The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook

Description

This course introduces students to the principles and techniques behind hardware and software systems. This includes the technical skills required to model and develop working software solutions and identify related ethical issues. This course also develops the career-long skills required to work and manage tasks in a team environment. Discrete mathematics is an important part of the basic knowledge of any professional in the ICT sector and this course will introduce the student to some of its key concepts.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Describe the concepts and interdependencies of hardware and software systems;

2. Apply different software development models;

3. Explain ethical issues associated with the use of IT in business;

4. Model and analyse the ways that organisations or other systems work;

5. Describe the history of computing, its role in the ICT industry, and societal impact;

6. Work and communicate as an effective member of a well-managed team utilising appropriate project management techniques and tools.


Content

1)    Fundamentals of hardware and software systems;

2)    Introduction to software development;

3)    Ethical issues in computing;

4)    Introduction to requirement engineering;

5)    History, role, and societal impact of computing;

6)    Team work, responsibility and communications.


Requisite

This course has similarities to INFT1001 and INFT1150. If you have successfully completed either you cannot enrol in COMP1010.


Assessment items

Report: Group Report

Presentation: Group Presentation

Formal Examination: Formal Examination *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students whose overall mark in the course is 50% or more, but who score less than 40% in the compulsory item and thus fail to demonstrate the required proficiency, will be awarded a Criterion Fail grade, which will show as FF on their formal transcript. However, students in this position who have scored at least 25% in the compulsory item will be allowed to undertake a supplementary 'capped' assessment in which they can score at most 50% of the possible mark for that item.

Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 2

Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 2

Online

Lecture

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Workshop

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 2

PSB Singapore

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 2