ENVR06065 2013 Information Technology 1 Computer Apps for Environ Investigation

General Details

Full Title
Information Technology 1 Computer Apps for Environ Investigation
Transcript Title
Information Technology 1
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
ESCI - Environmental Science
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Guy Marsden
Programme Membership
SG_SENER_B07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Energy, Sustainability

This module provides an introduction to computer applications appropriate to academic requirements using MicroSoft Office. A range of data compilation and file management processes are introduced in order to provide the student with competence in a range of computing tasks.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Log onto the college network to perform printing and standard file management tasks on the network and for file management on removable storage devices.


Identify the main component parts and peripheral devices of a standard computer system.


Create documentation using Word processing software incorporating a range of data management and editing techniques.


Compile and edit data sets using Spread sheet software to include formulae, chart construction, and object linking.


Produce slides using Presentation software for staging presentations incorporating a range of multi-media techniques.


Use Internet for academic research and e-mail for communication purposes.

Module Assessment Strategies

Comtinuous Assessment Tests shall be conducted periodically during the semester. 

Indicative Syllabus

Basic concepts of Information Technology used in environmental investigation and for academic work.

Main components of computer systems and computer architecture to include a range of appropriate peripheral and storage devices.

Tasks using computer applications to include word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software. Use of Internet & e-mail for research and communications.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Practical activities performed in class Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Computer Applications 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

EMichael Miller 2012     Computer Basics Absolute Beginner's Guide, Windows 8 Edition, 6/ (ISBN-10: 0789750015) 

James Kennedy  2012       Complete ECDL 5, E/2  (ISBN 10: 0717150518)

Other Resources


Additional Information

This module is common to ES EP ESE and AR Year 1 students