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Information Technology (FDN024)

Organisational Unit Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor Education
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal
Description This unit will give the student an understanding of the various types of systems and supporting technology and how they apply to different business environments. The effects of these systems on society and some ethical issues associated with the implementation and use of these systems will also be explored. Upon completion of this unit students will be able to critically analyse business cases and develop needed skills to solve problems and recommend solutions using appropriate technology.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
1. Apply and demonstrate an understanding of the nature and function of information technologies to a specific practical situation
2. Develop and explain solutions for an identified need which address all of the information processes
3. Proficiently use the main functions of Spreadsheet applications.
4. Proficiently use the main functions of a database to create, organise and manipulate data and retrieve information from a database system.

This unit provides the opportunity for you to achieve the following:
· cognitive skills to assess, write clearly, speak effectively and to use visual communication technologies as appropriate;
· organise, analyse, compare, plan and apply knowledge to problem solving situations found within the classroom and workplace.
Timetabled Learning Activities Formal Classes: 2 hours
Laboratory Sessions: 2 hours
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Prerequisites Nil
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Murdoch University Extended Foundation Program [New in 2019]
Murdoch University Foundation Program [New in 2019]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Mr Nathan Tozer
TNE Liaison Support Officer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6877
e: N.Tozer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.3.006A - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

Ms Sam Millar
Manager Access Programs

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2394
e: S.Millar@murdoch.edu.au
o: 350.4.014 - Library (North), Murdoch Campus
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