|| CI18010 |
|| PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT I |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr Mark B Ratcliffe |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Mrs Janet H Hardy |
|| CI12420 or CS12420 |
|| CS18010 , Normally only available to level 1 students on the scheme "Internet Computing" |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 10 lectures |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 10 tutorials |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Presentations - A3 individual (25%) and A4 group (25%) In-Course Assessment: ||50%|
|Semester Assessment|| A1 Contribution to tutorials Course Work: ||25%|
|Semester Assessment|| A2 CV Course Work: ||25%|
|Supplementary Exam|| similar pattern || |
|| http://www.aber.ac.uk/compsci/ModuleInfo/CI18010 |
Upon successful completion of this module the student should:
have a current CV (A2);
be able to design and give individual technical presentations (A3);
be able to demonstrate the basic skills of time management (A1);
be able to use computer-based spreadsheets and graphics packages to support university study (A1);
be able to design and build static web pages (A1);
be able to explain the importance of user interface design (A1);
be able to co-operate and contribute to a group presentation (A4);
be able to critically review their own performance (A1).
All first year honours students on the Internet Computing schemes take this module; it provides a forum in which all the students on that degree are taught together as a single group.
The module covers material which is not addressed elsewhere in specific modules but which is essential in order to gain a more complete appreciation of the field as a whole.
Personal transferable skills are an important quality of any software engineer and form an important part of this module.
The pastoral and general tutorial system for students on Internet Computing schemes is administered through this module.
The module covers material to promote the development of students as professionals in their field. A range of personal transferable skills of general value are developed within the context of the software industry. The Careers Service give advice on preparation of CV's for purposes of securing a year in employment
The module provides pastoral and general tutoring together with a forum in which all such students are taught together as a single group.
1. Planning a Presentation - 1 Lecture
An introduction to the importance of structure, timing and content of presentations.
2. Producing a high quality a Curriculum Vitae - 1 Lecture
A presentation by the Careers Department
3. How to write Good English - 2 Lectures
An introduction to styles and techniques for writing good English.
4. Enhancing your University Experience - 1 Lecture
Maximising the benefit of Student Centred Learning.
5. Time Management - 1 Lecture
An analysis of how best to manage time to its maximum advantage.
6. Managing a group - 1 Lecture
How to work effectively as a team
7. Citation - 1 Lecture
Using existing material. Correct and appropriate citation practice. Plagiarism.
8. User Interface Issues - 1 Lecture
User centred design. Schneidermann's rules. Norman's principles.
9. Examination Technique - 1 Lecture
Standard rubrics. Use of time, planning. Question styles. Approach to second year study.
10. Tutorials - 10 Weeks
Each student will be required to prepare and deliver presentations and demonstrations on papers from the technical literature and particular aspects of software systems covered in the lectures.
** Recommended Text
John W. Davies Communication Skills. A Guide for Engineering and Applied Science students
2nd edition. Prentice Hall ISBN 0-130-88294-1
Stella Cottrell (2003) The Study Skills Handbook
2. Palgrave Macmillan 1-4039-1135-5
This module is at CQFW Level 4