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Transition to IT (ICT100)

Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description The information technology (IT) industry is a rapidly developing one and there is a significant demand for IT graduates. This unit will facilitate your transition into studying IT by exploring the industry and the jobs within it. You will develop skills needed for successful university study and lifelong learning including those related to: literacy, numeracy, the ability to collect, analyse and evaluate information; thinking clearly, critically and creatively; and information technology-specific skills in research, communication and ethical practice.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit you should be able to:
1. Learn independently by:
a. thinking and reading critically; and
b. engaging in self-management, organisation and critical reflection.
2. Demonstrate written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
3. Evaluate and use a range of information technologies to support your learning journey.
4. Appreciate and show knowledge of the ethical issues underpinning the information technology industry, by:
a. examining and applying relevant ethical codes in given situations
5. Understand and apply the rules of academic integrity, by:
a. adhering to the principles of referencing and applying a citation method to these prinicples; and
b. respecting the importance of the validity of sources used.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture: 1 hour per week; Tutorial: 1 hour per week; Lab: 1 hour per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is to introduce students to a range of communication and IT skills through lectures and online presentations and to allow students to practice these skills within tutorials and computed labs. These skills will be further developed through a series of related assessments which bring together a number of skills.
Other Learning Experiences Given the IT focus of the unit, guest lectures from, and discussion forums featuring, IT professionals, including recent graduates, will be a feature of the unit.
Assessment Assessments are grouped into the following four categories with weightings as shown:
Tutorial Participation (15%);
Skills (25%);
Ethics Case Study (30%); and
Examination (30%).
The tutorial mark is based on active participation within the tutorial. The Skills category has three sections. The first section assesses basic IT skills. The second section assesses critical reading, writing and reference skills. The final section assesses oral presentation skills. The Report amalgamates all skills developed throughout the unit to analyse and present a report on the ethics case study. There are two parts. Part A consists of the preliminary sections of the report, with feedback given prior to submitting the entire report for Part B. The final exam assesses all skills taught within the unit.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Bachelor of IT & Business or the Bachelor of Science (IT majors).
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed BSC100 or a Foundation unit (FDN) may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Business Information Systems (BSc) [New in 2014]
Computer Science (BSc) [New in 2014]
Cyber Security and Forensics (BSc) [New in 2014]
Games Software Design and Production (BSc) [New in 2014]
Games Technology (BSc) [New in 2014]
Information Technology and Business (BIT&B)
Internetworking and Network Security (BSc) [New in 2014]
Mobile and Web Application Development (BSc) [New in 2014]
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
Dr Danny Toohey
Senior Lecturer Information Technology

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2800
e: D.Toohey@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.020 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Danny Toohey
Senior Lecturer Information Technology

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2800
e: D.Toohey@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.020 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
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