Foundations of Information Technology
|Course code INFT1001||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT|
This course introduces students to the principles and techniques involved in utilizing new information technologies. This includes technical skills required to model and develop working software solutions, as well as developing the career long skills required to work and manage tasks in a team environment, with the creativity and communication skills required in the modern IT environment.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On completion of this course students will be able to:|
1. Understand the nature of the IT industry.
2. Recognise the context and constraints of any information system.
3. Recognise ethical issues associated with the use of IT.
4. Model and analyse the ways that organizations or other systems work.
5. Build appropriate models for the operation of an information system.
6. Build an application which uses web and database technologies to provide a solution to a realistic problem.
7. Work and communicate as an effective member of a well managed team.
|Content||The course will cover topics such as:|
1. the nature of the ICT sector and careers in the ICT sector.
2. the key concepts of project management and team-work; including the use of relevant project management software tools.
3. the tools for problem analysis and modeling; including processes for object modeling and system design.
4. the practical design of creative solutions to problems; with examples from the creative industries such as digital media and gaming.
5. the ethical implications of IT applications; with a focus on issues such as privacy protection.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for INFT1001|