ITC182 Foundations of Information Technology (8)

This subject introduces computers and information technology and their application in todays 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 students personal experience.

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

Not available to students who have completed subjects ITC161 or ITC411 or ITC104

Incompatible Subjects

ITC104, ITC161, ITC411

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.


This 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.


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.