units

FIT9005

Faculty of Information Technology

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Evening)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Evening)

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; system software, including compilers and operating systems; and computer networking and data communication.

Outcomes

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)

Professor Ingrid Zukerman

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs tutorials/wk

Prerequisites

Proficiency in basic mathematics.

Co-requisites

FIT9004 or FIT9017

Prohibitions

FIT1005, FIT1031, 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