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Study Skills for Engineering Students (ICT)

Code

IT-SSE1

Version

1.0

Offered by

ICT Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

General admittance requirements

Main purpose

To develop the student’s basic skills and competences for the excellent performance of study and project related activities that are required in the process of working towards an engineering degree.

Knowledge

The student should be able to:
  • Explain the study activity model, CDIO, SOLO taxonomy, VIA Engineering’s DNA
  • Differentiate between different learning styles and identify own preferred learning style
  • Explain the strengths and weaknesses of Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
  • Outline the stages of team development (such as the Tuckman stages)
  • Identify motivational factors in a group setting
  • Understand culture’s influence on values and norms and outline cultural traits that can influence team work in a project
  • Understand the project phases, including problem analysis, problem formulation and project planning
  • Understand the role of the supervisor and project facilitation in general
  • List the features of academic and technical writing and understand the concept of plagiarism
  • Define the characteristics of reliable sources (source criticism)
 

Skills

The student should be able to:
  • Apply good study techniques for planning, reading and note-taking in an intentional manner
  • Prepare and deliver oral presentations using different rhetorical techniques
  • Communicate correctly taking target audience into consideration
  • Characterise typical group behaviour and group roles
  • Apply an appropriate project methodology based on the VIA ICT Engineering guidelines
 

Competences

The students should be able to:
  • Reflect on active learning and how take responsibility for own learning
  • Analyse and apply team dynamics such as communication, motivation, decision-making and conflict resolution
  • Reflect on the importance of work style and behaviour, team roles and culture
  • Generate a project outcome (report, appendix, etc.) that demonstrates effective communication skills
 

Topics

Teaching methods and study activities

Class presentations by teacher and students, hands on exercises and group activities, hand ins and tests during the semester.
 
Student Activity Model
CATEGORY 1
Participation of lecturer and students
Initiated by the lecturer
44 hours - 32%
Hands on exercises and presentations in class
Workshops
Tests
 
CATEGORY 2
Participation of students
Initiated by the lecturer
44 hours - 32 %
Assignments
Team work
Project formation work
Exercises
Homework and preparation for tests
 
CATEGORY 3
Participation of students
Initiated by students
47 hours - 34 %
Homework and preparation for tests
Self-study
Project work
Study groups
Literature search
 
CATEGORY 4
Participation of students and lecturers
Initiated by students
3 hours - 2%
Meetings and facilitation

 

Resources

Online sources available on Itslearning.

Evaluation

Approval/non-approval criteria:
 
* Minimum 80 % attendance.
* Minimum three tests (written/oral) to be passed
 

Examination

​Approval/non-approval.

Students who fail to comply with the above approval criteria, will fail the course (use one exam attempt) and be registered for a 20 minute oral re-exam (2nd exam attempt). 

The competences achieved in this course will be assessed at the project exams.

Grading criteria

Approval/non-approval.

Additional information

Responsible

Mona Wendel Andersen

Valid from

8/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Compulsory Course for all ICT Engineering
1. semester

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