School of Computer Science

Module 25345 (2018)

Module description - Professional Computing

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Module Title Professional Computing
School School of Computer Science
Module Code 06-25345
Level 2/I
Member of Staff Phillip Smith
Semester Semester 1 - 10 credits

Formal lecture-format presentations by module staff and visiting lecturers, group work.

Contact Hours: Approximately 20 (lectures + student presentations)


The module introduces students to ethical, social, legal and professional issues in computing in combination with report writing skills. Student participation is an important component of the module, both in researching and presenting material. Some lectures are given by external speakers with appropriate professional experience.


On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

  1. identify, demonstrate an understanding of and describe ethical, social, legal and professional issues in computing
  2. discuss these issues in a balanced and lucid way
  3. make good presentations of views in a formal report format

Sessional: examination (50%), continuous assessment (50%)

Supplementary (where allowed): Repeat only.

The continuous assessment consists of an individual report and group presentation material.