Module Details

Module Code: PRPF C7004
Full Title: Technical Documentation
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 5
Module Owner:: Philip Scanlon
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: Students completing this module will understand the importance of reading technical documents and interpreting the content correctly. They will develop the skills necessary to produce and present in a precise and accurate manner a complete commercial tender proposal.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Acquire a skill set to accurately research, record, correlate and present technical subjects.
MLO2 Interpret the contents of a technical tendering document.
MLO3 Employ the various stages of project management; Scope Statement; Objective Setting; Work Breakdown; Milestone Setting; Deliverables
MLO4 Prepare a well-structured Tender response documentation, written in clear and concise language, which communicates effectively and coherently
MLO5 Illustrate an understanding of the formatting and style requirements of different communication mediums
MLO6 Produce, present, discuss and defend their project in an oral/practical presentation.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
 
Module Indicative Content
Understanding Technical Writing
The main types; purpose; how is technical writing different; how to write clearly; grammar and style; preparation of a professional constructed documents.
Research methods
Primary and secondary research; identify stakeholders and experts; qualitative and quantitative techniques, when and how to use them; Questionnaire design and tools for data collection; Analysis and presentation of research results.
Project management
Utilising tools such as MS Project; Trello or other suitable applications to manage the project phases. Prepare and present a portfolio of project documentation.
Tendering Process
Using the Irish Government tendering process identify a suitable tender invitation and prepare a complete tender response.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Written Report % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 4 Learning Outcome 1,2,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Present a project scope document based on an identifying Tender Invitation.
Assessment Type Written Report % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 7 Learning Outcome 2,3,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Present a technical document which outlines a complete assessment of the Tender Invitation being undertaken.
Assessment Type Written Report % of Total Mark 60
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcome 4,5,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Present a well structured tender response, including a project portfolio outlining the complete project life cycle of the process undertaken
No Project
No Practical
No Final Examination

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Written Report % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 4 Learning Outcome 1,2,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Present a project scope document based on an identifying Tender Invitation.
Assessment Type Written Report % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 7 Learning Outcome 2,3,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Present a technical document which outlines a complete assessment of the Tender Invitation being undertaken.
Assessment Type Written Report % of Total Mark 60
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcome 4,5,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Present a well structured tender response, including a project portfolio outlining the complete project life cycle of the process undertaken
No Project
No Practical
No Final Examination

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

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact Course material and student direction Every Week 1.00 1
Tutorial Contact Skills development and practical workshops Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact Independent study and directed reading Every Week 5.00 5
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact Course material and student direction Every Week 1.00 1
Tutorial Contact Skills development and practical workshops Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact Independent study and directed reading Every Week 5.00 5
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Handbook of Technical Writing. (2009), Brusaw, Charles T, 12th. Prentice Hall, NY, [ISBN: 978-031257512].
  • Office of Government Procurement. (2017), PUBLIC PROCUREMENT GUIDELINES FOR GOODS AND SERVICES, Version 1, https://ogp.gov.ie/public-procurement-guidelines-for-goods-and-services/, Web Accessed 13/2/2019.
  • Enterprise Ireland. (2004), Guide to Tendering for Public Sector Contracts in Ireland and the United Kingdom, https://www.etenders.gov.ie/Media/Default/SiteContent/LegislationGuides/GuidetoTenderingforPublicSectorContractsinIrlandUK2004.pdf.
  • Markel, Michael. (2009), Technical Communication, 9th Ed. Bedford St. Martin's Press USA, [ISBN: 978-061237733].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources