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COIS11011 - Foundations of Business Computing

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Concepts and terminology of computer hardware, software, data storage and data communications are covered in this course. The course focuses on the relationship between computer technology and business organisations. Concepts covered include information systems development, use and management. Emerging technologies and their effect on how organisations do business are also covered. Practical work: Students will undertake practical work including word processing, spreadsheet, World Wide Web and database. Access to E-mail, Internet, and office productivity application software is mandatory. **STUDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN OR WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED COIT11233 ICT FOUNDATIONS CANNOT ENROL IN THIS COURSE.**

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2013

Term 1 - 2017 Profile
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Cairns
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Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 3 - 2017 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney
Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Examination 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback (unit evaluation).
Feedback
More real-life related questions in Assessment 2B would be great.
Recommendation
Set more authentic (real-life) related questions in Assessment 2B.
Action Taken
Using real-life scenarios and more authentic questions in Assessment 2B were set.
Source: Student evaluation (have your say)
Feedback
Students commended the current layout of the Moodle unit website and the resources provided e.g. recorded video lectures, weekly Zoom sessions and support.
Recommendation
Continue to run the unit with the current style and format.
Action Taken
The unit continued to run with the current style and format. Additional resources and learning materials have been provided to the students.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students found it difficult to understand the concept of cost-benefit analysis.
Recommendation
Clarify the concept of cost-benefit analysis in a better way with examples.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students commended the current layout of the Moodle unit website and the resources provided e.g. recorded video lectures, weekly Zoom sessions and support.
Recommendation
Continue to run the unit with the current style and format.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. understand the basic concepts and terminology relating to computer hardware, software, data storage, and data communications
  2. understand the networked economy and how information technology provides the infrastructure for this new economy
  3. discuss the human factors associated with the use of computerised information systems, including managerial, ethical and social considerations
  4. describe the effect that information systems and organisations have on each other
  5. describe how information systems are acquired and developed
  6. utilise the Internet as a major source of information
  7. use electronic mail, Internet, file management, spreadsheet, word processing and database software to complete application software skills tasks
  8. demonstrate report writing skills and idea formulation/presentation using charts, graphs, and presentation software.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination