Information Technology for the Workplace (6587.7)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Online
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Technology||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of, and have gained hands-on experience in, how computer systems work and how they connect to the network at the workplace and the internet;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the day-to-day aspects of computer security;
3. Use application software, including desktop processing software, (For e.g.Office Productivity Software Suite);
4. Set up a website and to use Web 2.0 technology (blogs, wiki, file/data sharing);
5. Show an understanding of concepts on contemporary mobile computing and communication;
6. Computer administration tasks;
7. Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between proprietary and open source IT solutions; and
8. Recognise the benefits of different cloud computing application software for workplace.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
- 8520 Information Technology for the Workplace G.
Assumed knowledgeBasic working knowledge of how to use a computer.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||Online||Dr Sumaira Qureshi|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||01 June 2021||Online||Dr Sumaira Qureshi|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Online||Dr Sumaira Qureshi|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Online||Dr Sumaira Qureshi|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2022||Online||Dr Sumaira Qureshi|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Online||Dr Sumaira Qureshi|
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
The final unit mark will be calculated by adding together the weighted scores of all assessment items (see section 5 for assessment items and weightings).
Normally a final unit mark ≥ 50 is required to pass the unit. For this unit, in addition to this requirement, a score of at least 40% on the final assessment is required to pass the unit.
- Students whose final assessment score is ≥ 40% will receive a final grade as determined according to the final unit mark according to the university grading schema.
- Students whose final assessment score is <40% will receive a final grade of NX (Fail), regardless of the final unit mark. This means that if you have failed the final assessment, you will fail the unit, even if your final unit mark would normally otherwise indicate that you have passed. For example, a student who has a final unit mark of 65/100, but failed the final assessment with a score of 10/30, will still receive a final unit mark of 65 but will also receive a final grade of NX (Fail) and will have failed the unit.
- Students who do not participate in the final assessment will receive a final grade of NC (Not Complete), regardless of the final unit mark.
- Students who do not participate in any assessment items will receive a final grade of NN (Non-participation)
The unit convener reserves the right to question students on any of their submitted work and may adjust awarded marks based on this questioning.
See https://www.canberra.edu.au/content/myuc/home/course/grading.html for the full grading schema and grade descriptors.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Unit Workload (approximate)
|2 hours/week (11 weeks)||
Workshops (online lab attendance)
|2 hours/week (5 weeks)||
|Workshops (online videos) - students to watch in their own time||2 hours/week (6 weeks)||12|
Weekly study commitments in addition to the 3 items above
|3 hours/week (12 weeks)||
|preparing and submitting the assignment||20|
|preparing and submitting the assignment||20|
4 online quizzes
|each with 2 hour preparation, 1 hour quiz||
|preparing and submitting the assessment||
Inclusion and engagement
Your participation in online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
As described in detail in 5b, A score of at least 40% on the final assessment is required to pass the unit.
Required IT skills
Ability to use a computer, including managing files, running programs, and browsing the internet.
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 2, 2021, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (202290)
- Winter Term, 2021, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (201320)
- Semester 1, 2021, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (200311)
- Semester 2, 2020, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (195761)
- Winter Term, 2020, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (194963)
- Semester 1, 2020, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (193647)
- Semester 2, 2019, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (185542)
- Winter Term, 2019, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (185661)
- Semester 1, 2019, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (185242)
- Semester 2, 2018, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (181733)
- Winter Term, 2018, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (183371)
- Semester 1, 2018, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (183314)