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Information Technology

IT attracts students who know that IT skills are an essential requirement in almost every field of academic study. It also provides sufficient foundation for students wishing to continue studies in IT at university.

Objectives

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental computer concepts, terminology and ethical issues;
  • Demonstrate skills in basic, intermediate and advanced features of relevant software applications;
  • Design and implement a basic web page using a hypertext markup language;
  • Design and create a working computer program using an object-oriented computer programming language;
  • Design, model and implement a small information system;
  • Demonstrate an understanding and manipulation of digital images including the discussion of associated ethical implications.

Course outline

Semester One

Semester one theory covers the fundamentals of how computers and computer networks operate. The practical side explores the manipulation of digital images using a variety of software applications. The second half of the semester looks at information systems starting with modelling database structure through to the building of an working database.

Semester Two

Semester two teaches the coding involved in creating web pages and the construction of a working webpage. The second half of the semester covers basic programming principles and leads to the construction of a variety of working programs. Semester two also looks at the social effects of computers on society.<./p>

Assessment

This subject teaches to and assesses students on their competence in respect of the following units of competency:

  • QLD314ICT01A Apply computer technology concepts and methods, and execute digital media experiments
  • ICAWEB429A Create a markup language document to specification
  • QLD314ICT02A Apply programming concepts to control objects in a simulated environment
  • BSBITA401A Design databases

In addition, students' work is graded in accordance with the following table:

SEMESTER 1

Assessment 
Assessment TaskWeighting (% of overall mark)

A

IM Practical Test

10%

B

IM Ethics Worksheet

 2%

C

IS Practical Tests

24%

D

CF Written Tests

10%

 

Total

46%

SEMESTER 2

AssessmentAssessment TaskWeighting (% of overall mark)

E

WC Practical Tests

24%

F

PR Practical Tests

24%

G

SI Short Tests

 6%

 

Total

54%