Module Overview

Skills for Problem Solving

Module Aims:The aims of this module are to • introduce students to a structured approach to the analysis of problems • develop the students ability to apply specific techniques to the development of solutions to complex real world problems• provide an opportunity for students to develop their ability to work independently and in teams in the analysis of problems• introduce students to structured problem solving techniques related to IT

Module Code

BSIT H1025

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Introduction to Ideas about Problem Solving

Vertical and Lateral Thinkingde Bono Six Thinking Hats

Solving Problems

Thinking About Decision Making Identifying Alternatives Problem-Solving Strategies Problem-Solving Processes Decision Tree Analysis

Tools for Thinking

Modelling InformationSpray DiagramsMind MapsRich PicturesPOOCH (Problem, Options, Outcomes and Choices)PMI (Plus, Minus, Interesting)Problem Solving TechniquesDecision Trees Influence DiagramsFault Trees Multiple Cause DiagramsFishbone/Ishikawa Diagrams Flow DiagramsThese will be implemented using Microsoft Visio and PowerPoint

Problem Solving

Problem Solving Concepts for ITIntroduction to Programming StructureSequential LogicDecisionsLoopsCase LogicThese will be implemented using role play and robotic simulation

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100