CSC4019Z - Research & Innovation

16 credits at NQF level 8

Entry Requirements:

BSc degree with a major in Computer Science. An overall pass for the coursework component of this degree. Course entry requirements: Admission to BSc Hons specialising in Computer Science or Information Technology.

Course Outline:

This course introduces students to knowledge essential for computer professionals and researchers. The course develops communication and writing skills and introduces basic research methodology. The first module of the course focusses on Professional Communications in general, including written and visual communication. A second component teaches entrepreneurship as New Venture Planning: a critical element of economic development. This module introduces students to the ideas, theories and concepts associated with entrepreneurial ventures, with a focus on the elements needed to develop a viable business plan. A third module teaches scientific writing and research methods for statistical analysis and evaluation of data.