INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorSimon Egerton
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Incompatible subjects BUS1MIS
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||BENDIGO CAMPUS: Discovering computers 2009 (introductory)||Prescribed||Shelly, Cashman & Vermaat.||THOMSON, 2009|
|Readings||FSTE First Year Survival Guide (second edition)||Recommended||Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering||LA TROBE UNIVERSITY 2012|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Identify and discuss the functions of the main hardware components of a computer.
- One lecture on the main hardware components of a computer.
02. Differentiate between the main types of computer networks, explain the purpose of the major network components and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different data communication media.
- One lecture on communication between computing devices and an introduction to the types of computer networks.
03. Describe the main types of software, the role of the software and how software is run on the computer.
- One lecture on types of software, their features and uses. One associated lab on software and how software is run on a computer.
04. Analyse a simple problem in a given field of study and develop a spreadsheet to model the problem.
- One lecture on using a spreadsheet package and guidelines for constructing spreadsheets. Two associated labs developing spreadsheets.
05. Design and construct basic web pages using HTML and style sheets to solve a practical problem.
- Four lectures on web page design, and developing web pags using HTML and CSS. Four associated labs on creating and testing web pages.
06. Develop and interpret simple database tables, queries and reports to solve practical problem.
- 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.
07. Solve practical problems in a given field of study using knowledge gained during the lecture
- One lecture discusses problem solving of practical problem and integration of IT techniques learned in the previous lectures. One associated lab on system's integration.
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Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Egerton
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|One 2-hour examination||60||01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06|
|Assignment 1: 750 words||15||01, 04|
|Assignment 2: 750 words||15||05, 07|
|Five tutorial assessments (200-word equivalent each)||10||04, 05, 06|