The course is included in these curricula and study modules

Im 2005 - 2006 - Communications and it


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

After completing the unit the student will be able to use computers, networks and information technology as efficient tools in the basic and professional studies and he/she will have the basic knowledge, skills and strategies to become an independent learner of IT.

Learning outcomes

After completeing this course the student will: - be familiar with IT-infrastructure in ARCADA - be able to use computers and the local computer network in the school - be familiar with use of and rules in computer labs - be able to use the Internet for communication (web-browsers and e-mail) - have basic knowledge to use application software programs (spreadsheet, word processor) - have basic understanding of database systems, computer program development - be familiar with PCs - both its operating system and its hardware and peripherals

Course contents

Computer harware Software and operating systems Word processing Calculation and spreadsheets Networking and Internet Data base applications and data base systems System Desing and development

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Recommended or required reading

George Beekman: Computer Confluence, fifth edition. J. Glenn Brokkkshear: computer science - an overview

Study activities

  • Lectures - 18 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 3 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 41 hours
  • Project work and productions - 17 hours
  • Individual studies - 50 hours
  • - 4 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 71 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 62 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Reports and productions
  • Essays


Karlsson Hanne

Home page of the course

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2007-08-31

The timetable of the course

See course homepage

Assessment methods

  • 2006-11-01 - Exams
  • 2006-11-05 - Reports and productions
  • 2006-11-05 - Essays

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