Information Technology Applications

Course code INFT3940Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Expands and integrates students' information technology skills and knowledge through the investigation of specific information technology applications. Considers how a range of information technology components is combined in solving relevant problems. Integrates students' information technology knowledge and skills with their knowledge in application domains.


This course has a Compulsory Course Component in the final examination.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students will have the ability to:
1. Understand how software and hardware components can be combined into commonly used and innovative information technology applications;
2. Develop information technology solutions to complex problems from a number of application domains;
3. Apply their information technology skills and knowledge to problems of the type they will encounter in the information technology profession.
Content1. A number of diverse applications of Information Technology
2. The methods and techniques used in each application
3. Where appropriate, the software packages used to implement each application.

The applications addressed will vary from time to time, in keeping with the rapid change in Information Technology. Examples might be: computer-based modelling; real-time techniques; artificial intelligence; robotics; and cryptography.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeINFT2008
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: FormalFinal Examination. This component has a Compulsory Course Component. A mark of at least 40% in the Final Examination is required to demonstrate that the student has fulfilled Course Objective 1 (understands how software and hardware components can be combined into commonly used and innovative information technology applications) and Course Objective 3 (able to apply their information technology skills and knowledge to problems to the type they will encounter professionally). The Assignments deal with only two of these techniques. The Final Examination is where students are asked to demonstrate their knowledge across the full range of techniques addressed in the course. On passing the exam, a final mark will be given in the course and it will be recorded that the student has satisfied the Compulsory Course Component.

All students sitting the examination will be judged to have had sufficient opportunity to demonstrate their attainment of the relevant course objectives. Those who fail to satisfy the Compulsory Course Component will have the normal avenues of appeal open to them. In the event of a successful appeal the student will be given a supplementary assessment to determine whether the student has satisfied the Compulsory Course Component.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for INFT3940