Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1, Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
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.
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.
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
Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term