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Gold Coast
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Lismore
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Unit description

Develops an understanding of the breadth of the information technology discipline. Students will develop a working knowledge of programming, augmented and virtual technologies and the user experience, data science and networking/cybersecurity.

Unit content

Module 1: Applications of information technology

Module 2: Using data to make decisions

Module 3: Introduction to programming

Module 4: Data visualisation

Module 5: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and the User Experience

Module 6: Networking and security

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify problems in an application area that can be solved with information and communications technology (ICT)
2demonstrate how ICT can support decision making using data
3discuss the key principles of user experience design in ICT applications
4explain how data can be exchanged securely over computer networks

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify problems in an application area that can be solved with information and communications technology (ICT)
  2. demonstrate how ICT can support decision making using data
  3. discuss the key principles of user experience design in ICT applications
  4. explain how data can be exchanged securely over computer networks

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response45%
Practical skills40%
Short written response15%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response45%
Practical skills40%
Short written response15%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response45%
Practical skills40%
Short written response15%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

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