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Introductory computing for business applications ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Sue Bedingfield (first semester) and Yen Cheung (second semester)

Clayton First semester 2005 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2005 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2005 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2005 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2005 (Day)

Synopsis: Introduction to the Internet, World Wide Web and potential business applications. Introduction to basic computing concepts and operating systems, including the Windows graphical user interface. Principles of spreadsheets and relational databases, covering their use for the generation of business plans, reports, financial statements, etc. Both the spreadsheet and database components incorporate an introduction to programming with macros and the database component covers principles of database design. The windows application software used in the unit are Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access.

Assessment: Examination (2 hours): 60% + Assignments, tests and class assessments: 40% + Students must pass the examination in order to pass the unit.

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour laboratory per week

Prohibitions: CPE1003, CSE1720, EDF3230, GCO1851, IMS1112, IMS1401, MMS1401