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CTEC6002 - Automotive Communications & IT

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Title:Automotive Communications & IT
Long Title:Automotive Communications & IT
Module Code:CTEC6002
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Communication Technologies
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2021/22 ( September 2021 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MICHAEL J O MAHONY
Module Author: Michael Ring
Module Description: This module provides learners with the basics for essential communication and computer skills required at all levels throughout the automotive and transport industries.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Use the latest technology to support the automotive communication process within the automotive industry.
LO2 Use the internet and appropriate databases to conduct research pertinent to automotive industry activities.
LO3 Apply Microsoft Office programmes to tasks commonly used within the automotive industry - Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
LO4 Prepare and tailor Curriculum Vitae and cover letters for job scenarios within the automotive industry.
LO5 Prepare and deliver a PowerPoint presentation on a defined topic relevant to the automotive industry.
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 MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

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
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Verbal Communications
Effective speaking and listening skills, Use of technical and non-technical vocabulary for automotive applications, public speaking & presentations.
Basic Language & Written Communication Skills / Considerations
Language/Written communication styles. Vocabulary, grammar, spelling, Punctuation considerations. Use of dictionary, thesaurus and books of reference. Effective writing styles. Correspondence and reports.
Principles & Techniques for Communication in the workplace
Purpose and objectives of communication. Principles of effective communication. Types of communication used for automotive applications. Meetings. Interviews. Email. Basic interpersonal communications.
Online Research & Referencing.
Using appropriate search engines and online databases to obtain information relating to the course of study. Harvard referencing.
CV Preparation
Preparing and presenting a personal curriculum vitae in line with best practice.
Technology as an enabler of communication.
Use of technology including social media as a medium of effective internal and external communication.
Microsoft Office Suite
Microsoft packages applicable to the automotive industry - Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Short questions and written report / letter / email to demonstrate awareness of basic communication skills and good practice. 2,3 15.0 Week 4
Performance Evaluation Submission of CV and cover letter for job application scenario for an interview with a relevant industry expert. 1,4 20.0 Week 7
Presentation PowerPoint presentation and communication of information gathered through independent research and assembled using other elements of the module (Word, Excel, etc.) 1,2,5 30.0 Week 10
Practical/Skills Evaluation Use of Microsoft Excel within an automotive context utlising spreadsheets to organize numbers and data with formulas and functions. 1,3 20.0 Week 13
Practical/Skills Evaluation Develop a social media presence over the duration of the semester to effectively demonstrate how it can support the communication process within the automotive industry. 1,2,3 15.0 Sem End
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 Communication skills theory 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Use of Microsoft applications 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Application of theory and further research 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Communication skills theory 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Use of Microsoft applications 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Application of theory and further research 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
  • Thill, John V; BovĂ©e, Courtland L 2017, Excellence in business communication, 12th Ed., Pearson Boston [ISBN: 9781292156651]
  • Sue, V.M and Griffin, M.T. 2016, Data Visualisation & Presentation with Microsoft Office, Ch 1-6; 9-11, SAGE Publications [ISBN: 9781483365152]
  • L. Meghan Mahoney and Tang Tang 2017, Strategic Social Media, 1st Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated [ISBN: 9781119259190]
  • Owen Hargie 2010, Skilled Interpersonal Communication: Research, Theory and Practice, 5th Ed Ed., London Routledge [ISBN: 9780415432047]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Barker, Alan 2013, Improve Your Communication Skills: Creating Success, 3rd Ed., 1,2,6,7, Kogan Page Ltd London [ISBN: 9780749467176]
  • Linda Foulkes 2020, Learn Microsoft Office 2019: A comprehensive guide to getting started with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook, 1st Ed., Packt Publishing Birmingham [ISBN: 9781839217258]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EABMT_8 Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Automotive Business Management and Technology 4 Mandatory
CR_TTMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology and Management 4 Mandatory
CR_TTMAT_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Automotive Technology and Management 4 Mandatory

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