No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2015

INF105 The Digital Environment (8)


This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of information and communication technology and provides an overview of the digital environment that we live in. It explains the concepts of 'networks' and 'networking' and the way they are used to provide information services, information exchange and knowledge sharing activities. In particular, the subject explores information and knowledge activities in the digital environment of the world wide web.

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: INF105
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Information Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF405
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
INF405 INF405 Double coded subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- show that they understand the use of information and communication technology in the digital environment;
- be able to function in a computerised environment and keep abreast of current developments;
- demonstrate an understanding of the world wide web as a networking technology, as a provider of information and as a facilitator of knowledge sharing and information exchange;
- be able to recommend information activities in networking; and
- be able to contribute to developments in information and communication technology.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Introduction to IT fundamentals; - The role of computer networking and computer-to-computer communications in a digital environment; - Managing information in exchange - external and internal; - Information service provisions; - Digital environment in the world wide web; - Managing knowledge through computer networking.


The information contained in the 2015 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 01 October 2015. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.