This course provides students with a broad foundation in Information Technology (IT), and establishes its context in society both historically and into the future. Students will develop an understanding of IT as a process that collects, stores, transports and transforms data to provide information and streamline practices. The course will cover the lifecycle of data and introduces students to topics such as hardware, software, operating systems, input and output, data storage and manipulation, coding, networking and security, and privacy. This course also acts as an introduction to the Business Systems stream, and will therefore investigate many of the above concepts through a lens of how such systems have revolutionised a range of businesses and industries.
* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.
Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount