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Foundations of Informatics (INFO20002)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeINFO20002
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date


The ability to access, manipulate, organise, analyse and display data are fundamental skills for scientists, historians, managers, financiers, artists and many other professions. This subject explores various computational methods to represent, transform, and make sense of large, diverse sets of data such as share market prices, scientific data or demographic data. This subject is core within the Bachelor of Science for the Major of Informatics. Students completing the Diploma of Informatics can also take this subject.

Indicative Content

This subject serves as an introduction to Informatics. Its main focus is on representing and manipulating data using spreadsheet tools; basic web page construction using HTML and style-sheets; representing and manipulating information on the web using a scripting language. These skills form a useful basis for those looking at careers in which the manipulation and visualisation of information takes place.

Intended learning outcomes

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  1. Apply the fundamental concepts of the Informatics discipline
  2. Manipulate large data sets in various domains
  3. Solve practical data management tasks using ICT tools
  4. Manipulate live web-based data
  5. Communicate information effectively using Informatics tools
  6. Appreciate the social implications of computing.

Generic skills

Upon completion of this subject you should have developed the following generic skills:

  • The ability to analyse and solve real-world problems with computers
  • Provide clear and constructive critique of other students’ work
  • Synthesise information and communicate results effectively
  • Work effectively as a member of a project team.

Last updated: 10 August 2019