Introduction to Information Systems and Technology

Course code INFO1010Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Provides an introduction to the basic knowledge and techniques needed to use computers effectively in learning environments and subsequent study and employment. Explains information systems and computer hardware and software concepts and introduces various communication techniques. Includes a hands-on approach to helping students become proficient in the use of computers as personal productivity tools. Students will develop competency with common software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
OurimbahSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of the course students will:

1. be able to understand the concepts of computer systems and information systems;
2. have developed their communication skills by way of computer-based technologies;
3. be able to identify their data management needs and effectively manage their data resources;
4. be able to make effective use of various data management tools and other appropriate software tools.
ContentThis course will cover a selection of topics from the following: word processing; spreadsheets; databases; presentation software; information systems; library information systems, scholarly writing; understanding data; digital representation of data; fundamentals of information technology hardware and software.

Where appropriate, the course will entail hands-on experience with software tools to enhance personal and professional productivity.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeBasic Computing Skills
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Examination: Class
Examination: Formal
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for INFO1010