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CP1030 - IT Fundamentals

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Business

This subject will provide students from all disciplines with the knowledge required to use information technology effectively. It introduces students to techniques for collecting, organizing and disseminating information using the Internet and multimedia. Ethics, security, privacy issues relating to the use of IT will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the fundamental concepts in data communications and Internet;
  • understand the ethical, security and privacy issues in using information technologies;
  • understand the basics of computer hardware and software;
  • apply multimedia technologies and tools for information dissemination.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Trina Myers.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals - only the first hour of each practical is supervised
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (10%); assignment two (mandatory) (30%); lecture review questions, practical attendance and completion (5%).

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Trina Myers.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals - only the first hour of each practical is supervised
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (10%); assignment two (mandatory) (30%); lecture review questions, practical attendance and completion (5%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Trina Myers
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals - only the first hour of each practical is supervised
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (10%); assignment two (mandatory) (30%); lecture review questions, practical attendance and completion (5%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Trina Myers
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals - only the first hour of each practical is supervised
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (10%); assignment two (mandatory) (30%); lecture review questions, practical attendance and completion (5%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 21-Jul-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Trina Myers
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals - only the first hour of each practical is supervised
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (10%); assignment two (mandatory) (30%); lecture review questions, practical attendance and completion (5%).

Beijing UT, Internal, Study Period 69
Census Date 15-Dec-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Trina Myers
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals - only the first hour of each practical is supervised
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (10%); assignment two (mandatory) (30%); lecture review questions, practical attendance and completion (5%).

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