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Innovation: designing for change

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  • Points: 60
  • Code: T317
  • Level: 3
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Student reviews

I truly enjoyed this module this was down to the tutoring and also the content of the module.

It also depends on what you want to gain from this module as this is not just about innovation, but it is also a great module to develop some project management skills.

The tools used in this module and the project tool kit were quite useful and can be carried into the workplace. After this module, I feel confident enough to develop an innovation and potentially take it to market.

Elvis Ricardo Anthony Mohammed

Course starting: October 2021

Review posted: July 2022

I completed this module in 2021.

I had a full-time job while completing the module, so found the course challenging as there were lots of tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) throughout the module.

The content of the module was great. I really enjoyed drawing/sketching designs and using the project tools kit to complete each of the 5 TMAs and end-of-module assessment (EMA).

My favourite part of the module was the project (EMA).

I have a disabled Pug called Yoda and I designed a feeding station for him. I loved thinking in ways such as associative thinking, delving into areas such as sustainability using dematerialisation of nature capital, multiple use products, recycled materials and also researching ideas for my project.

This module is great for creative thinking individuals who enjoy design, sketching, projects and working to tight deadlines.

I had a great tutor who answered all my questions and supported me throughout my journey.

I gained a distinction for this module and due to the 60 credit allocation upon completion, really set me up for gaining a high overall grade for my degree.

This module was part of the top up of engineering bachelor's qualification Q78.

Matthew Hunter

Course starting: October 2020

Review posted: March 2022

Overall this module was disappointing, the material is very long winded and really drags if you don't like race bikes or Apple products as these are hailed throughout the course. There is a big difference between what the different tutors are saying, logging into different tutorials shows the stark contrast between stated expectations. The tutor was always available but in the end the stated expectations did not align with the EMA expectations. There is no exam but the EMA seems to be marked massively different to the TMA's in terms of expectation. Had a lot of conversations with my tutor and everything seemed on track to maintain the high scores from the TMA's but the EMA came in over 20% lower. If I had to do it again I would not pick this module as it is just way too "fluffy" and open to interpretation.

Course starting: October 2019

Review posted: September 2020

Faculty response

We are sorry that you were disappointed with the module and found it did not live up to your expectations. We take all feedback seriously and we appreciate your comments; we are also glad to hear that your tutor was readily available. We are making some changes to the module content and structure as part of the usual mid-life review for October 2021, and in this process, we will take on board all feedback.

Tutors follow a detailed marking scheme for Tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) and End of Module Assessment (EMA). There is also a strict process of Quality Assurance where all marking is moderated to ensure that it is statistically consistent. The EMA is assessing your final project and your evaluation and reflection of it, whereas the project TMAs are assessing how you apply project tools and module concepts and assesses different aspects compared to the TMAs. The TMA and EMA guidelines, expectations and learning outcomes are clearly defined on the module website.

Decent enough module, nothing to shout home about but was overall enjoyable.

Marlon Williams

Course starting: October 2018

Review posted: April 2020

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