|Course code EPINFO150||Units 10||English 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 2014
|Objectives||1. 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.
|Content||1. 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.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for EPINFO150|