Foundations of Information Technology

Course code INFT1001Units 10Level 1000Faculty 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

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
UoN SingaporeTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn 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.
ContentThe 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.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Lecture
Integrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignments
Examination: FormalExamination
Contact HoursComputer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for INFT1001