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COMP6014 - ICT for Eng Techs

Title:ICT for Eng Techs
Long Title:ICT for Engineering Technicians
Module Code:COMP6014
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Computer Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2011/12 ( September 2011 )
Module Delivered in 9 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Sean McSweeney
Module Author: IRENE FOLEY
Module Description: This module is designed to give the student practical knowledge in the fundamentals of Information and Communications Technology skills through the use of office software packages, and an understanding of the Internet and how it works. The student will also be introduced to some essential data protection and security measures that apply to computer generated documentation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Manage and organise files and folders within the Windows environment on a variety of drives (e.g. hard drive, network drive and a secondary storage drive), and integrate basic security measures.
LO2 Create, edit and enhance documents using a word processing package.
LO3 Produce formatted solutions to numerical problems and generate graphs and charts using a spreadsheet package.
LO4 Produce effective visual presentations using a presentation package.
LO5 Retrieve information through the use of online databases and search engines. Use online communication e.g. email.
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

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
File Management
Introduction to the college network and the department domain. Organising and managing files and folders stored on the various storage devices (e.g. hard drive, network drive, USB memory stick, etc.) associated with a networked computer.
Data Protection
The Data Protection Act. Basic computer security and computer viruses.
Word Processing
Create and edit documents. Use of various formatting techniques to enhance documents. Organising long documents such as reports, and working with tables and graphics.
Creating and editing a spreadsheet. Formatting cells in spreadsheets. Using formulae to solve numerical problems. Working with charts and transferring such charts to a word processing document.
Creating and editing a presentation using the presentation package tools to enhance the visual aspect of the presentation. Insert data from a word processing or spreadsheet document into a presentation.
Internet and Email
Navigating through the World Wide Web, using search tools to research topics, accessing databases to find information - e.g. CIT college online library. Using the college student email system.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation n/a 1,2 30.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation n/a 3 30.0 Week 10
Presentation n/a 1,2,4,5 40.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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 No Description 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Practical based instruction 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Seamus O'Neill, Gerard Morgan, 2007, Essential Computer Applications, 4th Ed., Gill & Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717142644]
  • John Roche 2009, Step By Step Computer Applications, 2nd Ed., Gill & Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717145607]
  • Alan Dillon, 2010, Step by Step Spreadsheets, 2nd Ed., Gill & Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717147465]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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CR_EBSEN_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Building Services Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_EMANF_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 2 Elective
CR_ECTMS_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology - Mechanical Services 2 Elective
CR_EENTE_6 Certificate in Engineering Technology 2 Elective
CR_EBSEN_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Building Services Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 2 Elective
CR_EMECN_7 Parttime - Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 2 Group Elective 1

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