CITS4008 Scientific Communication

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Computer Science and Software Engineering [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Content
This unit covers practical aspects of communication in the computational and related sciences. The principal emphasis is on the writing of technical English, for presenting ideas in the form of research papers and theses. Also covered is the design and presentation of experimental studies, the presentation of seminars, and the design and construction of web pages.
Outcomes
Students are able to demonstrate practical skills in communication in the computational sciences, principally in written papers but also in seminar delivery and constructing web pages.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following way: practical portfolio of written work. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Winthrop Professor Mohammed Bennamoun
Unit rules
Incompatibility:
CITS7200 Scientific Communication
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.