INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS

CSE1ITF

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will be provided with a general and practical introduction to information technology for students in all disciplines. It covers: fundamental principles of computer operation, the main hardware components of the computer, data storage and retrieval, introduction to system software, introduction to data communications, computer networks, the Internet; operating systems, file management systems, security, introduction to information systems; application software modules: spreadsheets, database packages, the World Wide Web.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMahardhika Pratama

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BUS1MIS, INT1ITF

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBENDIGO CAMPUS: Discovering computers 2009 (introductory)PrescribedShelly, Cashman & Vermaat.THOMSON, 2009
ReadingsFSTE First Year Survival Guide (second edition)RecommendedFaculty of Science, Technology and EngineeringLA TROBE UNIVERSITY 2012

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and discuss the functions of the main hardware components of a computer.

Activities:
Five lectures on the main hardware components of a computer. Four associated tutorials with short answer questions on the hardware components of a system and their use.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Discipline-specific GCs
Critical Thinking

02. Differentiate between the main types of computer networks, be able to explain the purpose of the major network components and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different data communication media.

Activities:
Two lectures on communication between computing devices and an introduction to the types of computer networks. Two associated tutorials with short answer questions on data communications and computer networks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs

03. Describe the main types of software, the role of the software and how software is run on the computer.

Activities:
Three lectures on types of software, their features and uses. Three associated tutorials on software and how software is run on a computer.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Discipline-specific GCs

04. Analyse a simple problem and develop a spreadsheet to model the problem.

Activities:
Four lectures on using a spreadsheet package and guidelines for constructing spreadsheets. Four associated labs developing spreadsheets.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy
Creative Problem-solving

05. Design and construct basic web pages using HTML and style sheets.

Activities:
Four lectures on web page design, and developing web pags using HTML and CSS. Four associated labs on creating and testing web pages.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Discipline-specific GCs

06. Develop and interpret simple database tables, queries and reports.

Activities:
Three lectures onncreating simple database tables and developing related queries and reports. Three associated labs on using simple DBMS to create and modify tables, queries and reports.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs

07. Identify and discuss relatively clear-cut ethical issues related to Information Technology.

Activities:
One lecture identifying and discussing ethical issues. One associate tutorial proposing a number of ethical issues and discussing them.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Discipline-specific GCs
Ethical Awareness

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTim Whitfort

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"tutorial/laboratory class"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour examinationHurdle requirement: In order to pass the unit, students must obtain an overall pass grade, pass the examination and pass the overall non-examination components.060 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one 750-word assignment015 01, 04
one 750-word assignment015 05, 07
five tutorial assessments010 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMahardhika Pratama

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"laboratory/tutorial class"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour examinationHurdle requirement: In order to pass the unit, students must obtain an overall pass grade, pass the examination and pass the overall non-examination components.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
four assignments equivalent to 2000-words40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMahardhika Pratama

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour examinationHurdle requirement: In order to pass the unit, students must obtain an overall pass grade, pass the examination and pass the overall non-examination components.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
four assignments equivalent to 2000-words40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMahardhika Pratama

Class requirements

Lecture
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Computer Laboratory
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour examinationHurdle requirement: In order to pass the unit, students must obtain an overall pass grade, pass the examination and pass the overall non-examination components.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
four assignments equivalent to 2000-words40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMahardhika Pratama

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 46
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Computer Laboratory Week: 46
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour examinationHurdle requirement: In order to pass the unit, students must obtain an overall pass grade, pass the examination and pass the overall non-examination components.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
four assignments equivalent to 2000-words40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07