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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2008 - 2009

Module Title Modern Technology 2: Elect.&Comms.
Module Code PS130
School DCUBS

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Module Co-ordinatorDr Eamonn CunninghamOffice NumberN137
Level 1 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
Module Aim:An introduction to modern technology, at a non-technical level, but sufficient to give an appropriate background to people using and marketing these technologies.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes:•Will become sufficiently familiar with the technologies underpinning modern life to understand their capabilities and possible applications.•Will be able to communicate with technically qualified staff on the capabilities and limitations of both current and emerging technologies.•Ability to market technological products to both technically aware and non-technically aware customers.•Have sufficient background in the underlying science to be able to adapt to new technologies.

Indicative Time Allowances
Independent Learning Time 75

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
Indicative Syllabus:Electronics & computersModern electronic devices, NanotechnologyInformation storage & computer memory Hard disks & other computer memory systemsAudio TechnologyDigital and analogue sound reproduction Digital sound storage & MP3s Lasers & CDs Analogue & digital radio broadcastingVideo TechnologyDigital cameras, scanners & imagingAnalogue & digital televisionVideos, DVDs & blue laser DVDsCommunication systemsFixed line phone systemMobile phone systemISDN, data networks and alternative systems, Optical Fibres & communication
Continuous Assessment0% Examination Weight100%
Indicative Reading List
Indicative Reading List:Essential: How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life. (2nd edition)Louis A Bloomfield. Wiley and Sons 2001
Programme or List of Programmes
LICBA Languages for Int. Communication
MINTBSc Marketing, Innovation & Technology