CSC-10056 - Communication, Confidence and Competence
Coordinator: Charles Day Room: CR110 Tel: +44 1782 7 33411
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733075

Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

This module introduces professionalism and ethics, communication and writing styles: these are key skills in science and engineering. The module also provides students with important transitional skills needed in their future modules and subsequent careers. We will also provide guidance on employability skills, and advice on working in teams. Delivery of the module will include workshop activities that provide students with opportunities to work individually and in groups.

To enable students to understand the requirements of professional practice and to support them in the development of confidence and competence in a range of academic and professional skills for study and communication.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Describe the requirements of professional practice in Computer Science: 1
Apply appropriate academic and professional skills in Computer Science: 1
Communicate information tailored to different audiences in a variety of formats: 1

Study hours

Lectures: 20 hours (will include occasional practical workshop components)
Practicals/Workshops: 10 hours
Unsupervised coursework preparation: 40 hours
Self study: 80 hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Portfolio weighted 100%
A portfolio submission including both report and skills components (equivalent of a 3000-4000 word report).
Using academic, professional and communications skills, students will be asked to communicate via presentation materials and prepare an individual report. This will be the equivalent of a 3000-4000 word report.