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Introduction to Information Technology G (8936.4)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


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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, image processing and working with relational databases. The unit finishes with an introduction to human-computer interaction.
This unit may be cotaught with 4478 Introduction to Information Technology.

Learning Outcomes

On successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:

1. Review, analyse, and synthesise the theoretical foundations of information technology (including Boolean logic);

2. Calculate and convert binary numbers;

3. Design and write HTML webpages, including CSS;

4. Demonstrate strong 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;

5. Plan and execute the development of programs that can access databases and files;

6. Employ advanced programming principles and explain why these principles are important;

7. Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse a problem and to provide a solution in the form of software applications;

8. Test software applications in a systematic and efficient way; and

9. Apply fundamental principles of human-computer interaction.

Assessment Items

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Contact Hours

Up to 65 hours per semester.





Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

6694 Introduction to Software Technology G and 4478 Introduction to Information Technology

Equivalent Units

6694 Introduction to Software Technology G.

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