Professional Skills and Placement

scienceProfessional Skills and Placement

Professional Skills and Placement

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Computing students need to be able to communicate effectively at all levels within any organization.

The Professional Skills cluster of modules provides students with a structured, practical and meaningful way to develop written, oral and presentation skills. After completing the Professional Skills suite of modules, computing students will be able to write reports, develop technical documents and deliver technical demonstrations to audiences in both Academic and Business Environments.

All students have the opportunity to undertake a period of Work Placement for a semester in the third year of their degree, allowing them to put into practice the academic theory which they learned in the years prior to the placement semester. As well as learning new knowledge and skills in industry, they gain valuable insights into working life which helps them to make informed career decisions later. It also helps to develop their curriculum vitae, enhances their employability and kickstarts the creation of a network of potential contacts for their future career, following graduation.


pdf-icon  Communication Skills 
pdf-icon  Professional Communications 
pdf-icon  The Computer Industry 


pdf-icon Creative Problem Solving 
pdf-icon Industrial Placement 1
pdf-icon Industrial Placement 2
pdf-icon Job Readiness 
pdf-icon  Learning Portfolio- Flexible Semester 
pdf-icon Professional Certification 1
pdf-icon Professional Certification 2
pdf-icon Professional Practice 
pdf-icon Project 
pdf-icon Study Abroad 1
pdf-icon Study Abroad 2
pdf-icon Voluntary Organisation Project 1
pdf-icon Voluntary Organisation Project 2
pdf-icon Work Placement


pdf-icon Career Development Skills 
pdf-icon Computing Ethics
pdf-icon ICT Skills Placement
pdf-icon  Project 1 (Development)
pdf-icon Project 1 (Research)
pdf-icon  Project 2  (Development)
pdf-icon Project 2  (Research)
pdf-icon Project 2  IT (Prototyping)
pdf-icon Project 2  IT (Research)
pdf-icon  Project and Change Management 
pdf-icon  Work Placement (15 credits)

Post Graduate

pdf-icon  Dissertation
pdf-icon  Ethics and e-Privacy
pdf-icon  Research Methods and Dissertation Proposal
pdf-icon  Socio-Technical Entrepreneurship
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