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FIT1013

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Sue Bedingfield

Synopsis

Introduction to business application tools and introduction to basic computing concepts. Principles of spreadsheets and relational databases, covering their use for the generation of business plans, reports, financial statements, etc. Both the spreadsheet and database components incorporate an introduction to programming with visual basic for applications (VBA). The database component covers principles of database design. The business application software packages used in the unit are Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit, students will have:

  • A sound knowledge of spreadsheet applications which will provide an understanding of business spreadsheet modelling for analysis, reporting and presentation of organisational data;
  • learnt to construct applications using VBA as the language for enhancing the appearance and useability of spreadsheet and database systems;
  • a knowledge of the use of relational databases for analysis, reporting and presentation of organisational information;
  • an appreciation that a knowledge of programming can be used to enhance the utility of office productivity software packages.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Sue Bedingfield

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk

Prohibitions

BUS1010, CSE1720, GCO1851, MMS1401

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit1013