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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Computing Short Name: CSP02
Level: P Module Co-ordinator: GILLAM L Dr (Computing)
Number of credits: 30 Number of ECTS credits: 15
Module Availability
Two full semesters 46 working weeks
Assessment Pattern

Assessment Pattern


Unit(s) of Assessment


Weighting Towards Module Mark( %)


Professional Training Year Cycle 1 Evaluation




Qualifying Condition(s) 


A mark of 40% is required to pass this module. 



This module is compulsory. Compensation is permitted.


Module Overview

This module defines the first supervisor assessment of a Professional Training Year


Module Aims


Module Aims


During each cycle of the Professional Training Year, the student will aim to:


·          develop the technical and interpersonal skills needed for the placement.


·          adapt to the practices of the working environment.


·          observe the practical application of knowledge gained at University.


·          observe and learn about processes and methods outside the University programme.


Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes


A successful student will receive satisfactory ratings in the following areas:


·          Responsibilities and Achievements during the cycle


·          Progress towards completion of the BCS ISM tasks


·          Completion of all planned training


·          Development and demonstration of technical knowledge and skills


·          Demonstration of initiative and self reliance


·          Show a professional approach towards conduct & co-operation


·          Demonstrate effective task co-ordination and management


·          Demonstrate powers of clear expression & communication


Module Content

The assessment is made by both the visiting tutor and the placement supervisor on the basis of the student’s work and performance during the first six months of the Professional Training year.

Methods of Teaching/Learning

The module assesses achievements during the first half of a year of work in an industrial or commercial computing role.

Selected Texts/Journals
.Professional Training Handbook, Department of Computing.
Last Updated

08/09/2010 jg