DV1102 Information Technology, basic course

Single subject course, 7.5 ECTS credits, First cycle, spring semester 2012
This course occasion will not start spring semester 2012!

Overview

To design and develop information and communication technology requires some basic knowledge and skills within certain areas. The purpose of the course is for the student to develop basic knowledge about the applications of the computer technology and about concept and terminology common in the IT field. The student will also acquire basic knowledge of computer system structure and function and construction of web pages. The student will also develop a certain insight of aspects concerning computer security.

Application date

2011-October-15

Course period

2012-January-16 until
2012-March-25

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 50 %

Number of physical meetings

Compulsory: 0
Optional: 0

Teaching location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

Swedish

Syllabus in English

Main field of study

Computer Science

Level

G1N

Admission

Prerequisites

General requirements for university studies.

Read more about general admission requirements.

Application date

2011-October-15

Course period

2012-January-16 until
2012-March-25

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 50 %

Number of physical meetings

Compulsory: 0
Optional: 0

Teaching location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

Swedish

Syllabus in English

Main field of study

Computer Science

Level

G1N

Learning Outcomes

Content

The course includes the following elements:
  • Processing and documentation of data and information.
  • Structure and function of computer system.
  • Construction of a simple website according to given standard.
  • Testing security aspects on computer system and reflection over the results.
  • Study of and written presentation of a current development trend in the area of information technology.

Learning outcomes

On completion of course the students will be able to:
  • independently describe and visualize simple information based on given data.
  • independently reproduce given information about a computer system's basic structure and function.
  • independently construct and validate a simple web page.
  • independently test simple security aspects of a computer system and briefly describe the results.
  • independently explain a recent development trend within the IT field.

Generic Skills

The following general skills are trained in the course:
  • Basic ICT skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Independent creativity.
  • Information search and evaluating.
  • Academic writing.
  • Ability to apply knowledge into practice.

Course literature and other teaching material

Computers: Tools for an Information Age, 8th Edition
Författare: Capron, H.L. & Johnson, J.A.
Förlag: Pearson, Prentice Hall
Utgiven: 2006, Antal sidor: 600
ISBN: 0-13-230086-5

Kurslitteraturen kompletteras med aktuella texter och länkar i samarbete mellan studenter och lärare under kursens genomförande.

Application date

2011-October-15

Course period

2012-January-16 until
2012-March-25

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 50 %

Number of physical meetings

Compulsory: 0
Optional: 0

Teaching location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

Swedish

Syllabus in English

Main field of study

Computer Science

Level

G1N

Stucture - Literature

Course literature and other teaching material

Computers: Tools for an Information Age, 8th Edition
Författare: Capron, H.L. & Johnson, J.A.
Förlag: Pearson, Prentice Hall
Utgiven: 2006, Antal sidor: 600
ISBN: 0-13-230086-5

Kurslitteraturen kompletteras med aktuella texter och länkar i samarbete mellan studenter och lärare under kursens genomförande.

Learning methods

The course can be given as distance course and campus course . As support is BTH Learning Management System where the course material is distributed, communication takes place, and information regarding the course is published. In the detailed study guide, the student get reading instructions to the course book, as well as recommended problems to solve. Teaching occurs primarily in form of practical and written exercises carried out individually and presented via digital submission. The students submits their solution to the tutor who provides feedback. Then the course continues with the next step.
Specific for distance course: In distance course there are web-based interaction, for example, via a conference system or BTH learning management system. The students unable to attend at these meeting sessions will be able to download recordings from some of the meetings and view them afterwards In addition, there is of course communication via e-mail.
Specific for campus course: Carried out according to above with modification, exercises and lectures via the Internet are replaced by exercises and lectures in computer lab and lecture room.

Work placement

No work placement is included in the planned learning activities. BTH is aiming for a close contact with the surrounding community when developing courses and programmes.

Teachers

Examiner
Hans Kyhlbäck

Course Manager
Hans Kyhlbäck

Teacher(s)
Hans Kyhlbäck
Mattias Georgsson

Planned learning activities

Lectures over internet, seminars, exercises and laboratory sessions.

Time allocation

On average, a student should study 200 hours to reach the learning outcomes. This time includes all the various available learning activities (lectures, self studies, examinations, etc.). This estimation is based on the fact that one academic year counts as 60 ECTS credits, corresponding to an average student workload of 1 600 hours. This may vary individually.

Application date

2011-October-15

Course period

2012-January-16 until
2012-March-25

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 50 %

Number of physical meetings

Compulsory: 0
Optional: 0

Teaching location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

Swedish

Syllabus in English

Main field of study

Computer Science

Level

G1N

Examination

Assessments

Component examinations for the course
Code Title ECTS credits Grade
0710 Laboration 1 1.5 U/G
0720 Laboration 2 1.5 U/G
0730 Laboration 3 1.5 U/G
0740 Written examination 1 1.5 U/G
0750 Written examination 2 1.5 U/G

Grading

The course will be graded Fail or Pass .

On request grades according to ECTS will be given.

Future exams

No upcoming, centrally coordinated, examinations for this course were found.

To participate in a centrally coordinated examination, you must enroll in Student's Portal, no later than fifteen days before the examination.

Time and location for the examination will be published about 5 days in advance.

There might be other scheduled examinations. Information concerning these examinations are available in It's Learning or at other places that the person who is responsible of the course will refer to.

Course Evaluation

The course manager is responsible for the views of students on the course being systematically and regularly gathered and that the results of the evaluations in various forms affect the form and development of the course.

Application date

2011-October-15

Course period

2012-January-16 until
2012-March-25

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 50 %

Number of physical meetings

Compulsory: 0
Optional: 0

Teaching location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

Swedish

Syllabus in English

Main field of study

Computer Science

Level

G1N

 

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