Information and Communications Technology

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Information and Communications Technology

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Explores fundamental components of ICT and related issues. Examines the influences and impacts ICT has and may have in the future. Students will apply widely-used software applications to perform real-world business activities.

    This paper is a perfect entry level paper on ICT. It covers the main aspects of ICT uses for all domains.

    Teaching Arrangements
    Semester One and Two: One lecture and One lab per week (double the number indicated for Summer School)

    Course Structure
    One essay, two practical tests and final exam

    Learning Outcomes
    - Be able to identify and describe the key aspects of modern information and communication technologies (ICT)
    - Be able to identify and discuss the broader societal issues and emerging trends relating to ICT
    - Be able to apply a number of popular software applications to solve real-world problems
    - Be able to describe how ICT integrates with and supports business-related activities
    - Exhibit a superior capacity to adapt to, and benefit from, the continued rapid development of ICT

    Beekman and Beekman, Digital Planet: Tomorrow's Technology and You 10e, Prentice-Hall, 2012

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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