources
and poor referencing