Faculty of Information Technology

Postgraduate - 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 2014 (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 human 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:

  • be familiar with Chinese language and multilingual computing environments;
  • learned the principles and skills of Chinese business computing through the practical use of Chinese software systems;
  • acquired skills that can easily be translated into using software in non-Roman languages;
  • understand Chinese and universal character encoding methods for multilingual information processing;
  • developed the ability to understand the techniques used to develop Chinese and global software for business applications.


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

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Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 1-hour laboratory

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 9 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.


Familiarity with written Chinese


BUS3200, BUS4200, BUS5200, FIT3104

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