INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS

CSP4ITF

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will be provided with a general and practical introduction to information technology appropriate to all disciplines. The subject 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. Students will also be introduced to information systems and application software packages.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

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

Prerequisites Must be admitted into the Postgraduate Enabling Program (PEP)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsCSE1ITF OR BUS1MIS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThe subject is designed for LTCA to be delivered in Master Bridging course only.

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

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPerson

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 discuss the 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. Describe and evaluate the main types of software, their roles, needs and functions
04. Critically analyse simple problems in their field and develop a spreadsheets to model these problems.
05. Design and construct basic web pages using HTML and style sheets to solve practical real-world problems
06. Develop and interpret simple database tables, queries and reports to solve practical problems

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Bundoora (La Trobe College), 2021, Week 10-25, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 25
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 25
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
Tutorial/Laboratory Class

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 3-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Assignment 1 (equivalent to 750 words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO4
Assignment 2 (equivalent to 750 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO5
Five tutorial submission assessments (equivalent to 1000 words in total)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Bundoora (La Trobe College), 2021, Week 27-38, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 27 - 38
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 27 - 38
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
Tutorial/Laboratory Class

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 3-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Assignment 1 (equivalent to 750 words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO4
Assignment 2 (equivalent to 750 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO5
Five tutorial submission assessments (equivalent to 1000 words in total)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Bundoora (La Trobe College), 2021, Week 42-05, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 42 - 0
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 42 - 0
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
Tutorial/Laboratory Class

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 3-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Assignment 1 (equivalent to 750 words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO4
Assignment 2 (equivalent to 750 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO5
Five tutorial submission assessments (equivalent to 1000 words in total)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6