158100

Information Technology Principles

This course introduces students to concepts and theories in preparation of advanced Information Technology (IT) courses. Students gain foundations in programming, non-relational databases, user interface design, system analysis and testing, along with the impact of IT on society. Hands-on explorations form an important component of this course.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

158100

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

100-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Course planning information

Course notes

At least 30% in the Test is required to pass the course.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Understand basic concepts of programming, user interface design, non-relational data storage, systems analysis and testing.
  • 2 Systematically design and create a mobile app prototype using a visual environment.
  • 3 Understand principles of system architecture.
  • 4 Discuss social, ethical and security implications of software applications and emerging technologies.
  • 5 Provide constructive feedback on other students’ work and incorporate feedback into their own work.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Computer programmes 1 2 3 5 20%
Computer programmes 1 2 3 5 20%
Computer programmes 1 2 3 4 5 30%
Test 1 3 4 30%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.