Research Skills

Module Title - Research Skills
Number of credits – 10

Module description 

The material covered falls into two areas. Information skills: retrieving and recording bibliographic information from manual and computerised sources. Transferable skills: intellectual property rights; time management; report writing; oral presentation.

The aims of this module are to:

  • provide you with the basis of transferable knowledge and skills necessary for a successful research-oriented career in industry or academia, with a particular orientation to computing-based disciplines

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

  • understand modes of communication in the computing sciences
  • appreciate the structure of the literature of the computing sciences in general and a chosen research field in particular
  • methodically search the literature to investigate a research topic
  • make effective presentations both orally and in writing

Teaching and assessment:

Sessional: Continuous assessment (100%)
Supplementary (where allowed): Repeat only.
The normal continuous assessment is based on up to three practical tasks, including at least one oral presentation and one written report.
Semester 1
Contact hours - 22