Full Title:Engineering Communications
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CENG E7003
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to improve students' written and verbal presentation skills, use of technical aids, including appropriate software packages
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of computer architecture, functions of components/peripherals and networks
  2. Apply software packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint to communicate technical information effectively to peers and clients
  3. Demonstrate an ability to produce written technical reports which are well laid out, relevant, concise and easy for reader to read
  4. Demonstrate an ability to present technical information in an oral context

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Report Writing
Purpose of Report - Technical Process and Advisory Reports. Report Structure. Presentation and Formatting. Use of passive and active language. Referencing
Making Presentations
Purpose of presentation. Preparation and delivery - effective use of visual aids
Word Processing
Document writing, formatting, editing and saving. Drawing simple diagrams, simple tables. Inserting objects - pictures, headers and footers.
Simple tables. Common functions: sum, average, standard deviation, count, formulae. Borders, common charts and graphs, worksheets, editing, sorting, copying to word documents.
Creation of a simple database file. Identify fields (including key fields), records, data types. Simple queries and tables.
Presentation Aids
Elements of Powerpoint. Creating a presentation. Use of templates. Use of colours and backgrounds. Viewing slides and arranging them in a presentation format.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical Tests in use of software packages such as MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint 1,2 50.00 0 0 n/a 0
Written Report Technical Report 2,3 15.00 0 0 n/a 0
Written Report Advisory Report 2,3 15.00 0 0 n/a 0
Presentation Verbal Presentation using appropriate aids 2,4 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
Reassessment Description
Students shall be offered appropriate alternative assessments in place of recoverable elements of coursework for consideration prior to the repeat examination board meeting. Elements of coursework which the programme board have agreed are non-recoverable are clearly communicated to students at the start of each semester.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical Computer Labs 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study Use of Software 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading Electronic Sources and Text Books 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • H. Silyn-Roberts 2000, Writing for science and engineering:papers, presentations and reports, Butterworth / Heineman [ISBN: 0750646365]
  • B. Chivbers and M. Shoolbred 2007, A student's guide to presentations, Sage Publications [ISBN: 0761943692]
  • H. Capron & J. Johnson 2003, Computers: Tools for an Information Age, 8th Edition Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0131405640]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_ECIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 1 Mandatory