6 General Overview of Content This subject establishes the position of Computer Science and Information Technology in a non-programming context
7 General Overview of Content Areas introduced include: –Human-Computer Interface –Information Modelling –Intelligent Systems –Networks –Operating Systems –Software Design and Development –Professional ethics, rights and responsibilities
8 Schedule DayContent Thursday 10:30 to 126:30 in 40.HOPE 2 hours per week of formal lecture material. This material will be presented by ‘guest lecturers’ Friday 13:30 to 157:30 in 67.1072 hours per week given to literacies skills Topics will include critical summaries, referencing and plagiarism, critical comparisons, introductions & conclusion, essays, group project: launch, project plans, design plans, reports and test plans. In addition there will 1 hour of consolidation held during Friday lectures at various points through the session. These lectures will place the guest lecture material back into the overall structure of an information technology system
9 Assessment Assessment ItemPercentage of Final Mark Due Date and Format Essay Writing Assignment One 5%Electronically via WebCT Friday 5 August 2005 at 5:00pm Essay Writing Assignment Two 5%Electronically via WebCT Friday 19 August 2005 at 5:00pm Essay Writing Assignment Three 5%Electronically via WebCT Friday 2 September 2005 at 5:00pm Essay Writing Assignment Four 5%Electronically via WebCT Friday 7 October 2005 at 5:00pm Group Project: Project Plans5%Electronically via WebCT Friday 16 September 2005 at 5:00pm Group Project: Design Plan5%Electronically via WebCT Friday 24 September 2005 at 5:00pm Group Project: Test Plans5%Electronically via WebCT Friday 15 October 2005 at 5:00pm Group Project: Final Report5%Electronically via WebCT Friday 22 October 2005 at 5:00pm Online examinations2 * 15%Electronically via WebCT During Tutorial times Weeks 6 & 10 1 * 30%Electronically via WebCT During examination period
10 Notes on Assessment Examinations will be held at the conclusion of each strand of lectures –The structure of the exam will be multiple choice and fill in the blank questions –A test bank of questions will be available on the WebCT site
11 Notes on Assessment Submission of Assessment Items –All assessment work is to be submitted via WebCT on the dates given above. –If you cannot submit an assessment item by the stated time then it must be submitted to the subject coordinator as soon as possible. –Late submission of assessment item MUST be accompanied by a special consideration item via SOLs.
12 Notes on Assessment Return of Assessment Items –All assignments except the major project will be returned to students in tutorials. –The major project will be available from the subject coordinator after being marked.
13 Notes on Assessment Penalties for late submission of Assessment Items –Penalties may apply to all late work, except if special consideration is deemed necessary or unless an extension has been granted by your subject coordinator. Your tutor cannot grant you an extension. –Requests for extensions should be emailed to the lecturer or coordinator, prior to the due date. –10% of available marks will be deducted from work for each day it is overdue. Work more than one week late may be awarded a mark of zero. –A late drop box will be made available on WebCT but any submission to this drop box without a special consideration allowance will be considered as late work and will be subject to the penalties stated above.
14 Notes on Assessment Special consideration –Special consideration applications must be submitted via SOLs and medical certificates or supporting documentation shown to the subject coordinator as well as University Administration.
15 Notes on Assessment Electronic submission of Assessment Items –Electronic submissions, faxes and un- receipted mail submissions will NOT be accepted except via the WebCT submission process.
16 Notes on Assessment Students are required to participate in tutorials. –This means not only attending and listening to the tutorial presentations, but contributing insights to the discussion.
17 Notes on Assessment Scaling For CSCI102 –Final results in this subject may be scaled. The scaling method that will be used in this subject is as follows. –If E is the total student exam mark out of 60, and A is the student assignment mark out of 40, the student final mark F will be determined as follows: –Student receives A for assignments and E for exam. E >= 24: Final mark is E + A 21 <= E < 24: Final mark is MIN (E+A, 49) 21> E: Final mark is MIN (E+A, 44) –Notes: Student with E >=24 can get any grade from F to HD. Student with 21 <= E < 24 can get either grade F (1-44) or PC (45- 49) Student with E < 21 can only get F(1-44)
18 Notes on Assessment Scaling For MCS9102 & ITCS905 –Final results in this subject may be scaled. The scaling method that will be used in this subject is as follows. –If E is the total student exam mark out of 60, and A is the student assignment mark out of 40, the student final mark F will be determined as follows: –Student receives A for assignments and E for exam. E >= 24: Final mark is E + A 24> E: Final mark is MIN (E+A, 49) –Notes: Student with E >=24 can get any grade from F to HD. Student with E < 24 can only get F(1-49) 900 level students CANNOT receive a PC grade
19 Attendance Requirements It is the responsibility of students to attend all lectures/tutorials/labs/seminars/practical work for subjects for which you are enrolled Tutorial Attendance –Tutorials will commence in week three (3) and continue until week thirteen (13) –Satisfactory attendance at lectures, tutorials and seminars is a requirement for the successful completion of this subject –Failure to comply may result in a fail grade being recorded –Satisfactory attendance is deemed to be attendance at approximately 80% of the allocated contact hours –If you miss a tutorial for legitimate reasons you must apply for special consideration through SOLs and contact the subject coordinator as soon as possible if alternative arrangements are required –If satisfactory attendance is not achieved the final mark awarded will be MIN(E+A,44) as detailed in the section on scaling.
20 Attendance Requirements Signed rolls will be used to ascertain attendance at tutorials –It is YOUR responsibility to sign rolls each week –Attendance rolls may not be signed outside of your allocated tutorial time. Students MUST attend their allocated tutorial unless they have the written permission of the subject coordinator.
21 Important Notes All assessment items are to be submitted in the week that they are due All assessment items must be completed –Failure to comply may result in a fail grade being recorded
22 Important Notes Students seeking an extension past the due date for the submission of assessment items should consult the guide for students document, which also specifies the penalties imposed for the late submission of assessment items, as well as those for copying and plagiarism
23 Important Notes Students should check the subject's web site regularly as important information, including details of unavoidable changes in assessment requirements will be posted from time to time –Any information posted to the web site is deemed to have been notified to all students
24 Important Notes As part of their tutorial activities, students will be required to participate in the specified group activities and group project Students failing to attend tutorials and labs will NOT be given an alternative assignment to the group project
25 Important Notes All written work will be graded with the following criteria in mind: 1. The extent to which the question has been correctly interpreted and answered 2. Originality 3. Demonstrated understanding of the main concepts of the course 4. Awareness of the literature 5. Clarity and structure of written work and oral presentations 6. The level of communications skills demonstrated