Module Overview

Career Development and IT

This module introduces students to the concept of personal and professional development. Several strands are considered, including: Transition into higher education and the development of graduate attributes; personal development; reflection on learning. In addition, information technology workshops on using computers for professional purposes are covered. The module uses material from the core chemistry module CHEM1002 to contextualise the activities completed.

Module Code

CHEM 1010

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Transition to Third Level:
What to expect
Services available to students and how to access them

Information Literacy Workshops
Getting started with the TU Dublin Library website
Access to TU Dublin Library accounts, exam papers, program docs and related passwords
Finding and using textbooks, journals, eBooks andeJournals
An introduction to chemistry subject portals, databases and search engines. An introduction to meta-search engines

Graduate Attributes
What are they
How these skills relate to both their academic career and future career paths
Self-assessment/reflection on skills

Scientific Presentation
Summaries on scientific topics, preparing and presenting posters / infographics and / or oral presentations / science demonstrations.

IT Lab Work
5 workshops on Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Chemical Drawing packages.

Students will learn through a series of IT workshops on a range of Microsoft Office software and chemical drawing packages, and through lectures, tutorials and in-class group work.

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