Information Technology

Course code EPINFO150Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

EPINFO150 Information Technology is designed to develop computing knowledge and skills for university study and beyond. The course covers a range of computer terminologies and concepts including hardware, software, communications and networks. The course also develops practical skills in the use of relevant software packages. A particular emphasis is placed on the role computers play in the management of data and information.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. Develop knowledge and skills for efficient computing in a tertiary environment.
2. Provide explanation and promote understanding of a broad range of computer terminologies and concepts.
3. Increase student awareness and skill across a range of relevant software applications for study, communication and business.
4. Build familiarity with database theory and establish basic skills in database design.
Content1. University Computing: familiarisation with the University's computing environment; exploration of commonly used tertiary teaching and learning tools.
2. Database: terminology related to database use and structure; use of a database package, such as Microsoft Access and its facilities; introductory relational database design.
3. Information Systems: overview; components; ethics.
4. Hardware: components; functions.
5. Software: divisions; roles.
6. Networks and communications: LANs, WANs and International networks; the use of the Internet for commerce; the use of networks for social and business communication.
7. Current computer issues.
8. History and development of the computer.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassTwo in class exams.
Examination: FormalHeld in University's examination period.
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesCase scenario/PBL exercise/s.
Presentations - GroupHeld in tutorial.
Contact HoursComputer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPINFO150