Information Technology

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Assessment Items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario 1

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario 2

In Term Test: Theory Test

Presentation: Presentations

In Term Test: Final Practical Examination

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario 3

Formal Examination: Final Written Examination

Contact Hours

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks