• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Business Information Systems, Management
  • Specialisation code CMPE-SPEC
Computing Essentials Specialisation

Graduates with a specialisation in Computing Essentials will learn to combine knowledge and skills relating to essential areas of computing and business information systems.

Graduate Knowledge

Graduates with a specialisation in Computing Essentials will have a coherent body of knowledge of the fundamental principles of computer science that support business information systems, and an understanding of conceptual frameworks as a basis for future discovery in education and practice.

Graduate Skills

Graduates with a specialisation in Computing Essentials will have:

  • Skills covering the strategic architecting, development and use of Business IT systems and processes in organisations and business enterprises;
  • An understanding of concepts, characteristics and factors, particularly from technological and non-technological perspectives, that are likely to impact the effectiveness and success of information systems in business environments;
  • Awareness of relational databases and the general skills for designing and using them; and,
  • Skills in the concepts of data communication and networking in addition to gaining a working knowledge of network scalability, mobility, security, and managing capabilities.

In addition to these, students will also develop:

  • Cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and explore knowledge, and insights into relevant applications;
  • Technical skills to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental applications with insight and creativity;
  • Cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking, creative problem solving and evidence led judgement in recognising, and addressing problems; and,
  • Communication skills to present concise and coherent exposition of knowledge, and to convey ideas in an appropriate language for business audiences.

Application of Knowledge and Skills

Graduates with a specialisation in Computing Essentials will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills

  • with initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship;
  • to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts; and,
  • with responsibility and accountability for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate and reflect on evidence to inform decision making

  2. Explore opportunities and novel solutions to challenges

  3. Work effectively with others to resolve challenges

  4. Adapt to complex and uncertain situations

  5. Engage, inform and influence stakeholders

  6. Incorporate the influence of a changing global environment

  7. Demonstrate ethical behaviour and make principled decisions

  8. Apply essential knowledge and skills in the area of computer science that supports business information systems

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

INFS8004 – Enterprise Systems and Strategy (6 units)

INFS8205 – Digital Strategy, Executive and Operations (6 units)

COMP6240 – Relational Databases (6 units)

COMP6340 – Networked Information Systems (6 units)

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