Subject details

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

  • describe and apply basic concepts of contemporary technologies;
  • analyse human and social contexts of technological innovations;
  • apply the knowledge of various ICT components to create a prototype of a product/service;
  • explain and integrate the marketing and legal aspects surrounding a product idea;
  • identify principles of collaborative work and explain potential conflict resolution techniques;
  • participate effectively and creatively in a team environment;
  • prepare a professional and comprehensively written IT report within provided parameters;
  • present a summary of an IT project.
    • Introduction to IT
    • Tools of the professional and getting the most from them
    • The impact of the social web
    • Ethics, Legality and Privacy
    • Cloud Computing
    • Mobile technology and BYOD in the workplace
    • Data collection, storage and governance
    • Networking in the age of internet of things
    • Reality
    • Robotics, machine learning and AI
    • Security
    • Trends and review
  • 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 subject 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 subject 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.

  • Personal profile and project ideation (10%)
  • Team project - ideation (20%)
  • Team project - project proposal presentation (20%)
  • Student Reflection Report (10%)
  • Teram project - final report (40%)

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Textbook information is pending.

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