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

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2019

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Singapore)

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Comprehend the concepts of hardware and software systems;

2. Comprehend the different software development models;

3. Recognise ethical issues related to hardware and software systems;

4. Model how hardware and software systems work;

5. Work and communicate as an effective member of a well-managed team;

6. Comprehend and use appropriate project management techniques and tools;

7. Recognise and/or construct examples of mathematical objects, such as sets and functions;

8. Comprehend the concepts of mathematical models, (e.g. propositional logic, trees);

9. Understand how computing is part of the ICT industry.


Content

1)    Concepts of hardware and software systems;

2)    Software development;

3)    Ethical issues;

4)    Modelling hardware and software systems;

5)    Group communication skills;

6)    Project management;

7)    Fundamentals of discrete mathematics;

8)    Computing in the ICT industry. 


Requisite

This course has similarities to INFT1001. If you have completed INFT1001 you cannot enrol in this course.


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