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Introduction to Information Technology (4478.9)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology

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Syllabus

This unit provides an introduction and overview to computer systems, information technology and software technology from a technological point of view. The unit covers the mathematical and theoretical foundations of computer science, including Boolean logic, an overview of computer architecture as well as the fundamental concepts of modern programming languages. Students will learn basic web programming and will develop small event-driven applications using a Graphical User Interface. Data structures include arrays. Those parts of the software engineering process, in particular testing and debugging, which are applicable to an introductory subject are incorporated. The subject also includes an introduction to graphics and relational databases. The unit finishes with an introduction to human-computer interaction.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of information technology (including binary numbers and Boolean logic);

2. Design and write HTML webpages, including CSS;

3. Demonstrate competency in applying fundamental programming concepts and data structures to create small software applications using a graphical user interface and a variety of controls for user interaction, and employing good programming principles;

4. Understand the fundamentals of file input/output and relational databases; and

5. Test software applications in a systematic and efficient way.

Assessment Items

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Contact Hours

Up to 65 hours per semester.

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.

Referenced Courses



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