ITC104 Introduction to Computer Science (8)

This subject provides a broad survey of Computer Science, by covering many of the fundamental concepts that will be encountered during a Computer Science course. These include computer architecture, algorithms, software engineering, database systems, artificial intelligence and the theory of computing.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

ITC161, ITC180, ITC181, ITC182

Incompatible Subjects

ITC161, ITC180, ITC181, ITC182

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:

* be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the key issues and concepts of computer science;
* be able to show how computers represent, store and manipulate data;
* be able to use simple algorithms to solve basic computational problems;
* be able to use algorithms involving arrays, lists, stacks, pointers, indexing, hashing, and other basic elements of computer programming;
* be able to describe some of the tools used to create artifical intelligent systems;
* be able to describe the different styles of information systems;
* be able to determine the difference between "computable" and "noncomputable" functions;
* be able to demonstrate an understanding of XHTML.


This subject will cover the following topics:

. Data Storage.
. Data Manipulation.
. Operating Systems.
. Networking and Internet.
. Algorithms.
. Programming Languages.
. Software Engineering.
. Data Abstractions.
. Database Systems.
. Artificial Intelligence.
. Theory of Computation.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.