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IS5101   Masters Core Skills

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: Full Year

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module equips students with essential skills for completing an MSc in the School of Computer Science. Topics include: technical writing for Computer Science and Information Technology; use of bibliographic and referencing software; presentation skills; critical analysis of written work; generic research skills including framing research hypotheses, designing and conducting experiments, use of survey tools and gathering, analysing and presenting data; understanding basic statistics; use of project planning techniques; awareness of professional and ethical issues in research activities; carrying out a literature review; and awareness of what constitutes academic misconduct. Skills in these areas are reinforced through practical assignments.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical classes.

Scheduled learning hours: 0

Guided independent study hours: 0

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%