Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


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.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2019.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able 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.


  1. 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.

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

Formal Examination: Final 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 assessment 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.

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