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INFO6015 - IT in Communications

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Title:IT in Communications
Long Title:Information Technology in Communications
Module Code:INFO6015
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Information Systems
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2010/11 ( February 2011 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: Denise Barnett
Module Description: Utilisation of the internet, electronic databases and software packages and programs to generate reports, produce presentations, analyse and present data.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Manipulate formulae and functions for spreadsheets, derive visual interpretations of information and design a graphical presentation on any topic.
LO2 Develop and manage databases.
LO3 Demonstrate a competency in utilising the internet as a resource for production of literature reviews on various project.
LO4 Utilise academic databases such as Web of Science and Science Direct to compile a database of peer review journal papers on selected topics.
LO5 Produce reports on engineering topics which are structured, defined and concise.
LO6 Produce and present presentations on engineering topics displaying good presentation skills.
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
Information Technology and the Internet
Introduction to the Web: Search engines, engineering web sites, academic databases such as Web of Science and Science Direct.
Structure of Engineering Reports
Executive Summary, table of contents, introduction, aims and objectives, conclusions.
Editing of Reports
Text formatting, page formatting, editing and proofing, tables, figures, tabs and indents, templates.
Spreadsheets and Graphics
Creating Spreadsheets, formulae, charts, macros, filtering information, templates, Visual Basic.
Databases
Designing, creating and querying the database, creating a form, producing a report, creating tables.
Presenting Data
Layout of slides, templates, formatting, slide shows, handouts, and printing.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Produce Engineering Report 3,4,5 30.0 Week 3
Presentation Produce and Present PowerPoint slide show 4,6 30.0 Week 6
Project Create Spreadsheets and charts 1 20.0 Week 9
Project Advanced spreadsheets, graphs, functions / formulas, macros & databases 1,2 20.0 Week 12
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 Computer Laboratory based lecture 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Tutorial Computer Laboratory based tutorial 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of module material; assignment research; assignment work 3.5 Every Week 3.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Computer Laboratory based lecture 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Directed learning of module content 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Computer Laboratoy based lecture 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of module material; assignment research; assignment work 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Herb Tyson, Microsoft Word 2010 Bible
  • C.Atkinson, Beyond Bullet Points. Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate and Inspire.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CSTRU_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Structural Engineering 2 Elective
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 2 Elective
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 2 Elective
CR_CCIVL_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering 2 Elective

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