AD006 - Associate Degree in Information Technology

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

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The following teaching and learning approaches form the basis of the student learning experiences:

  • You will be offered an interactive teaching and learning environment. Offering a learner-centred curriculum that encourages more learner engagement and participation than traditional lecture style.
  •  Laboratory work will be a major component of your learning.
  • You will be required to solve hardware and software problems.
  • You will be engaged in projects that require you to report results qualitatively, quantitatively, graphically, electronically and textually
  • Formative and summative assessments in all courses emphasise a range of written and oral skills.
  • You will be exposed to learning activities and projects that require you to work in teams and critically engage with aspects of team development and conflict resolution.
  • Learning activities focus on practical application of technical skills and an assessment program that includes the assessment of technical competence both in practice and theory.
  • You will be engaged in projects that require you to access a wide variety of knowledge repositories including professional journals, discussion lists and online sources of material.

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services (ELS) if you would like to find out more: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services 

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real or simulated work contexts or situations; and
  • these interactions and the work context provide a distinctive source of feedback to you to assist your learning.

Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated.

In this program, you will be doing specific course that focuses on work integrated learning (WIL).  You will be assessed on professional or vocational work in a work place setting (real or simulated) and receive feedback from those involved in your industry.

You will work on equipment and software current to industry standards. Industry case studies will used where appropriate. A variety of simulated workplace experiences are embedded into the following courses: 

  • INTE2507 Virtualisation

The INTE2507 Virtualisation is a capstone course where you will apply many of the skills and techniques learned over the duration of the whole program. You will be assessed in a simulated workplace context, with feedback from an industry and/or community representative.

 

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:
 

All courses may not be available each semester.

 

Please note: The following courses are unlikely to be available in 2019 and subsequent years:

  • COSC2397 Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing  
  • ISYS3293 SQL Server Implementation and Management  
  • COSC2535 Distributed NET Computing 
  • MATH2171 Maths for Computing 
  • COSC2396 Programming 2 
  • COSC2386 IT Essentials: It is only offered to undergraduate students as students elective
  • COSC1284 Programming Techniques is equivalent to COSC2395 Programming 1 so this course will not count as an extra credit.
 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

User-Centred Design (AD)12ISYS3356City Campus
Web Programming12COSC2446City Campus
Networking 112COSC2385City Campus
Introduction to Computer Systems and Platform Technologies12COSC2510City Campus
Workplace Communication A12COMM2326City Campus
Introduction to Programming12COSC2511City Campus
Database Concepts12ISYS2390City Campus
Networking 212COSC2384City Campus
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Programming 112COSC2395City Campus
Software Engineering Fundamentals12COSC2398City Campus
Unix Essentials for System Administrators12COSC2506City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing12COSC2397City Campus
Virtualisation12INTE2507City Campus
AND
Select and Complete Three (3) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Operating Systems Administration12COSC2534City Campus
Advanced Networking 112COSC2382City Campus
Programming 212COSC2396City Campus
Advanced Networking 212COSC2383City Campus
SQL Server Implementation and Management12ISYS3293City Campus
Distributed NET Computing12COSC2535City Campus
Programming Techniques12COSC1284City Campus
Software Architecture: Design and Implementation12COSC2391City Campus
Digital Business Design and Innovation12ISYS1051City Campus
Web Servers and Web Technology12COSC1301City Campus
IT Essentials12COSC2386City Campus
Mathematics for Computing12MATH2171City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:
University Elective
 

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Program transition plan

In semester 1, 2016 the following amendments will be made to the program structure for this program. However, you will retain all credits completed in previous program structures in AD006. 

All commencing students will enrol in the new courses and these changes will no impact the existing students.

New courses

ISYS3356  User Centred Design
INTE2507 Virtualisation   

Two courses core courses offered as electives

COSC2386   IT Essentials
MATH2171 Mathematics for Computing 

 

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