Module Title:Computer Applications
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from lecturer to student. Lab sessions - communication of knowledge by demonstration from lecturer to students. Problem solving - students will undertake a statistical survey project to practically apply the applications. Self-directed learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to introduce the student to the theory of hardware, software and telecommunications. In addition, the student will be introduced to File Management, the college email system, Word Processing and Spreadsheet skills.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 The learner should be able to build and amend a directory structure in the file system.
LO2 The learner should be able to develop a formatted report using features of Word Processing software.
LO3 The learner should be able to apply features of spreadsheet software to calculate results.
LO4 The learner should be able to utilise presentation software to make a presentation.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
No indicative content
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Indicative: Formative assessment of L01 1 0.00 Week 1
Practical/Skills Evaluation Indicative: Assessment of completion of excel analysis of survey data. This will be an Excel file with detailed analysis. 3 40.00 Week 7
Project Indicative: Assessment of completion of a Word report on Excel findings. 2 40.00 Week 10
Presentation Indicative: Assessment of use of presentation software and presenting skills. 4 20.00 Week 12
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practicals Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 7.00
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBACT_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting 1 Mandatory