Introduction to Information Technology G (8936.4)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Technology||Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit may be cotaught with 4478 Introduction to Information Technology.
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
Incompatible units6694 Introduction to Software Technology G and 4478 Introduction to Information Technology
Equivalent units6694 Introduction to Software Technology G.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Julio Romero|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Online||Dr Julio Romero|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Julio Romero|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Julio Romero|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Julio Romero|
Starting Out with Python, Global Edition
Practice of Computing Using Python, The: Pearson New International Edition
Pearson Education Limited
Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach
Quantum Computing: An Applied Approach
Springer International Publishing
A limited number of copies of these books will be available from the library.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assignments will be submitted electronically through the Unit Website. For the HTML web programming module, this will be the HTML code, CSS file and all other required data files. For the Python programming module, this will be the software code developed by each student using the materials and equipment listed under 4b. Submissions have to be in ZIP format.
Special assessment requirements
The IIT unit uses both formative and summative forms of assessment. Students are required to satisfactorily complete a number of assignments and assessable items. Specifications for the assignments and requirements for satisfactory completion are given on the IIT unit website on Canvas (LearnOnline).
Assignment submissions will be assessed for addressing the specific requirements of each assignment, as stated in the assignment descriptions, as well as for employing good programming principles. All assessment items will receive a numerical mark, which together in their entirety define a student's final grade and mark as outlined in section 5a.
Responsibility for understanding
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should
contact the unit Convener or tutor. Further, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly enrolled in the unit and that the tutor and Student Administration have their correct contact details.
Final Grade and Mark
To obtain a particular grade in this unit it is necessary that there are no outstanding resubmissions at the end of Week 13. All assessment items will receive a numerical mark. The final grade will be determined as a weighted average of the individual assessment items as follows:
Final grade = (Assignment 1 mark + Assignment 2 mark +Assignment 3 mark + Mid-Term Online Test) x 0.25
(note that the marks for each assessment are scaled to 100 before performing this calculation)
To be awarded a particular grade in IIT, students must meet all the requirements listed below. That is, all grades are conditional upon the following minimum requirements:
- submit the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) completion certificate or Badge, and
- achieve a minimum 50% overall, and
- achieve at least 50% in each Assignment (1, 2, and 3).
In addition, students will receive a grade in any of the assessable components listed in Section 5a ONLY if the Unit Readiness test (that is, the AIM) has been successfully completed. Late penalties will apply even if the student submitted the task on time, but the Unit Readiness Test is pending for completion.
Finally, the following criteria also apply:
Assignments + Exam
Minimum 50% of combined weighted marks of all assessment items
Minimum 65% combined weighted marks of all assessment items
Minimum 75% combined weighted score of all assessment item
Minimum 85% combined weighted score of all assessment item
The unit convenor reserves the right to question students on any of their submitted work for moderation and academic integrity purposes, which may result in an adjustment to the marks awarded for a specific task.
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.
|Preparation for assessments||36|
|Weekly study commitments||66|
Your participation in all 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. Experience has shown that students who do not attend the classes (either online or face to face) will have difficulty in passing the subject.
Required IT skills
Some of the components of this unit involve 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.
It is assumed that the student has basic understanding of computers.
Textbook, 2x USB thumb drives and consumables (using a cloud storage is recommended). The book and e-book are both available in the library.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not applicable to this unit.
Foundation of Unit
This unit provides an introduction of fundamental technical concepts in the area of information technology as well as an overview of basic programming concepts.
Provision of information to the group
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements Forum or the Canvas Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the Unit's Canvas website. Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Canvas discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
Use of student email account
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
In all cases of absence, sickness or personal problems it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the unit Convener is informed. The minimum participation requirement must be met in order to pass the unit (regardless of supporting documentation).
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