Full Title:Essential Office Applications
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:ADMN E7001
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Description:This module aims to train the student in the use of standard information technology software applications that are relevant to the building surveying profession.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Employ a selection of proprietary, open source and cloud based software tools in an integrated manner to process and present information.
  2. Use the components of an Operating System to perform and organise tasks; send and receive emails with file attachments and employ a Web Browser for research purposes.
  3. Create high quality documents, including professional letters, memos, leaflets and small brochures as well as multi-page documents such as reports, to a standard compatible with business requirements.
  4. Design spreadsheets to analyse numerical data using calculations, formula, functions and charts.
  5. Create an interactive electronic slideshow that incorporates such features as pictures, tables and animation that may be used to support a professional presentation.
  6. Complete projects that integrate word processing, spreadsheet and graphics presentation software.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Network Environment
Storage Media; organisation of Local Area Network; folder structures and organising data; file naming conventions; copying and moving files; shared folders and remote storage; security and access rights.
Cloud Computing Applications
Working with Windows Live and Office Web Apps; exploring how to work online using Cloud Computing; uploading and sharing files; creating folders and organising files online; adding people to your network and sharing files.
Word Processing
Editing, formatting, proofing and printing building surveying documents to include merging word documents; creating multi-page documents to include table of contents; indexes, footnotes and endnotes; citations; managing sources and creating a bibliography; working with themes and building blocks.
Graphics Presentation
Plan; create and format a presentation; insert objects to include pictures; tables and charts; create, modify and work with advanced tools and masters; Use slide show commands; transitions and animations to facilitate the smooth delivery of a professional business presentation.
Understanding spreadsheet software; working with formulas and functions; formatting worksheets; analysing data using formulas; working with charts; managing data using tables.
Integrating Data between Applications
Creating sophisticated documents incorporating data from multiple office programmes; links between the programmes to update tasks automatically.
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
Continuous Assessment Students will undertake a series of approximately 8 lab based practical assignments, worth approximately equal marks, comprising a series of independent challenges that will require critical thinking and application of the skills learned. 1,2,3,4,5,6 100.00 100 40 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 will be given an opportunity to remediate part or all of their CA performance by the autumn/repeat examination boards by repeating part or all of the same or similar CA.

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
Practical Application of essential office software. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Directed Reading Preparation for CA. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Beskeen/Cram/Duffy/Friedrichsen/Reding 2013, Microsoft Office 2012 -(Illustrated Series), First Course - Introductory Ed., Course Technology Cengage Learning [ISBN: 978-0-538-74911-4]
  • White, R 2007, How Computer Systems Work, 9 Ed. Ed., QUE [ISBN: 978-0789736130]
  • Rhoton, J 2010, Cloud Computing Explained, 2 Ed. Ed., Recursive Press [ISBN: 978-0956355607]
  • Huston, D. 2011, Dropbox, Amazon [ISBN: 978-1743047514]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Shelly, G and Vermaat, M. 2011, Microsoft Office 2010 Introductory, International Ed. Ed., Course Technology [ISBN: 978-1-4390-7838-9]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: Drive.Google.com
  • Website: www.DropBox.com
  • Website: SkyDrive.Live.com

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EBSUR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Surveying 1 Mandatory
658 Bachelor of Science in Construction Surveying 1 Mandatory
DK_ECTEC_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Technology 1 Mandatory
656 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Surveying 1 Mandatory
657 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Technology 1 Mandatory