Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSM1284 - Personal Development and IT (2011)

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MODULE TITLEPersonal Development and IT CREDIT VALUE10
MODULE CODECSM1284 MODULE CONVENERUnknown
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
1. An introductory course introducing a range of IT packages and computer analysis tools that are either prerequisite or complementary to forthcoming modules within the programme. Introduction of this material at this stage of the programme is aimed to encourage routine student use of the various tools throughout all subsequent modules. 2. An introduction to preparing technical and scientific reports to a specified standard. 3. An introduction to the University’s Personal Development Planning system for recording and enhancing personal development within the framework of the undergraduate degree.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Week 1 The Windows environment: major applications and communication between them. Use of email. Email addresses, header fields, attachments, sending mail, receiving mail. Week 2 Study skills: motivation, time management, learning & study skills. Written communication: structure of a technical report, scientific / technical style & format. Week 3 Abstracts, Table of Contents, Page Numbering, Headers & Footers, Citing references Use of templates, styles, fonts and text enhancement. Verbal presentations: Interaction with audience, voice & language, use of visual aids. Week 4 Excel: Composing formulae within a spreadsheet referencing system. Effect of copying formulae. Keeping constant values constant. Naming cells. Excel: Formatting data graphically and preparing it for reproduction. Automated regression. Excel: Conditional and logical functions: (IF, AND, OR, etc) Week 5 Excel: Statistical and trigonometric functions: (AVERAGE, STDEV, KURTOSIS, NORMDIST, NORMINV, RADIANS, DEGREES, SIN, ASIN, etc) Excel: Array functions: (TRANSPOSE, MMULT, MINVERSE, LINEST) Excel: Optimisation functions and procedures: (GOAL SEEK, SOLVER) Week 6 Sources of information: library databases, abstracts and indexes, information retrieval systems. Using electronic library resources: setting up an Athens account, searching for references & papers. Week 7 Renewable Energy & Mining Engineering students: Concept of a model and its mathematical representation. Preparing and using diagrams. AutoCAD. Basic commands for coordinates, lines and polylines. Changing drawing extents. AutoCAD. Copying objects, rotating objects, other transformations. Dimensioning. Changing viewpoints. AutoCAD. Preparation of a simple drawing. Applied Geology and Engineering Geology and Geotechnics students: Presentation skills workshop: Verbal presentations: Interaction with audience, voice & language, use of visual aids
LEARNING AND TEACHING
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Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
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ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
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DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
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INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
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CREDIT VALUE 10 ECTS VALUE 5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 1 (NQF level 4) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
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