Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton Summer semester A 2013 (Day)


This unit will cover a wide variety of techniques and computing systems developed for supporting business applications software systems in Chinese language. Specific topics include Chinese-enabling systems, Chinese character sets and encoding methods, Chinese character input methods, Chinese character output, and Chinese computing on the Internet. To enable students to understand the development of global software for all languages including Chinese, the principles and techniques for multilingual information processing, including universal character encoding methods will be discussed. The unit will be taught in English, but students need to have a good knowledge of written Chinese.


At the completion of this unit students will have -

  • a sound basis for Chinese computing in the business environment;
  • the ability to use popular Chinese computing software and application packages and extend their capabilities to other non-Roman languages;
  • an understanding of the techniques used to develop Chinese computing software;
  • familiarity with Chinese language and multilingual computing environments;
  • knowledge of the principles and skills of Chinese business computing through the practical use of Chinese software systems;
  • skills that can easily be translated into using software in non-Roman languages;
  • an understanding of Chinese and universal character encoding methods for multilingual information processing;
  • the ability to understand the techniques used to develop Chinese and global software for business applications.


Examination (2 hours): 70%; In-semester assessment: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 1 hr laboratory/wk


Familiarity with written Chinese



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