Perspectives on Information Technology, 8 credits

Perspektiv på informationsteknologi, 8 hp

TDDD39

Main field of study

Information Technology

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Ola Leifler

Director of studies or equivalent

Peter Dalenius

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 64 h
Recommended self-study hours: 149 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CITE Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering 1 (Autumn 2017) 0, 1, 2 4, 4, 4 Swedish Linköping C

Main field of study

Information Technology

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is that the students should get an overview of information technology, and to introduce pedagogical methods used during the studies. After the course the student will be able to:

  • give examples of how information technology related to communication works, or how it affects the way people communicate
  • orally present and explain some technical application or its use, and relate the construction to relevant courses within the program
  • independently write a technical project report according to principles for scientific texts
  • research and critically review relevant sources, using library resources, and use these sources correclty in own text
  • participate constructively in group work
  • summarize the theoretical foundation for problem based learning and relate to own learning

Course content

The following topics are covered during lectures and seminars:

  • written and oral communication, the writing process, technical reports, technical language
  • library knowledge and source handling
  • problem based learning
  • group dynamics

Teaching and working methods

The course is centered around a group project work. Also, a couple of vignettes are used to support own learning. Students work in groups and are assigned a project by the course leader. Oral and written communication is addressed during lectures and seminars. Communication skills are trained during mandatory sessions. IDA has the main responsibility for the course, and teachers from CMTS handles the communication part. Project work is supervised by teachers from one of these departments, or from ISY, IFM, MAI or IMT. The course runs the entire fall semester.

Examination

UPG5Examination1 creditsU, G
BAS1Tutorial work2 creditsU, G
UPG4Project2 creditsU, G
UPG3Communication - presentation technique1 creditsU, G
UPG2Communication - written reports1 creditsU, G
UPG1Assignment - information retrieval1 creditsU, G
Grades are given as ‘Fail’ or ‘Pass’.

Grades

Two-grade scale, U, G

Department

Institutionen för datavetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Peter Dalenius

Examiner

Ola Leifler

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 64 h
Recommended self-study hours: 149 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books

  • Merkel, Magnus, (2002) Rapportskrivning. En lathund för studenter. BOKAB
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UPG5 Examination 1 credits U, G
BAS1 Tutorial work 2 credits U, G
UPG4 Project 2 credits U, G
UPG3 Communication - presentation technique 1 credits U, G
UPG2 Communication - written reports 1 credits U, G
UPG1 Assignment - information retrieval 1 credits U, G
Grades are given as ‘Fail’ or ‘Pass’.

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

Additional literature

Books

Merkel, Magnus, (2002) Rapportskrivning. En lathund för studenter. BOKAB

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
X
BAS1
UPG4

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X
X
BAS1
UPG4

                            
2.3 System thinking

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X
X
BAS1

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities
X

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X
BAS1
UPG4

                            
3.2 Communications
X
UPG1
UPG2
UPG3

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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