Checking date: 01/07/2021

Course: 2023/2024

Seminars: Emerging Issues
Master in Computer Science and Technology (Plan: 462 - Estudio: 71)

Coordinating teacher: TOLEDO HERAS, MARIA PAULA DE

Department assigned to the subject: Computer Science and Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
No previous requirement is needed.
1. Basic skills: a. Knowledge and understanding that provide a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and / or applying ideas, often in a research context. b. That students are able to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments based on information that was incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. c. Students must possess the learning skills that enable them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous 2. General skills: a. Ability to apply the acquired knowledge and to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader and multidisciplinary contexts, to be able to integrate this knowledge. b. Ability to adequately and with some originality elaborate compositions written or reasoned arguments, drafting plans, work projects or scientific articles formulate reasonable assumptions. 3. Specific skills: a. Critical capacity of scientists in the field of Computer Engineering technical documents and analysis. b. Knowing the meaning of scientific research. Learning outcomes acquired by the student: to. Gain knowledge of research work not covered in the subjects. b. Capacity for critical analysis of the rapporteur's proposals. c. Ability to continue studying autonomously.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Throughout the course several seminars, taught by professors from other institutions, in which the speaker will present a specific research topic, related to the various subjects offered in the Master, will be offered.
Learning activities and methodology
The purpose of this course is to offer students a series of lecture-seminars aimed at fostering the curiosity of our students, making them think about current, controversial, pioneering, etc. topics. Between 3 and 6 seminars are offered throughout the academic year, for a total of 6 credits. Students attend these seminars and, as explained above, they must complete a critical paper that is submitted to the subject coordinator for grading. On the following page you can access the seminars held in previous years and those to be held in the current academic year. Seminars 2020-2021 Seminars 2019-2020 Seminars 2018-2019 Seminars 2017-2018 Seminars 2016-2017 Seminars 2015-2016 Seminars 2014-2015 Seminars 2013-2014
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 100
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 0
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Angelika Hofmann. Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations. Oxford Univ Press. 2016
  • Margaret Cargill and Patrick O'Connor. Writing Scientific Research Articles: Strategy and Steps. Wiley. 2013
  • Tim Skern. Writing Scientific English: A Workbook. Utb Gmbh. 2011
Additional Bibliography
  • Jennifer Peat. Scientific Writing: Easy When You Know How. John Wiley & Sons. John Wiley & Sons, 2011
  • Stephen B.. Heard The Scientist¿s Guide to Writing: How to Write More Easily and Effectively throughout Your Scientific Career. Princeton University Press. 2016

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.