The MSc in Digital Technologies for Smart Cities program offers a dynamic and engaging approach to assessments, designed to challenge you and help you apply your knowledge to real-world situations. Here are some of the key features of the assessment process:
1. Diverse Assessment Methods: The program uses a variety of assessment methods to ensure a comprehensive evaluation of your understanding and skills. These include case studies, participation, class tests, portfolios, dissertations, digital exams, practical exams, essays, presentations, reports, and more. This variety not only keeps the assessment process interesting but also allows you to showcase your strengths in different areas.
2. Feedback and Improvement: After each assessment, you will receive individual feedback via Moodle, based on the marking criteria for that assessment. This feedback, provided within three working weeks of the hand-in date, will help you understand your performance and identify areas for improvement. In addition, general feedback will be issued to the class, enabling you to compare and contrast your performance with that of your peers.
3. Project-Based Learning: The MSc Project (ENG11100) is a significant part of the assessment process. In this project, you will focus on developing solutions to digital technologies and smart cities problems. The project topic will be individually established based on your professional interests or background. The project incorporates elements such as a literature review, a research methodology, development of the solution using appropriate tools and techniques, evaluation of the solution, and a face-to-face viva-voce.
4. Real-World Application: The assessments are designed to reflect real-world scenarios, enabling you to apply your learning in practical contexts. This approach not only enhances your understanding of the subject matter but also prepares you for the challenges you may face in your future career.
5. Continuous Learning: The program encourages continuous learning and improvement. The assessments are not just about grading your performance but also about helping you develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and a deep understanding of digital technologies for smart cities.