# Course Title: Apply mathematical techniques for software development

## Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4378 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

Course Title: Apply mathematical techniques for software development

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

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Course Contact: Mark Tasman

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4448

Course Contact Email: mark.tasman@rmit.edu.au

Course Description

This unit defines the competency required to apply mathematical techniques to IT related applications as prescribed in the ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package Version 1.0.

When you undertake this unit, you will develop the skills and knowledge required to use basic mathematical methods and operations in standard computer notation, boolean algebra, number types and number system conversions.

It applies to individuals who are required to use mathematical constructions in their software development and network design.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

National Competency Codes and Titles

 National Element Code & Title: ICTPRG417 Apply mathematical techniques for software development Elements: 1. Manipulate algebraic terms, leading to the solution of linear equations 2. Construct mathematical formulas 3. Simplify and evaluate Boolean expressions and formulas 4. Manipulate number and character representation systems

Learning Outcomes

Activities in this course aim to develop your understanding and mathematical skills and will involve classroom activities such as problem solving, class discussion and assignment work.

By the completion of the following elements within this competency, you will be able to:

1. Manipulate algebraic terms, leading to the solution of linear equations
2. Construct mathematical formulae
3. Simplify and evaluate Boolean expressions and formulae
4. Manipulate number and character representation systems

Also refer to the elements of this course.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course is competency based.  You must be found competent in all elements to successfully complete the course.

Assessment in this course will involve the following:

Assessment 1: Assignment 1

Assessment 2: Assignment 2

Assessment 3: Assignment 3

Assessment 4: Assignment 4

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 Elements/Performance Criteria Covered Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4 1.1 X X 1.2 X X 1.3 X X 2.1 X X 2.2 X X 2.3 X X 3.1 X X 3.2 X X 3.3 X X 4.1 X 4.2 X 4.3 X