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FS0203 - Introduction to Information Technology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: Division of Tropical Environments & Societies

This subject aims to equip students with a broad overview of how IT works, how to use it and how it affects the world and our surroundings. Hands-on skills in using Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint are also imparted to introduce data manipulation, analysis and presentation. An understanding of the how IT is being used in business and organizations will also be included to help prepare students for the working world.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain how IT works and apply the concepts learnt;
  • demonstrate the ability to create charts and use Pivot tables in MS Excel;
  • demonstrate the ability to create headers and footers, format a document, insert tables and charts from MS Excel;
  • demonstrate the ability to import materials from MS Word and MS Excel in MS Powerpoint. Create impactful presentations using animation and transitions as well as insert videos;
  • analyse for possible solutions that would best address clients' needs eg a business scenario;
  • recommend the best possible solution and communicate it to the client via MS Word and MS Powerpoint.

Subject Assessment

  • quizzes or tests (70%)
  • assignment tasks - excel assignment (10%) - word assignment (10%) - powerpoint assignment (10%) (30%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Nil

Prerequisites: 5.5 IELTS Equivalence

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures - 3 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 24 hours tutorials - 2 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 12 hours - Consultation/Review - 1 hr per week over 12 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures - 3 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 24 hours tutorials - 2 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 12 hours - Consultation/Review - 1 hr per week over 12 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures - 3 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 24 hours tutorials - 2 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 12 hours - Consultation/Review - 1 hr per week over 12 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.