SOFT6004 - Project Reports & Presentation

Title:Project Reports & Presentation
Long Title:Project Reports & Presentation
Module Code:SOFT6004
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Computer Software
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2017/18 ( January 2018 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: November 2021
Module Coordinator: TOM O CONNOR
Module Author:  
Module Description: This module is intended to introduce students to the use of presentation software to facilitate effective face-to-face presentations and the use of spreadsheet software to support basic project management skills, in particular project costings and financial reporting. Some broader context will also be provided regarding effective oral presentation skills and project management.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Use presentation software to facilitate effective face-to-face academic presentations
LO2 Cost projects using a range of basic spreadsheet features
LO3 Track and report project expenditure using a range of basic spreadsheet features
LO4 Plan and prepare effective oral presentations making use of a range of standard office software and web-based resources
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).

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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
Project management
The need for project management; the role of project managers; the project cycle; project management tools and techniques; costing projects and reporting on expenditure
Oral presentations
Preparation, delivery, public speaking guidelines, visual and other aids
Spreadsheets for projects
Basic spreadsheet concepts and features, costing projects, costings and project proposals, tracking and reporting project expenditure
Presentation Software
Creating presentations using MS PowerPoint, structuring and sequencing your presentations, adding graphics and other multimedia
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation In class test that requires students to plan and prepare a Powerpoint presentation 1 25.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation In class test that requires students to manipulate a number of spreadsheet files 2,3 30.0 Week 11
Practical/Skills Evaluation An end of module test that requires students to plan and cost a project using Microsoft Excel, prepare a project Powerpoint presentation and then deliver this presentation. 1,2,3,4 45.0 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
Lab Although a number of theoretical and conceptual issues will be touched on this is primarily a "hands-on" module based around the use of computer software 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) There will be a number of "take-home" activities for the student 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
Lab Although a number of theoretical and conceptual issues will be touched on this is primarily a "hands-on" module based around the use of computer software 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) There will be a number of "take-home" activities for the student 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
  • Curtis D. Frye 2013, Microsoft Excel 2013 Step by Step, 1st Ed., Microsoft Press [ISBN: 0735681015]
  • Joan Lambert and Joyce Cox 2013, Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Step by Step, 1st Ed., Microsoft Press [ISBN: 0735669104]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

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