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Information Technology

FCT10010

Duration
Nil

Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisites

Nil

Contact hours
Nil

Credit Points
Nil

Aims and learning outcomes

The aim of this unit is to provide students with an overview of Information Technology. Students will be introduced to the main components of a computer and other hardware as well as different categories of software, their purposes and the process of developing software. To help students acquire the basic computer knowledge and skills necessary for completing their university studies successfully and thereafter participating effectively in a modem, technology-enabled working and learning environment. To provide students with the necessary skills to use computer on a daily basis and as a production tool to generate documents, presentations and to analyse data, using Microsoft Office Suites or similar software.

Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to:

  1. Select and justify appropriate components of a computer system for a given purpose
  2. Apply computer equipment and peripherals, and office applications to prepare reasonably complex professional documents
  3. Describe the different categories of software and select appropriate one for a given purpose
  4. Use common Web applications (browsers, search, e-mails, blogs, mail groups, file sharing, social networking). Utilise information technology creatively tocollect, structure, and present information for use in a business context.
  5. Utilise information technology creatively to collect, structure, and present information for use in a business context
  6. Apply common safety and security practise relating to the use of computers and computer networks
  7. Discuss ethical issues relating to the use of Information Technology.

Unit information

Content

Lecture

  1. Introduction to Information Technology
  2. Hardware – The System Unit and Storage
  3. Hardware – Input and Output
  4. Software – System Software4.Software – Application Software
  5. The Internet and The World Wide Web
  6. Networks and Communications
  7. Information Systems
  8. System Analysis and Design
  9. Ethics, Privacy and Security
  10. IT of Tomorrow

Tutorial/Lab

  1. Introduction Basic Computer Usage
  2. MS Word
  3. Assignment Discussion Advanced Computer Usage
  4. MS PowerPoint
  5. Assignment Proposal
  6. MS Excel
  7. Assignment Examination
  8. Assignment Submission and Presentation
  9. Computer and Internet Safety