ITC001 Preparation for Information Technology Studies (8)

This subject aims to develop essential skills required for study within the Bachelor of Information Technology (Faculty of Science and Agriculture). The subject develops students? skills and confidence in information searching, critical thinking, assignment writing and academic integrity within a framework of personal learning management and reflection. Student learning is extended to the social context through compulsory participation in the subject forum. The elective component aims to develop specific skills that are required for the study of Information Technology.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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


Division of Student Services

Enrolment Restrictions

Eligibility to enrol in the following courses: Bachelor of Information Technology Bachelor of Applied Science (Ecotourism) / Bachelor of IT [double degree] Bachelor of Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage) / Bachelor of IT [double degree] Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of IT [double degree] Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of IT [double degree]

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to:
  • Identify what is expected from the tertiary student
  • Define essential study skills required for tertiary study
  • Apply relevant critical thinking strategies
  • Use an online learning environment for communication, study and research
  • Apply the principles of good academic writing
  • Demonstrate an understanding of academic integrity and referencing conventions
  • Identify and apply foundational knowledge and skills required for study within an Information Technology course.


This subject will cover the following topics:

? Learning and reflecting on learning experiences ? Management of learning & personal study environment ? Using an online learning environment ? Writing an assignment: the writing process ? Thinking critically ? Using CSU Library resources and databases ? Academic integrity & referencing ? Introduction to Application Software

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.