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FIT9005

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Andrew Paplinski/Associate Professor John Hurst

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to fundamentals of computer hardware and software, and networking. The unit provides knowledge of computer structure and operation including; Arithmetic-Logic Unit, computer registers, internal bus, memory, I/O organisations and interfacing standards. Fundamentals of computer networking and data communication will also be provided.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will have -
Developed the ability to:

  • understand basic Computer Structure and Operation and demonstrate use of the associated vocabulary;
  • demonstrate knowledge of Arithmetic-Logic Unit, computer registers, Internal Bus, Memory, I/O organisations and interfacing standards;
  • describe the operation of the CPU and explain how it is used to execute instructions;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the basics of operating systems software using examples from File Systems, User Interfaces and Software Development Tools;
  • discuss network architecture standards for open systems;
  • describe TCP/IP network protocol;
  • understand the fundamental functions and architectures of LAN and WAN.
Developed attitudes that enable them to:
  • adopt a problem solving approach;
  • accept the code of professional conduct and practice;
  • act in accordance with best practice, industry standards and professional ethics.
Demonstrated the communication and teamwork skills necessary to:
  • cooperate effectively within small groups;
  • present their work in various forms.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Andrew Paplinski

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk

Prohibitions

FIT1005, FIT9018, FIT9020, BUS4150, BUS5112, CPE4002, CSE4884, CSE9801

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

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit9005