Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation (PGEE11227)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The purpose of the course is to provide students with a practical group-activity-based introduction to interdisciplinarity in the context of research and innovation.
Each group of students is assigned a mentor who is selected according to group topic and who meets the group weekly.
The course comprises two equally-weighted parts.
Part 1. Weeks 1 to 5. Assimilating and presenting interdisciplinary research and innovation. The cohort will be split into multi-disciplinary groups. Each group will be
allocated a topic (e.g., research advance , innovation outcome or societal need) of a suitable cross-disciplinary nature within the broad topic of ¿ageing and care¿
tasked with assessing and summarising the topic in a briefing note (interim deliverable) for formative assessment and feedback.
required to produce a formal document (final deliverable / summative assessment) in the form of a public dissemination article, short review paper, etc as appropriate for the topic
Part 2. Weeks 7 to 11. Group outline research proposal in interdisciplinary research and innovation. The cohort will again be split into multi-disciplinary groups. Each group will be allocated a topic for a research requirement. The topics may be designated by the leads for the main ACRC themes / work-packages. Each group will then develop an outline research proposal related to the research requirement.
At an interim (formative / feedback) session Aims and Objectiives will be presented and discussed.
The final summative assessment will require each group to pitch and defend its proposal to the CO and group mentors.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 2,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 3,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Through group meetings with mentor.
Through formative feedback.
Through intra- and inter-group discussions.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Articulate the definitions and importance of cross-, multi-, inter-, and trans-disciplinarity in researching solutions to real-world issues.
- Assimilate and communicate knowledge in an unfamiliar field.
- Understand and operate the basics of cross-disciplinary communication within a small group.
- Play a part within a multi-disciplinary team in creating and delivering an interdisciplinary research proposal.
|The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity (2 ed.)¿¿ |
Edited by Robert Frodeman
Pub. Oxford University Press, 2017
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Tughrul Arslan
Tel: (0131 6)50 5592
|Course secretary||Mx Rooney Smyth
Tel: (0131 6)51 3565