Module Title:   Developing Professional Skills (Electrical)

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   CM-0137L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Computer Science

Related Department/Subject Area:   SCIM (Dept of Computer Science)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Ms FLC Ong

Additional Tutor(s):   All EECS Staff

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To equip you with a range academic, professional and personal skills; to provide fundamental subject specific concepts; to raise awareness of, and interest in, ethical issues such as sustainability within the context of your chosen discipline. To introduce the basic foundations of human machine interaction; promote awareness of the importance of users in the design and development of interactive electronic and computer systems; provide an understanding of the techniques and skills required to develop more usable interactive systems.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lecture sessions incorporate both traditional lectures and practical exercises aimed at introducing and improving key skills; present the concepts, principles and theories underpinning the design and development of interactive computer-based systems. Lectures and tutor groups provide guidance on the availability of supporting resources within the University for individual professional development. Tutorial sessions and directed reading enables the development of study skills and support the material covered in lecture sessions. Activities in small group tutorials range from problem-solving to discussion of ethical issues and interactive class exercises. Assessment is by coursework; supplementary assessment as original with the group element substituted by individual.

Lectures:   30.00          Directed Study:   152.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   18.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate a basic knowledge in areas fundamental to your subject area, and an awareness of the importance of key skills for professionals from a subject specific point of view; show an overall understanding of basic principles, techniques and concepts underpinning user interfaces and human machine interaction.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate a broad knowledge and overview of your specific field of study; analyse simple examples of user interfaces and demonstrate an appreciation of human and social issues relating to the field of Human Machine Interaction, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1. demonstrate and apply a range of study skills which include independent learning; reflection; planning and time management.
2. demonstrate and apply a range of communication skills which include collaborative working; report writing; and presenting.

  Coursework   0%
  Online programme on plagiarism avoidance. (Pass/Fail)
  Coursework   50%
  1. Written individual assignment - 30% 2. Group presentation - 20%
  Coursework   50%
  1. Evaluation of an online interface - 25% 2. Written individual reflective assignment - 25%

Outline Syllabus:
Library and information skills using suitable tools. Study skills. Presentations and report writing. Problem solving through group work. Aspects of professional development. A broad introduction to, and overview of, your discipline within Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The origins and scope of human machine interaction (HMI) and its importance in the development of usable electronic and computer systems. The cognitive and physical capabilities of users and the relevance of this to the way they interact with computers and electronic systems. The ways in which HMI can contribute to the various stages of the system development life cycle to ensure usable systems. Future directions and challenges for HMI.

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