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INFO7017 - IS Consulting & Practice

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Title:IS Consulting & Practice
Long Title:IS Consulting & Practice
Module Code:INFO7017
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Information Systems
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CATHERINE MURPHY
Module Author: MARTIN CONNOLLY
Module Description: This module fosters the student's professional capabilities through a series of communication exercises and projects using the IT domain as the basis for reference topics. Through these assessments, students will build up the presentation, oral and written skills required for the workplace.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Acquire the communication skills necessary for professional conduct in the workplace.
LO2 Orally communicate IT concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
LO3 Acquire the communications skills necessary for business and technology writing.
LO4 Conduct research in a contemporary area of IT and articulate the findings of this research.
LO5 Evaluate and leverage technology used for communications.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Communications Topics
While topics such as formal communications methods and business report formats will be covered, lectures in this module will primarily focus on students developing their communication skills through presentations, group work and other exercises.
Knowledge Integration
Integrating technical knowledge with business skills. Integration and presentation of prior learning.
Communication & Presentation Skills
Minute Taking, Understanding the audience. Communication Presentation Tools, Research Methods. Poster Design. Meeting Management.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Students will be required to evaluate a selected software solution and present the findings of that research to an audience of their peers. 2,4,5 10.0 Week 2
Written Report This project will require students to write a press release on a selected IT topic. 3,4,5 10.0 Week 3
Project For this group project, students will be required to conduct an interview with an industry expert to elicit requirements for a selected IT related problem domain. They will then conduct an observed meeting at which they will debate their findings. The meeting will also be minuted. A formal email communication and business report will be issued to the module lecturer on the completion of this project. 1,3,4,5 30.0 Week 8
Exhibition Evaluation This is a group project where students will research a topic of their choice in a contemporary area of IT. The students will define a problem as well as a motivating argument for why that problem needs to be solved. They will then assess the current state of the art and propose a business solution that progresses beyond that state of the art. The outcome of this research will be presented as a Poster that will be displayed in a Trade Fair/Conference style event at which industry and business leaders (both technical and non-technical) will be present to judge and evaluate group submissions. Students will present and pitch their ideas to these experts. 1,2,3,4,5 50.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures will primarily be an interactive series of communications exercises on IT topics of varied complexity as well as feedback on same. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Interactive series of communications exercises. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Group and individual projects on research and communication topics. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures will primarily be an interactive series of communications exercises on IT topics of varied complexity as well as feedback on same. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Group and individual projects on research and communication topics. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • John V. Thill and Courtland L. Bovee 2014, Excellence in Business Communication, 11th Edition Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 9780133544]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Carmine Gallo 2015, Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds, 1st Edition Ed., St. Martin's Griffin [ISBN: 978125006153]
  • Akash Karia 2015, How to Design TED-Worthy Presentation Slides (Black & White Edition): Presentation Design Principles from the Best TED Talks, 3rd Edition Ed., CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform [ISBN: 97815076381]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBISY_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Systems 5 Mandatory

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