Short Title:Final Year Project (Part 2)
Full Title:Final Year Project (Part 2)
Module Code:HTSC H4021
ECTS credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Contributor:Michael Hagan
Module Description:Continuation of HTSC H4011 - Final Year Project (Part 1) The project module provides students with an opportunity to undertake a substantial individual horticultural project and take responsibility for a full project life cycle. This will enable students to consolidate and deepen their chosen area of study, and integrate knowledge and skills acquired from other modules that are part of this course. A project thesis will form a major component of the assessment of this module. Students will therefore be required to further develop written and oral communication skills alongside practical design and implementation skills. While enabling the student’s intellectual development, this module also aims to motivate the students to develop their independence, confidence and self-esteem. Specifically this module aims to: • develop the students project management skills by adhering to industry standard project management techniques; • demonstrate the students ability to draw upon those elements of scientific and production and management skills they are bringing to the project, • develop the students research skills by requiring the student to carry out primary and secondary research through empirical, quantitative and qualitative methods; • develop the students ability to make design and implementation decisions on usability, accessibility, scope, compatibility, aesthetics, cost, and technical feasibility; • develop the students ability to turn around projects with the most efficient use of time, facilities, equipment and skills; • develop the students ability to critically analyse their work as a viable product;
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to
  1. Locate and report on relevant existing work and research relating to a project question, demonstrating appropriate academic referencing and writing style
  2. Plan, design, undertake and document a substantial project to a professional standard
  3. Explain the project design and its implimentation to an audience of their peers and staff members
  4. Plan and present an oral description and defence of their project

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
No indicative content
Indicative Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work Assessment %100.00%
Course Work Assessment %
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project The learner will complete and submit a comprehensive report on the project work that they have completed over semester one and semester two. The layout and length of the report will depend on the type of project undertaken and full details of the requirements are provided in the Final Year Project Handbook distributed at the beginning of the Final Year Project modules. 1 60.00 Week 27
Project The learner will be assessed on the outcome(s) of the project work that they have completed over semester one and two. The criteria for assessment will depend on the type of project undertaken and will be available to the student in the project handbook. 2 30.00 Week 23
Presentation Learners will give a presentation to their peers and staff on the project they have completed. This will be followed by a defence of their work. 3,4 10.00 Week 27
No Final Exam Assessment %
Indicative Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.
Reassessment Description
Learner must discuss the short-comings of the original submission with the supervisor(s) and take appropriate action to complete and re-submit the coursework as necessary to achieve the required standard.

ITB reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Indicative Module Workload & Resources

Indicative Workload: Full Time
Frequency Indicative Average Weekly Learner Workload
Every Week 60.00
Every Week 1.00
Recommended Book Resources
  • Daniel Holtom & Elizabeth Fisher, Enjoy writing your science thesis or dissertation, Imperial College Press ; c1999. London [ISBN: 1860940900]
  • Darrel Walters, The Readable Thesis, Avocus Pub [ISBN: 1890765023]
  • Eviatar Zerubavel 1999, The clockwork muse: A Practical Guide to Writing Theses, Dissertations, and Books,, Harvard University Press Cambridge, Mass. [ISBN: 0674135865]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: ITB LibraryResources for completing projects including the Harvard Reference system, avoiding Plagiarism, etc.,

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
BN_SHTSC_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture [240 ECTS credits] 8 Mandatory
BN_SHTSC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture [Add on 60 ECTS credits] 2 Mandatory