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ECM3429 - Term of Computer Science Studies Abroad (2019)

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MODULE TITLETerm of Computer Science Studies Abroad CREDIT VALUE60
MODULE CODEECM3429 MODULE CONVENERUnknown
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 12 0 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 3
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module provides a full term of studies in Computer Science and related subjects at an agreed partner university in a foreign country, normally where the language of instruction is English; this may be in Europe, North America, Australia or elsewhere. It provides you with an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge of Computer Science material that is not covered at Exeter, or that is studied from a new perspective. In addition it allows you to experience how other cultures learn, perceive and use Computer Science. Study at another agreed partner university where the language of instruction is not English may be approved subject to the requirement that you can demonstrate knowledge of that language to A level equivalence or higher. This module is available to students on a four-year integrated masters programme in term one of stage three. To register on this module, you must achieve 55% at stage two and 60% average in term one of stage two, and be enrolled on an MSci Computer Science programme.

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module aims to give you a unique opportunity to study Computer Science abroad for a full term. You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of Computer Science material that is not covered at Exeter, or that is studied from a new perspective. Furthermore, you will get the chance to experience the exciting challenge of settling in a new environment both socially and academically. In addition, you will discover different teaching methods, strengthening your academic skills. On a personal level, it will teach you to independently overcome the difficulties of settling in a different country with different habits, rules and culture, in itself a highly valuable aspect of the module. In addition to attending modules provided by the host institution, you will spend some of your time preparing a literature review in preparation for the project which will be undertaken back in Exeter during term 2. On your return to Exeter you will recount your experiences by means of a poster and oral presentation.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge

1. demonstrate module-specific learning outcomes appropriate to modules attended at the host institution
2. undertake a literature survey in an area of Computer Science

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge

3. demonstrate discipline-specific learning outcomes appropriate to modules attended at the host institution
4. prepare a literature review related to a proposed Computer Science project topic

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge

5. demonstrate personal and transferable learning outcomes appropriate to modules attended at the host institution
6. undertake independent research in a chosen topic, summarize findings and provide critical analysis;
7. use oral presentation  to communicate your experiences of studying in a different culture,

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Dependent upon host institution.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities   Defined by host institution
Guided independent study   Defined by host institution
     

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Host institution dependent      
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 95 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 5
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Host institution dependent 75 Host institution dependent 1,3,5 Host institution dependent
Literature review 20 8-10 pages 2,4,6, Written feedback using customised marksheet
Presentation 5 15 minutes 7 Oral and marksheet
         
         

A transcript of marks will be provided by the host university (following the guidelines of the European Credit Transfer Scheme (ECTS) where appropriate). These marks will be translated into Exeter equivalents where necessary and will contribute 75% towards module assessment. The work submitted for the final 25% will compromise a literature review in preparation for the compulsory project module in term 2, to be submitted electronically during the term abroad, and a presentation about the experience of studying in another country.

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-assessment
Dependent on host institution and modules selected Course work (100%) All Completed over the summer with a deadline in August
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

Reassessment while abroad will be subject to negotiation with the host institution in question.

For the literature review and presentation, reassessment will be by resubmission and presentation

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Basic reading:

 

ELE:  http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

 

Web based and Electronic Resources:

 

Other Resources:

 

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE 60 ECTS VALUE 30
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 6 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018
KEY WORDS SEARCH Term abroad