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FIT3104

Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton Summer semester A 2015 (Day)

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • use popular Chinese computing software in the business environment;
  • apply the most efficient Chinese character input technique;
  • analyse the Chinese language and multilingual computing environments;
  • explain the Chinese and universal character encoding methods for multilingual information processing;
  • examine the techniques used to develop Chinese and global software for business applications.

Assessment

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

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.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

Familiarity with written Chinese

Prohibitions

BUS3200

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