Subject details

Upon successful completion of this degree you should be able to:

  1. describe and apply basic concepts of contemporary technologies
  2. analyse human and social contexts of technological innovations
  3. apply the knowledge of various ICT components to create a prototype of a product/service
  4. explain and integrate the marketing and legal aspects surrounding a product idea
  5. identify principles of collaborative work and explain potential conflict resolution techniques
  6. participate effectively and creatively in a team environment
  7. prepare a professional and comprehensively written IT report within provided parameters
  8. present a summary of an IT project.
    • Introduction; What is IT?
    • Communication and Teamwork
    • Social Computing
    • Privacy; Professional Ethics
    • Legal Issues; Civil Liberty
    • Cloud Computing
    • Mobile Computing
    • Security
    • Current Trends in IT
    • Big Data
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Quizzes
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • FAQs


This subject assumes basic computer literacy skills.

Special requirements

  • SoftwareDetails - Word Processing Software (eg. Microsoft Word, Google Docs, etc)
  • OtherDetails -

    Stable broadband connection required to access online learning materials and live chat sessions / recordings.

This degree aims to provide you with the foundation knowledge of contemporary Information Technology areas, software, applications and job skills required to enter the IT market. A major component of the degree is the practical application of the knowledge gained from the theoretical content. The material covers a broad range of introductory Information Technology concepts.

Note: There is a group work element in both of the assignments for this subject which will require regular and ongoing collaboration amongst group members.

  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (20%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Online Test(s) (10%)

Textbook information is pending.

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