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Unit Code: CIN506

Unit Name: Computer Principles

Description: This unit offers students an understanding of the most important topics in information technology, including computer hardware, software, and the Internet, e-mail, Information systems and database concepts. No prior computer experience with these topics is assumed. You will first be presented with an overview of the text and accompanying Web sites and multimedia elements, followed by an introduction to Computer, internet, web and e-mail Basics. You will then learn about computer hardware, software, operating systems, file management, virus protection and backup. We?ll then move on to Internet and LAN technology, then Web, e-mail and e-commerce before we move on to look at information systems. We wrap up the course with database concepts. By the close of this course, you should have a well-rounded understanding of the most important topics in computer concepts and the IT industry.

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Prerequisite: N/A

Prerequisite Sentence: Minimum Entry Requirement of the programme

Credit Point: 15

Offered In: Semester 1,2