INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS

CSE4IFU

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will learn computer system organization and its associated topics. It covers the hardware components of the computer, data storage and retrieval, and introduces system software, computer networks, data communications, the Internet, operating systems, file management systems and security. You will also be introduced to information systems and application software packages.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHuawei Tu

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsBUS1MIS OR CSE1ITF OR CSP4ITF

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Computer Systems: An Integrated Approach to Architecture and Operating systems

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRamachandran & Leahy

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPearson

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify and critically evaluate functions of the main hardware components of computers.
02. Differentiate between main types of computer networks and explain the purpose of major network components including any advantages and disadvantages of different data communication media.
03. Analyse and evaluate the requirements and functionality of different types of software.
04. Critically examine simple problems and develop spreadsheets to model these problems.
05. Design and construct basic web pages using HTML and style sheets based on specific requirements.
06. Develop and interpret simple database tables, queries and reports based on specific requirements.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHuawei Tu

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2-hour examination

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Assignment 1 (equivalent to 1000 words)An assignment on hardware organization and data communication

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2

Assignment 2 (equivalent to 1000 words)An assignment on web page construction

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO5

Five tutorial work submissions (each submission is equivalent to 200 words, total 1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHuawei Tu

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2-hour examination

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Assignment 1 (equivalent to 1000 words)An assignment on hardware organization and data communication

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2

Assignment 2 (equivalent to 1000 words)An assignment on web page construction

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO5

Five tutorial work submissions (each submission is equivalent to 200 words, total 1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6