This module is offered in 2020-21.


  • To provide students with a basic understanding of information and communication technologies (ICT).
  • To give practical, hands-on ICT skills and the ability to learn about new software and systems.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should:

  • Have developed a good technique for learning new applications.
  • Be able to use, with confidence, a variety of software applications.
  • Have acquired a variety of on-line sources of information.
  • Be familiar with some common computer operating systems.
  • Be able to understand and act on information provided in manuals, texts and on-line.
  • Be aware of the significance of computers in modern society.
  • Be able to communicate on computing issues with a technical or non-technical observer using an appropriate vocabulary.
  • Be able to produce well-structured and relevant reports using computer software.


  • Core Office: effective document production; data analysis; presentation skills.
  • World Wide Web: mark-up; cascading style-sheets; web editing.
  • Computers and Society: topical issues relating to modern computing.

Compulsory Elements

This module has the following compulsory elements in addition to those common to all sub-Honours modules (class tests, mark of 4 in each assessment component).

  • All module assignments must be submitted.

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Last Published: 19 Oct 2020.