New Academic Staff

New Academic Staff

Course and programme design and planning at the University of Aberdeen 

Whether you’re new to the University of Aberdeen or new to teaching, you may find these resources helpful when putting together a new course or programme.


Part 1 introduces the concepts of constructive alignment and learning outcomes.  Getting these right increases the clarity of intention for your students and saves you time.  Aligning your curriculum


Part 2 provides contextual material around course and programme design that is specific to both the Scottish H.E. system and to the University of Aberdeen. This is particularly useful for staff with existing teaching experience but who have not taught in Scotland or at the University of Aberdeen previously. Aberdeen specific elements


Part 3 introduces a systematic model of course and programme planning, bringing together the elements in parts 1 & 2 into a simple, practical format. A systematic approach to design and planning