AD006 - Associate Degree in Information Technology

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Plan: AD006P11 - Associate Degree in Information Technology
Campus: City Campus

Learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes Statement

The School of Vocational Health & Sciences provides practical, industry current Information Technology courses to students. Many of the classes are taught in computer laboratories with a ‘workshop’ approach to studies. This approach produces graduates who are well regarded in the workplace and/or ready to complete the bachelor degree program in the equivalent area.

This associate degree program concentrates on developing capabilities in:

  • Programming
  • Networking 
  • Databases
  • Web Computing
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Operating Systems Administration

Computer Hardware

This program was developed though a formal consultation process with a number of stakeholders, including the School’s Program Advisory Committee, academic staff of the school, and current students.

This program is designed to provide graduates with capabilities that will enhance their value to in the Information Technology industry. These capabilities include a range of abilities, skills, knowledge and attitudes appropriate to the Information Technology industry. Capability development is an essential and integral part of the learning associated with each course within this program.

This process resulted in the identification of the following graduate capabilities that are required of an associate degree graduate in Information Technology.

You will develop the following capabilities:

1.Enabling Knowledge

This is the understanding of appropriate and relevant fundamental and applied scientific knowledge with the ability to use and apply that knowledge in a wide range of situations, including new situations within the professional discipline. The vocational emphasis of this program ensures that the knowledge acquired
has practical applications that will be experienced in the simulated workplace setting of the laboratory.

2.Critical Analysis 

  • Examine and consider accurately and objectively any topic, evidence, or situation.
  • Analyse and model requirements and constraints for the purpose of designing and implementing Information Technology systems;
  • Evaluate and compare designs of such systems on the basis of requirements of the organisational needs. 

3.Problem Solving

  • Analyse problems and synthesise suitable solutions.
  • Design and implement Information Technology systems that accommodate specified requirements and constraints, based on analysis or requirements specification

4.Communication

  • Communicate effectively with a variety of audiences through a range of modes and media.
  • Present and explain complex Information Technology systems solutions, alternative solutions, and decision recommendations to both IT and non-IT personnel via technical reports of professional standard and technical presentations.

5.Team Work

  • In general this capability allows one to work as an effective and productive team member in a range of professional and social situations.
  • Work effectively in different roles, to form, manage, and successfully produce outcomes from teams, whose members may have diverse cultural backgrounds and life circumstances, and differing levels of technical expertise.

6.Responsibility

  • Accepting responsibility for one's own learning and make informed decisions in judging and adopting appropriate behaviour in professional and social situations.
  • Effectively apply relevant standards, ethical considerations, and an understanding of legal and privacy issues to designing IT systems.

 

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