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COMP20902: Study Abroad (2007-2008)

This is an archived syllabus from 2007-2008

Study Abroad
Level: 2
Credit rating: 60
Pre-requisites: Adequate competency in the language of the country/region to be visited; II.(i) level of attainment in the first year.
Co-requisites: No Co-requisites
Duration: Second Semester
Lectures: Depends on Placement
Examples classes: Depends on Placement
Labs: Depends on Placement
Course lecturer: not assignedAdditional staff: view all staff
Assessment Breakdown
Exam: 0%
Coursework: 0%
Lab: 0%

Aims

The aims of a period of study abroad are: to undertake study in a foreign country (i.e. not the UK, and not in the country in which you were brought up if this was not the UK), to broaden your perspective on Computer Science while studying course units roughly corresponding to those in the equivalent semester in Manchester, to increase your language skills, and to increase your appreciation of a foreign culture.

Placements are currently available in the following locations:

Oulu (Finland), Lille (France), Nice (France), Brauschweig (Germany), Karlsruhe (Germany), Heraklion (Greece), Bozen-Bolzano (Italy), Milan (Italy), Padova (Italy), Pisa (Italy), Venice (Italy), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Barcelona (Spain), Pais Vasco (Spain), Linkoping (Sweden), Lund (Sweden), Skovde (Sweden).

Note that teaching is normally in the native language of the country visited, except for Bozen-Bolzano (where Computer Science is taught in English), and some English teaching in Sweden.

For more info, follow the `additional information' link below.

If interested, please see Dr. Banach in the first instance.

Learning Outcomes

These depend heavily on the course of studies followed in the country to be visited. However in more general terms, a student, on completing his or her period abroad, should have:

Undertaken study in a foreign country.
Studied course units in Computer Science broadly equivalent to those in the equivalent semester in Manchester.
Increased their language skills.
Increased their appreciation of a foreign culture.

Assessment of Learning outcomes

Locally, this depends on the course of studies followed in the country to be visited. Furthermore, a report (approx. 1500 words) should be submitted to the ERASMUS/SOCRATES coordinator upon return.

Contribution to Programme Learning Outcomes

D1 and D4 in general terms, plus others that will depend on the course of studies followed in the country to be visited.

Syllabus

This depends on the course of studies followed in the country to be visited but course units will be selected which match as closely as possible the programme that would have been taken in Manchester.