ITC182 Foundations of Information Technology (8)


This subject introduces computers and information technology and their application in today’s society. It provides students with a general grounding in computing practices and principles using common computing platforms including mobile devices. The emphasis of the subject is to relate computing and information technology to the student’s personal experience.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC182
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 Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed subjects ITC161 or ITC411 or ITC104
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
ITC104 ITC161 ITC411 ITC161 Silmilar content
ITC411 Silmilar content
ITC104 Silmilar content

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain and apply the principles and fundamental practices of computing from common computer platforms including mobile devices;
  • identify and apply appropriate application software for a specific task;
  • be able to discuss the ways in which computers are affecting society;
  • be able to define and explain computing terminology;
  • be able to apply computer and information technology applications to their field of interest and personal experience.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The Internet and the Web.
  • The system unit.
  • Storing data.
  • Input and output.
  • Networking and data communications.
  • System software.
  • Application software.
  • Spreadsheets and data analysis.
  • Database and infomation systems.
  • Multimedia.
  • Computer ethics, privacy and security.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.