Computer Science (Units 3 & 4) - ATAR

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Course Code:
ATCSC
Pathway:
University Pathway
Pre-requisites:
Grade C or above in Computer Science (Units 1 & 2) - ATAR
Course Description:
Computer Science is now an integral component of our social structure. This subject will help you analyse, design and develop information systems. Within this framework you will examine data communication, networks, hardware, software and the principles of programming. The course provides you with a solid basis for further study in a computer science course at university.
 
General Aims
  • to develop an awareness of how computer science affects our lives.
  • to build an understanding of the role of technology in computer science
  • to develop an awareness of the impact of information technology.
  • to develop an understanding of the moral and ethical dilemmas created through the application of computer science.
  • to develop skills in the analysis and design of computer systems.
 
By the end of the subject, the student should be able to:
 
  • collect and process data using a computer system
  • develop solutions to information related problems
  • demonstrate an understanding of the processes involved in designing and implementing a computerised information system
  • recognise many of the social and organisational consequences of information systems and the need for the application of ethical standards
  • demonstrate an understanding of the hardware supporting information systems 
Course Assessment:
Project - 30%
Theory Test - 20%
Practical Test - 10%
Examination - 40%
Additional Information:

A high external workload should be expected.