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Undergraduate Subject Descriptions

ACCY100 - Accounting 1A 

Pre-requisite: ARTS015
Description: This subject is an introduction to the processes of accounting and financial management and is concerned with money, records of money, calculations of income and wealth; financial decision making; the information that can be provided by an accounting system as a basis for decision making and the techniques of processing such information.

ACCY111- Accounting Fundamentals in Society

Pre-requisite: None
Exclusions: ACCY100
Description: This subject introduces the role of accounting information in society including its social and ethical aspects relating to both the individual and the organisation. The subject introduces basic accounting language, concepts and techniques to identify, classify, process, record and present accounting and financial information. The subject also considers accounting information that can be used for making decisions about past and future economic events in a variety of business and social settings.

ACCY112- Accounting in Organisations

Pre-requisite: ACCY111 or ACCY100
Exclusions: ACCY102
Description: The subject advances understanding of accounting in organisations. The subject introduces accounting for complex equity structures, and develops the theoretical and technical aspects of accounting for assets and the protection of assets through internal controls. Accounting for the past and future is examined through the introduction of cost structures and their application in solving fundamental business problems using cost-volume profit analysis. The application of budgets is explored.

ACCY200 - Financial Accounting II A 

Pre-requisite: ACCY102
Exclusions: ACCY202 and ACCY292
Description: ACCY200 builds on the knowledge and skills students have acquired in both ACCY111 and ACCY112 (or their equivalent subjects). The subject contains several distinct but inter-related strands, and begins with an exploration of concepts necessary to understand the framework established in Australia for financial reporting. A technical strand of knowledge needed to prepare financial reports under the Australian Corporations Act and Australian International Financial Reporting Standards is explored. This subject also covers a contextual strand of knowledge, highlighting the environment in which financial reporting takes place, and introduces a theoretical strand of knowledge and skills necessary to critique, at an introductory level, current financial reporting practices and developments.

ACCY201 - Financial Accounting II B 

Pre-requisite: ACCY202 or ACCY200
Description:  ACCY201 builds on the knowledge and skills students have acquired in ACCY200. As with ACCY200, the subject contains distinct but inter-related strands. First, there is a technical strand incorporating the application of specific accounting standards and regulatory provisions to the preparation of financial reports. Second, there is a contextual strand, highlighting the institutional and social contexts of accounting and financial reporting.

ACCY211 - Management Accounting II 

Pre-requisite: ACCY102
Exclusions: ACCY212
Description: This subject deals with design, production and use of accounting data for planning and control of business operations. It introduces basic management accounting processes, tools and techniques for effective use of organisational resources to create value for customers and the organisation. The major topics in this subject include product cost analysis using traditional and modern methods, profit planning and control measures, and relevant costs for decision analysis

ACCY231 - Information Systems in Accounting

Pre-requisite: ACCY102
Description: This subject introduces the students to accounting information systems and core business processes in an e-business environment. The subject addresses essential issues relating to information systems, such as the organisation, management and reporting of financial and non-financial data and information, and the internal control systems required to deal with risks, especially in core transaction cycles. The subject develops a critical understanding of the impact of new technology in transforming the value chain of business processes in relation to accounting, and the role of accountants in contemporary enterprise systems.

ACCY305 - Financial Accounting III

Pre-requisite: ACCY201
Description:  ACCY305 builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in ACCY200 and ACCY201. The aim of this subject is to prepare students as future professionals in business and organisational settings, with an understanding of accounting, financial reporting and the accounting profession in a broad context. This subject offers a critical evaluation of advanced aspects of financial accounting and reporting with particular reference to developments in accounting theory, professional standards, and accounting practice.

ACCY312 - Management Accounting III

Pre-requisite: ACCY211
Description: This subject provides an advanced treatment of management accounting theory and its relationship to decision theory, including model building and use, cost prediction, pricing decisions, and the behavioural dimensions of management accounting.

ACCY328 - International Taxation

Pre-requisite: ACCY201
Description: This subject covers cross border transactions with respect to the taxes the entity may incur as they trade and how these have an impact on the pricing of products. International taxation as it applies to the individual and a company are explored as well as its impact on their income and other trading activities. This subject also takes a comparative perspective of a number of issues confronting both companies and individuals who transact across national borders. Comparisons of taxation between countries such as Australia, UAE, UK and the USA will be examined.

ACCY342 - Auditing and Assurance Services 

Pre-requisite: ACCY201
Description:  This subject examines the contemporary risk and assurance approach to external financial report auditing including the audit planning processes, assessment of audit risk, collection and evaluation of audit evidence and the audit reporting process. The subject also develops an understanding of the legal environment in which the auditor works and focuses on the requirements of a financial statement audit under the Corporations Law.

ARTS015 - Introduction to University Life

Pre-requisite: None
Exclusions: ARTS001
Description: The subject is designed to help students in the transition between secondary and tertiary education and prepare them for university life. It aims to ensure success at university by helping them to acquire the necessary life skills, and by encouraging them ultimately to become independent learners. This may entail a completely different approach to learning than many students have been familiar with in their secondary education. However, this subject is specifically designed to facilitate the transition. The emphasis is on establishing good study habits which will serve students throughout their academic life. Students are expected to keep up to date with news and current affairs by regularly reading reputable English language newspapers and magazines as well as watching news and current affairs programs on television.

ARTS017 - Islamic Culture 

Pre-requisite: None
Description: This subject aims to provide an introduction to Islam not only as a religious belief for Muslims, but also as an ideology that has affected people’s lives in Islamic societies during the course of history of Islam. Furthermore, this subject is designed to familiarize students with Islamic teaching, culture and traditions, and for students to gain an understanding of the main aspects of Islam as a way of life. The subject is designed to: (i) develop an understanding of the history of Islam, (ii) develop an understanding of Islamic beliefs, traditions, teaching and culture, (iii) raise students’ awareness of the ways in which Islamic principles affect Muslims’ daily life, and (iv) allow comparison between religions and their ideologies and beliefs.

ARTS035 - Introduction to Philosophy 

Pre-requisite: None
Description: This subject focuses on critical thinking, independent research, and appropriate oral presentation of a reasoned and informed argument. It is vital to a successful University life that students develop their own informed opinions on a range of subjects. The ideal medium to develop an appropriate approach to the art of reasoning is via a study of philosophy. An awareness of the major thrusts of philosophy from the principal regions of the world will provide students with the foundations, framework and confidence to be able to express their opinions articulately, knowledgably and logically. This subject gives them the skills and the opportunity to do this, both individually and as part of a team. It also develops their critical evaluation of research material and allows them to make judgements on published sources. The subject is designed to ensure students’ academic success by helping them to become independent thinkers and learners. A key element in this endeavour is a willingness on the part of the students to take responsibility for their own learning and to strive consistently to improve their work. In the interest of nurturing a continuing interest in the world around them, students are expected to keep up to date with news and current affairs by regularly reading reputable English language newspapers and magazines as well as watching news and current affairs programs on television. The subject is designed to: (i) help students appreciate the foundations of human intellectual endeavour and integrate some of these into their own reasoning, (ii) teach and practise the speaking skills necessary for giving and taking part in presentations, (iii) teach and practise critical evaluation of information, (iv) teach and practise debating skills and techniques, and (v) demonstrate ways of managing study time.

ARA101  - Arabic for Beginners

Description: This subject is designed to develop students communicative and functional abilities in Arabic as a Second Language. All four macro skills are developed through a combination of conceptual input, classroom based activities, and assignments. Students will be introduced to the Arabic script, its use, and production. The subjects primary focus is to give students the foundation necessary for using and understanding the Arabic language effectively in everyday situations. Communicative and functional/situational methods of instruction will be provided pedagogical framework for this subject.

BUSS111 - Business Programming 1

Pre-requisite: None
Description: The broad aim of this subject is to develop in students an understanding of the fundamental principles of programming as well as to develop skills in the design and implementation of well structured algorithms to a range of classical, business computing problems.

BUSS211 - Requirements Determination and System Analysis 

Pre-requisite: 6cp 100 level BUSS or CSCI or COMM110
Exclusions: ISIT100
Description: This subject aims to introduce the student to the techniques and technologies of structured systems analysis. It examines the complementary roles of systems analysts, clients and users in life cycle development methods. Data flow analysis and process descriptions are introduced and the relation to object orientation examined. The student will make use of a Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tool to document solutions to typical problems.

BUSS212 - Database Management Systems 

Pre-requisite: 6 credit points of BUSS100-level or CSCI100-level subjects or COMM110
Exclusions: ISIT112
Description: This subject aims to provide a concise and modern treatment of introductory database topics that are useful for information systems professionals. The goal of this subject is to learn the fundamental database concepts including conceptual data modelling, the relational data model and relational algebra and develop skills in the design and manipulation of relational databases using Structured Query Language (SQL). The subject will also briefly introduce advanced database concepts and emerging database technologies.

BUSS214 - Information Systems Development 

Pre-requisite: BUSS111 or CSCI111 or CSCI114
Exclusions: ISIT114
Description: The aims of this subject are to consolidate and extend student's knowledge and skills in structured programming and to introduce them to the concepts and practice of object oriented programming. To achieve this aim the subject will provide students with an opportunity to develop further programming skills and good coding style; develop skills in using the object-oriented concepts of inheritance, encapsulation, construction, access control, overloading and messaging; develop and display competency in the design and implementation of object-oriented programs to solve business problems.

BUSS218 - Systems Design and Architecture 

Pre-requisite: BUSS211
Description: This subject extends systems analysis and introduces the student to the techniques and technologies of structured systems design and object oriented systems design in the post-analysis stages of the Systems Development Life Cycle. It examines the complementary roles of systems analysts, designers, clients and users in traditional Systems Development Life Cycle and Object Oriented development methods. Process and Object methods and models are extended to cover systems design and implementation. Program design is placed in the context of systems design. The student will make use of a Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tool to document design solutions to typical problems.

BUSS308 - Information Systems Management 

Pre-requisite: 6 cp at 300 level BUSS or CSCI subjects
Description: Students will be introduced to the processes involved in managing information systems in the contemporary business environment. Students will gain an appreciation of the issues surrounding the strategy and planning of information systems; the strategic, tactical and operational roles of the Chief Information Officer (CIO); the alignment between information systems and business; policy and practice; technology diffusion; operational management; major trends impacting information systems management and how to assess the value of information systems.

BUSS311 - Advanced Database Management Systems 

Pre-requisite: BUSS212
Description: This subject provides an overview of the relational data model and relational database management systems followed by comprehensive coverage of some of the advanced topics related to data and database administration, CASE tools, post-relational database systems and recent developments in the areas of online analytical processing, data mining and the World Wide Web (WWW). Discussion of these relatively recent and advanced topics is expected to equip the student to meet the challenges in database management and advanced applications development in contemporary organisations. Students will be presented with opportunities to do hands-on work with appropriate commercial tools.

BUSS312 - Business Data Communications

Pre-requisite: 6cp of 200 level BUSS subjects
Description: This subject examines distributed information systems and data communications technology and their support of organisational objectives, the design of networked computer systems, the selection of appropriate hardware and software platforms and the current and future trends in data communications.

BUSS316 - Information Systems Prototyping 

Pre-requisite: BUSS212 and BUSS111 or CSCI111 or CSCI114
Description: This subject provides an understanding of the systems development and modification process. It enables students to evaluate and choose an appropriate systems development methodology. It emphasises the factors for effective communication with users and team members and all those associated with development and maintenance of the system. It introduces and describes evolutionary systems development methodologies, and addresses the issues involved in project planning, documentation, management and monitoring of evolutionary development.

BUSS318 - Information Systems Project

Pre-requisite: BUSS212
Description: This subject aims to provide students with: practical experience in the principles and techniques of project management; experience in the design of a real world project involving IS techniques; and practical experience in team work and project management skill development.

CHEM103 - Introductory Chemistry for Engineers

The 103 course provides an introduction to basic chemistry through topics applicable to engineering courses. Fundamentals: nomenclature and stoichiometry. Atomic theory, bonding and structure. Properties of matter. Reactions: thermochemistry, thermo dynamics, chemical equilibria, acid base equilibria and kinetics. Introductory organic chemistry. Environmental chemistry: pollution and pollution control. Electrochemistry: redox, galvanic cells, electrolysis and corrosion. Chemical basis of engineering materials such as metals, semiconductors, polymers, fuels, adhesives, concrete.
 

CIVL201 - Computer Modelling in Civil Engineering

The subject will be based around the design and construction of a typical framed building. Students will be introduced to Building Information Modelling (BIM) through sample files which they will edit and manipulate before creating their own prototype. Structural engineering and building construction terminology will be covered in sufficient detail for students to be able to understand architectural and constructions drawings and to produce structural models of the building. A simplified treatment of Australian loading codes will be delivered along with structural design charts. Frame analysis software will be used to derive structural forces and allow for sizing of beams, columns, floor slabs and footings. The structure will be examined using a number of different assumptions. Students will work in small teams to produce an integrated building design by the end of the session.
 

CIVL245 Construction Materials

The subject will be based around the design and construction of a typical framed building. Students will be introduced to Building Information Modelling (BIM) through sample files which they will edit and manipulate before creating their own prototype. Structural engineering and building construction terminology will be covered in sufficient detail for students to be able to understand architectural and constructions drawings and to produce structural models of the building. A simplified treatment of Australian loading codes will be delivered along with structural design charts. Frame analysis software will be used to derive structural forces and allow for sizing of beams, columns, floor slabs and footings. The structure will be examined using a number of different assumptions. Students will work in small teams to produce an integrated building design by the end of the session.
 

CIVL272 - Surveying

Basic concepts - Australian map grid, integrated survey grid, Australian height datum, control surveys, locating position, errors in measurement, units in surveying and significant figures. Measuring distances, reduced levels and angles. Determining position - traversing, global positioning systems and plane rectangular coordinates. Earthworks and volumes. Setting out - basic procedures, setting out curves, trenches, sewers, buildings and slope stakes for road grade. Introduction to underground surveying. Computer assisted data reduction. In addition to theoretical instruction, fieldwork assignments will be undertaken in electromagnetic distance measurement, traversing, levelling, curve ranging, staking a slope, and, for mining students, practical surveying in an underground environment.
 

CIVL311 - Structural Design 1

Introduction to structural design, dead and live loads. Review of limit states design. Design of reinforced concrete structural elements according to AS 3600. Strength and serviceability of reinforced concrete beams and one way slabs. Design of reinforced concrete columns for strength and stability. Design of steel beams and girders to AS 4100. Design of tension and compression members for trusses. Introduction to local and lateral buckling. Design of bolted and welded steel connections. 
 

CIVL314 - Structural Design 2

An introduction to wind and seismic loads. Design of reinforced concrete structures including the serviceability and strength design of reinforced concrete two way slab and flat plates for multistorey buildings together with reinforced concrete footings and retaining structures. An introduction to the design of prestressed concrete beams for serviceability and strength for both buildings and bridges.
 

CIVL322 - Hydraulics and Hydrology

Open Channel Hydraulics - uniform flow; gradually varied flow; changes in channel cross section; hydraulic structures; rapidley varied flow. Flood Hydrology - data collection and analysis; flood frequency; rainfall intensity-frequency-duration relationships; unit hydrograph; design flood estimation; flood routing in rivers and storage reservoirs; water distribution systems.
 

CIVL352 - Structures 1

Statically determinate and indeterminate trusses, beams and frames. Deflection of trusses beams and frames. Flexibility and stiffness methods. Moment distribution. Influence lines.
 

CIVL361 - Geo-mechanics

Soils and rocks - differences and similarities; cohesion less and cohesive soils; behaviour of intact and jointed rock masses; weight-volume relationships; particle size distribution; index properties of soils; soil classification; soil compaction and compressibility; mechanical properties of rock. Some topics will be presented in a laboratory environment. Pore water pressures and effective stress concept; permeability of soil and hydraulic properties of rock masses; groundwater flow; seepage theory; flow nets. Shear strength of soils and rock masses, total and effective stress parameters, Mohr-Coulomb criterion; Hoek and Brown failure; sliding on planes of weakness. Application of elastic theory for calculating stresses and displacements within soil or rock masses. Stability analysis of soil and rock slopes; stabilisation methods.
 

CIVL394 - Construction

The subject is designed to provide students with detailed knowledge of construction with regard to both surface and underground structures, including construction techniques, stability and maintenance aspects. The following subject material will be covered: Plant and equipment in Civil Engineering practice; Construction processes and quality control; Tunnelling in soft ground and rock; Coffer dams and caissons; Harbour works; Dewatering and grouting methods; Performance monitoring and observational design; underpinning and restoration techniques; formwork and scaffolding. The lectures and tutorials will be complemented with practical project work and a field trip.
 

CIVL444 - Civil Engineering Design

Major Civil engineering design, which will cover an integrated project incorporating geotechnical, hydraulic, structural and transport engineering.
 

CIVL454 - Structures 2

Ultimate load analysis of beams, plates, slabs and frames in steel and concrete. Column buckling. Shear centre and unsymmetrical bending. Introduction to structural dynamics. Other advanced structural analysis and design methods.
 

CIVL458 - Fundamentals of Construction Management

Introduction to risk management and ongoing management issues with a focus on the development of a credible business plan design with identification of potential risks. Within the site construction management context, students will develop skills in planning and scheduling, construction economics, construction safety and equipment maintenance. Students will be introduced to analytical tools for improving productivity and performance applied to the project scope, time, cost, risk and contractual issues. Introduction to BIM (Building Information Modelling) concepts and processes and how they interact with construction industry. Students will develop the ability to reads plans/blueprints and learn how to visualise the structural components relationships between 2D and 3D representations with the aid of software tools. Incorporating BIM in the context of estimations of quantities and cost and construction analysis and design.
 

CIVL462 - Principles of Foundation Engineering

One-dimensional theory of consolidation, primary and secondary consolidation; normally consolidated and over consolidated soils; settlement analysis.br Relationship between principal stresses at failure, importance of drainage conditions in soils, fully undrained conditions for saturated soils; drained and undrained shear strength of cohesive solids, behaviour of partially saturated soils.br Overburden and lateral stresses, active and passive pressures, Rankine's earth pressure theory, Coulomb's wedge theory, geotechnical aspects of retaining walls, drainage of backfill.br Bearing capacity of foundations; shallow footings and rafts, pile foundations, contact stress and subgrade reaction; use of elastic theory for stress and settlement calculation in soils and rocksbr. Unconfined seepage through earth structure, seepage control in dams, design of filters.
 

CIVL463 - Applied Geotechnical Engineering

Models of soil behaviour, stress paths in soil mechanics, total and effective stress paths. Stress strain behaviour of different types of soil under drained and undrained conditions; strain-softening; peak, softened and residual shear strength of cohesive soils; pore pressure co-efficient  A and B and their use in practical problems. Soil behaviour under earthquake conditions, the phenomenon of liquefaction. Comparison of laboratory and field testing for geotechnical investigation; uncertainties in geomechanics.
 

CIVL489 - Sustainable Roads & Railway Engineering

This subject addresses the mechanics, analytical approaches, and design principles associated with road and rail infrastructure. The subject overs road and rail loadings, rigid and flexible pavements, and trends in road and rail transport technologies. Topics are addressed with a particular focus on environmental, economic and social sustainability in design and selection of materials.
 

CIVL491 - Applied Finite Element Analysis for Civil Engineers

Use of engineering applications software, including structural and geotechnical mechanics, using finite element programs for stress, stability, and dynamic analysis. Discrete simulation. Depending on the availability of software other applications may be utilised. Problems will be selected from various areas in engineering.
 

COMM101- Principles of Responsible Commerce

Pre-requisite: None

Description: The subject provides students with a conceptual tool kit for understanding and practising responsible and ethical Commerce. The topics covered will include the origins of contemporary systems of commerce, ethical and social responsibility in commerce and developments in ethical and responsible commerce. Areas addressed include the environment, globalization, technology, anti-corruption, labour and human rights. Students will examine these issues from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives and apply them to contemporary commercial contexts.

COMM110 - Introduction to Business Information Systems 

Pre-requisite: None
Exclusions: BUSS110
Description: This subject examines the roles of information systems in a modern organisation. Topics covered include: information systems and their role in modern organisations; functions and purposes of various information systems and their components; system design and development process; information systems administration and management; social implications of information systems, hands-on experience in the use of productivity software. The practical component includes using the internet, word processing, spreadsheets and database systems.

COMM113- Business Oriented Information Systems

Pre-requisite: None

Exclusions: BUSS110 / COMM110

Description: Information systems (IS) form an integral part of modern organisations and are used to support all aspects of an organisations daily functions and activities. This subject introduces the fundamental information system concepts that facilitate business processes. It explores how organisations use information, IS and their respective applications to increase profitability, gain market share, improve customer service and manage daily operations whilst understanding the social implications of their decisions. Students will learn about the role of IS in the modern organisation and how IS supports all of the functional areas of an organisation Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources and Production/Operations Management.

COMM121 - Statistics for Business 

Pre-requisite: STAT015
Exclusions: STAT131 or ECON121
Description: The aim of the subject is to introduce students to quantitative techniques and their application to the business world with an emphasis on the decision-making process. The main focus of the subject is business statistics and topics will include descriptive statistics, probability, sampling, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, elementary correlation, regression analysis and time series forecasting. Students are also introduced to the use of computer programs for estimation and analysis to improve business decision-making.

COMM334- Intercultural Applications of Socially Innovative Commerce

Pre-requisite: 96 credit points including all commerce core subjects

Description: Intercultural Applications of Socially Innovative Business enables students to apply the principles of ethical, socially responsible and sustainable commerce in an intercultural business environment. The subject is based on a series of lectures and an integrative team project component. Students investigate socially innovative commercial problems which may include private, public and not for profit organisations for different communities. Students will engage in communities to develop a framework designed for sustainability and social innovation in a multidisciplinary business environment.

COMM351 - Business Ethics and Governance 

Pre-requisite: 72 cp
Description: An examination of the central issues in business ethics, covering topics such as the concept of social responsibility, individual and corporate values, models for making ethical decisions, ethics for the employee, the customer, the environment, the community, the government and the multinational context. Class consists primarily of student-centred discussion and experiential activities. Semester is arranged to take students through a reflective, unlearning process.

CSCI015 - Computer Applications 

Pre-requisite: None
Exclusions: CSCI001
Description: Computer Applications provides information on basic computing concepts, theories and the various applications of Information Technology in society. It also enables you to confidently and competently use an operating system, a variety of application packages including word processing, spreadsheets, and Power Point presentations. The subject is designed to: (i) provide the student with a basic understanding of the operation of a computer, (ii) provide the student with a basic understanding of computer networks, (iii) give the student ample opportunity to use a computer in a wide variety of applications, (iv) enable the student to gain self-confidence in the operation of a computer, (v) enable the student to gain skills in the operation of a computer, (vi) demonstrate the wide application of computers in today’s society, (vii) enable the student to use computers as a tool in other subject areas, and (viii) prepare the student to undertake more advanced computing subjects at University.

CSCI102 - Systems 

Pre-requisite: None
Description: CSCI102 establishes the position of Computer Science and Information Technology in a non-programming context. Areas introduced include Human-Computer Interface, Information Modelling, Intelligent Systems, Networks, Operating Systems, Software Design and Development and Professional ethics, rights and responsibilities.

CSCI103 - Algorithms and Problem Solving 

Pre-requisite: None
Description: CSCI103 introduces the basic concepts of algorithms and their relationship to data structures and problem solving. This subject emphasises problem solving techniques leading to the development of algorithms rather than their implementation or a formal mathematical treatment of algorithms. Topics include sorting, searching and counting problems and the principal algorithms used in their solution. Common approaches to algorithm development and analysis will be examined.

CSCI114 - Procedural Programming 

Pre-requisite: None
Exclusions: BUSS111 or CSCI111
Description: CSCI114 introduces the procedural approach to program design and implementation. Covers basic language constructs for defining variables of built-in types, flow control constructs and simple I/O. Explores functional decomposition as a design technique, and the implementation of functions. Introduces simple user-defined data types and aggregates.

CSCI124 - Applied Programming 

Pre-requisite: (CSCI111 and CSCI103) or (CSCI114 and CSCI103)
Exclusions: CSCI121
Description: This subject develops a thorough understanding of program design using data structures. It extends CSCI114 and presents pointers, dynamic memory management and exception handling. Other topics include implementation of Sorting and Searching Algorithms including the use of typedefs, void pointers and indexes to generalise algorithms; Implementation of data structures: queues, stacks, linked lists, dequeues, trees; Use of arrays as an implementation structure - hashing, radix sort, heaps and Heapsort; Random Access files and internal I/O; Testing of programs: black and white box testing, and the use of debuggers; Use of multi-file organisation in encapsulation and data hiding, with make files; These concepts will be treated through formal lectures, tutorials, assignments and laboratory sessions employing an object oriented language.

 CSCI131 - Introduction to Computer Systems

Pre-requisite: CSCI111 or (CSCI114 and CSCI103)
Description: The subject explores how programs written in high level languages such as C/C++ actually run on a computer. The first part covers the basics of machine architecture, instruction sets, addressing modes, and assembly language. The richer programming environment provided by an operating system is then examined. Finally, the compilation process is reviewed.

CSCI191 Engineering Programming 1

Pre-requisite: None 
Description: The primary topic areas in this course include, but are not limited to, computer representation of various data types, the computer instruction set, basic C syntax, logic operators, flow control, functions, arrays, pointers, simple IO, scope of variables, basic microprocessor instruction cycle, relationships between assembly language and C, compilation, linkage and loading of programs. Students will learn structured programming such that problems can be translated from word definition to an intermediate stage and then implementation in C. 
 

CSCI192 Engineering Programming 2

Pre-requisite:CSCI191
Description: The primary topic areas in this course include, but are not limited to; use of pointers in C, dynamic memory management, multi-file programs and make, testing and verification of software, problem solving strategies, the role of algorithms in the problem solving process, implementation of algorithms and the properties of algorithms. Basics of C++, classes, function overloading.
 

CSCI203 - Algorithms and Data Structures 

Pre-requisite: CSCI121 or CSCI124
Description: Approaches to analysing algorithm complexity, introduced in first year subjects, will be reviewed. The use of abstract data types as a design technique, and their implementation in solutions to problems, will form a large part of the subject. The concept of efficient code and ways to measure efficiency (both empirically, by timings, and theoretically) will be studied.

CSCI204 - Object and Generic Programming in C++ 

Pre-requisite: CSCI121 or CSCI124
Description: CSCI204 develops a thorough understanding of the object-oriented approach and introduces such object concepts as encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism and runtime binding. This is complemented by an introduction to object-oriented design, with UML representations at the program level. Templates are introduced as a method of achieving generalisation. Container classes and the Standard Template Library are presented as examples of generic programming.

CSCI205 - Software Development Methods and Tools 

Pre-requisite: CSCI121 or CSCI124
Description: This subject provides an introduction to the process of design and analysis of software. Students will receive a formal introduction to the software design process and techniques, pattern design and reuse, as well as general approaches of interface design. A UML supporting tool will be used for practice of object oriented development approach.

CSCI212 - Interacting Systems 

Pre-requisite: (CSCI124 and CSCI102) or (CSCI121 and CSCI102) or (CSCI124 and ISIT102)
Description: The subject develops an understanding of the operating system and tools from a programmer's viewpoint. Topics covered include the file system, processes, communication and tools. In particular, access, security, organisation, operating system effect on performance of a program, support, control; process and interaction, inter-process communication; use of shell scripts and commands to enhance problem solving; tools for development process; program paradigms: parallel, distributed, etc.

CSCI213 - Java Programming and Applications 

Pre-requisite: CSCI121 or CSCI124
Description: This subject provides:

  1. An introduction to the Java language and some of its standard class libraries;
  2. Experience with object oriented design and implementation techniques.

Topics covered will include: use of a Java Integrated Development Environment, Java language, subset of the standard Java class packages (Standard Edition: windowing, graphics, TCP/IP networking, threads, database access, applet, media), security issues with portable code, Java "Micro Edition" (ME) and its associated packages and applications. Development of applications for different environments

CSCI214 - Distributed Systems 

Pre-requisite: CSCI204 and CSCI213
Description: This subject introduces basic concepts underlying modern distributed computing architectures and provides some experience in the implementation of systems built using these architectures. Topics covered will include: low-level basics including sockets, internet-based inter-process communications, and threading; remote-procedure-calls and remote-method-invocations; modern synchronous and asynchronous XML-RPC style client server systems and supporting processes; messaging and transactional systems; peer-to-peer and grid technologies; supporting systems such as naming and directory services.

 

CSCI222 - Systems Development 

Pre-requisite: CSCI204
Description: This subject provides a framework for understanding and developing the necessary skills to successfully undertake the major third year software project. The subject provides an introduction to the practical aspects of the development of a software application following a well defined process. Students will gain experience in the software development cycle, including requirements, design, and implementation, and also learn to exploit implementation support technologies. Assignments will provide experience of structured development work in a small group setting. The implementation language used in illustrations and assignments is C++.

 

CSCI224 - Human Computer Interaction 

Pre-requisite: CSCI204 and 6cp of 200-level CSCI subjects
Description: This subject provides students with an understanding of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) design principles and how to apply them in the context of developing usable interactive computer systems. The subject will cover topics including user-centred design, the design process, prototyping, organising and presenting information, user interfaces, interaction styles and devices, usability studies, measuring and evaluating the user experience, etc. for the needs of multiple platforms and emergent devices.

CSCI235 - Databases 

Pre-requisite: CSCI121 or CSCI124
Description: This subject investigates three major areas of modern database systems:

  1. Design of relational databases
  2. Programming of relational databases
  3. Concurrency control and data recovery in database systems.

Topics will include: Introduction to conceptual database modelling; Principles of relational database model; Structured Query Language (SQL) and its procedural extensions (PL/SQL, Embedded SQL, JDBC); Database server programming; Normalisation of relational databases; and Transaction management and recovery in database systems.

 CSCI236 - 3D Modelling and Animation

Pre-requisite: 12 credit points of 200 level CSCI or IACT subjects
Description: This subject provides students with a hands-on introduction to the use of computers for developing models of three-dimensional objects and viewing them in 3D as still images and animations. Topics covered include basic modelling primitives, from polygons to spline surfaces; tools to modify simple objects; surfacing concepts such as textures and bump maps; basic lighting of scenes; the animation process including key frames, articulated structures, camera movement and morphing; lighting effects such as volumetrics and radiosity. The subject uses the industry standard software package LightWave.

CSCI240 - Multimedia Programming Foundations 

Pre-requisite: CSCI124
Description: This subject provides an introduction to multimedia programming by exploring multimedia infrastructure and developing skills in the programming technologies used in multimedia. Infrastructure includes both how the elements of a multimedia system relate, for example MPEG 21, and foundational concepts used in producing multimedia, for example matrix transforms, simulations, kinematics and the dynamics of motion. Programming technologies include OO programming, 2D graphics, simple image and audio processing in Java; web presentation technologies such a SMILE; multimedia messaging; and an overview of multimedia applications programming interfaces, such as Java media framework and QuickTime.

CSCI262 - Systems Security 

Pre-requisite: CSCI121 or CSCI124
Description: The subject covers some fundamental computer security technologies in the following aspects:

  1. Operating system security such as physical security, file protections, system abuses, attacks and protections;
  2. Database security including data integrity, data recover, data encryption/ decryption, access control, and authentication;
  3. Mobile code security including malicious logic, host and mobile code protection, mobile agents' security.
  4. Intrusion detection;
  5. Security policies;
  6. Security management and risk analysis.

CSCI291 Programming for Engineers

The primary topics areas in this subject include: introduction to the C Programming environment, use of pointers, dynamic memory management, arrays and structures, file input and output, multi-file programs and make files, testing and verification of software, implementation and properties of algorithms, concepts of object-oriented programming in C++ including classes and function overloading.
 

CSCI311 - Software Process Management 

Pre-requisite: CSCI205
Description: The primary aim of this subject is to acquaint students with the formal methodologies associated with the task of managing the software development process. Topics may include: Project Planning, Cost Estimation, Project Scheduling, Factors Influencing Productivity, Productivity Metrics, Risk Assessment and Management, Planning for Change, Release and Configuration Management, Software Process Standards, Software Contracts, Approaches to Maintenance, Long-Term Software Development, Case Studies of Real World Projects, Ethics, Professional Organisations, Legal Implications and Liabilities.

CSCI315 - Database Design and Implementation 

Pre-requisite: CSCI235
Description: This subject investigates the process of relational database design starting from conceptual database design, through logical database design up to and including physical database design, database tuning and administration. The topics will include conceptual database design based on Object Modelling Technique, methodologies for conceptual design, view integration, logical database design, database normalisation and de-normalisation, physical database design, generation of database applications, database tuning, design of distributed database systems.

CSCI317 Database Performance Tuning

Pre-requisite: CSCI235
Description: The subject addresses the performance problems of relational database systems. In particular, it presents optimisation of query processing in relational database systems, performance tuning of database applications, transaction processing in database systems, optimisation of transaction processing, performance tuning of relational database servers, performance tuning of three tier database applications. Laboratory classes demonstrate the techniques used for elimination of performance problems in database systems. Oracle 9i database management system is used for demonstration purposes and all practical work in the subject. 
 

CSCI318 Software Engineering Practices & Principles

This subject examines the current state of software engineering both as an academic discipline and as a profession. The subject focuses on issues of requirements engineering, system procurement, and professional practice, and through case studies, the subject considers reasons for the failure and success of various software engineering projects. Topics which may be covered include: Requirements Elicitation, Functional and Non-Functional Requirements, Design Patterns and Refactoring, Reverse Engineering, Software Quality Assurance, Analysis and Verification of Specification and Design, Examples of Formal Techniques in Software Engineering.
 

CSCI319 Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing

This subject introduces basic concepts underlying modern distributed system and cloud computing system design. The subject provides some experience in the implementation of distributed system and cloud computing system components. A particular focus of this subject is on scalability, transparency, and design principles underlying distributed and cloud computing systems. Topics covered include: inter-process communications, multi-threaded servers, remote-procedure-calls, synchronous and asynchronous RPC, client server systems, distributed system architectures, messaging and transactional systems, peer-to-peer, cluster, and grid technologies, virtualization and fault tolerance, synchronization, security, naming, synchronization, replication, and consistency; supporting systems such as NFS, and DNS, with some practical exposure to real world distributed systems, design of distributed file services or distributed web based services, and cloud computing systems.
 

CSCI321 - Project 

Pre-requisite: (CSCI222 and CSCI204) or (CSCI213 and CSCI222) or (CSCI213 and CSCI204) and 12cp of 200 level subjects
Description: Working in groups, students design, implement, and document a software system. Involves: project planning and scheduling, seminars and individual presentations, group coordination, research of proposed application domain, use of design methodologies, design documentation, coding, module and system integration, testing, verification, and implementation. A small number of project topics have been proposed. Students will form teams, each of which will design, implement and document a solution to one of the proposed projects. Teams will meet weekly with supervisors to discuss progress and problems.

CSCI322 Systems Administration

Pre-requisite: (CSCI204 and 6 cp of 200-level CSCI subjects) or (ISIT212 & ISIT114) or (BUSS312 & ISIT114) or (BUSS214 & BUSS312))
Description: This subject will cover the practical and theoretical aspects of system administration. The various resource areas which have to be managed will be discussed and examined, and the possible methods of monitoring and controlling them in various systems will be investigated. The features unique to both single processor and networked systems will be investigated.
 

CSCI323 - Artificial Intelligence 

Pre-requisite: CSCI204 and 6cp of 200-level CSCI subjects
Description: CSCI323 reviews the main components of Artificial Intelligence research including knowledge representation, reasoning, natural language understanding, and perception. Focuses on Expert Systems and the computational models they embody. Introduces the programming languages Lisp and Prolog.

CSCI324 - Human Computer Interaction 

Pre-requisite: CSCI204 and 6cp of 200-level CSCI subjects
Description: This subject examines the design evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use (HCI) and the major phenomena surrounding them. Also considered are joint performance of tasks by humans and machines, structure of human machine communication, social and organisational interactions with machine design, human capabilities to use machines including their learning ability as well as algorithms and programming of the interface itself, engineering concerns that arise in designing interfaces, the process of specification design and implementation of interfaces and design tradeoffs.

CSCI325 - Software Engineering Formal Methods 

Pre-requisite: CSCI204
Description: This subject introduces students to formal methods for software specification. The role of formal methods in the software development process is explained, and it is illustrated with case studies of the industrial application of formal methods. The subject uses the Z notation as an example of a formal specification technique, and software tools for the manipulation of Z specifications are introduced. Case studies in the application of formal methods to safety-critical and real-time software systems are presented.

CSCI336 - Computer Graphics 

Pre-requisite: CSCI204 and 6cp 200 level CSCI subjects
Description: Introduction to computer representation of lines and points; mathematical models; transformations in 2 and 3 dimensions; homogenous coordinate systems; fill algorithms; solid modelling; hidden line and surface algorithms; lighting models; and current trends.

CSCI342 Mobile Applications

This subject gives students an appreciation of application development for mobile devices including issues such as data persistence, mobile interface design, web integration and deployment. In addition to this, the technical skills necessary to develop applications using several languages, frameworks and tools are practiced.

CSCI346 Game Development

Pre-requisite: CSCI236
Description: Subject introduces the game development and production lifecycle. Students are exposed to the different game genre and how they affect game play. The design and development of different game plays are introduced. The subject allows students to explore the appreciation and critical review of modern games. There is a hands-on aspect of the subject where students design and develop games of different genres using appropriate game development framework. 
 

CSCI350 Internship

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of 24 cp of Computer Science subjects at 200 level
Description: The core of the internship program is a six to eight weeks period of work placement spent in supervised work in environment-related work during the summer. The summer internship is not compulsory and when carried out as per the regulation of the College of Informatics and Computer Science can be counted as one of the elective courses only, so it cannot substitute for any required course. While the precise nature of internship will vary considerably, students will normally gain experience in some of the following areas: Software/hardware analysis, design, development and testing; The use and application of Software/Hardware tools in the design, development and implementation of problem solutions; Database design and development; Database implementation and maintenance; Installation and testing of hardware/software systems; Systems maintenance; Customer support; Software support for research projects; Software/Hardware evaluation and re-engineering. The internship requires a good deal of planning and arrangements from both the student side and the University side and have to be made in advance for it to serve its purpose. Students interested in the internship program must i) secure an internship position, and ii) approach the college before the beginning of the summer semester and submit an internship proposal. The University will do its best through the career advisor office and the College to secure internship positions every summer but it does not guarantee a placement for students. The internships available through the University will be distributed on a merit base and with consultation with external partners. 
 

CSCI356 Game Engine Essentials 

Pre-requisite: CSCI204
Description: This subject will introduce fundamental concepts and techniques required in the development of games and game engines. Game engine components that will be examined include rendering, collision and physics, artificial intelligence among others. The design and development of these components will be illustrated using appropriate software and application programming interfaces. Among others, topics covered in this subject will include game loops and time management, handling input, cameras, particles, collision detection, rigid-body dynamics, terrain, path-finding, and state machines.
 

CSCI358 - Security Engineering 

Pre-requisite: 12cp of 200-level CSCI subjects 
Description: This subject develops the skills and applies the knowledge necessary to identify and solve problems in the deployment of security systems. Topics include: Relationships among cryptographic techniques. Black, white and grey hat techniques. Authentication versus identification, Security policies for security administration. Security monitoring. E-commerce, bank security. File sharing and source control integrity. Legality of digital signatures, DRM, forensics, liability, copyright protection, internet censorship. Standards and RFCs. Security of deployed systems. 

CSCI361 - Cryptography and Secure Applications 

Pre-requisite: (CSCI204 or CSCI213) plus 6cp 200 level CSCI subjects
Description: This subject develops the skills and knowledge necessary to identify and address security problems in a variety of simple communication models. Topics covered include: Classical cryptology, Modern secret key cryptography including block (DES, AES) and stream ciphers (RC4), security properties (authentication, integrity, confidentiality, availability), public key cryptography (knapsacks, RSA, Rabin, Elgamal), digital signatures (RSA, DSS, Elgamal) , hashing (birthday paradox, Merkle-Damgard construction), MACS’s, Key management (PKI, certificates, key establishment/exchange/transport, Diffie-Hellman), Identification protocols, Privacy preserving (mix-nets), Secret sharing. Applications studied include some of: email security, SET, E-payment, E-voting, Fair exchange.

CSCI366 Multimedia Computing

Pre-requisite: CSCI204
Description:
The subject will introduce the acquisition, representation, compression, transportation/communication and consumption of multimedia data including, images, video and audio. The treatment will be general and cover commonly used acquisition devices including digital still and video cameras, audio microphones; colour representation techniques for images and video; modern compression techniques for compact representation (JPEG, JPEG2000, H.264/AVC, MPEG4,); RTSP, etc. The subject will include a laboratory component where students design and implement simple applications of multimedia including computer games.

CSCI368 - Network Security 

Pre-requisite: CSCI361
Description: This subject provides a survey of network security technologies, and explores them in practice. This includes but is not limited to, network-based threats, security failure in cryptographic and network protocols, authentication servers, certificates and public-key infrastructures, security provisions in communication protocols and standards, electronic mail security, firewalls and intrusion detection systems.

CSCI371 - Special Topics in Computer Security 

Pre-requisite: CSCI214 and CSCI262 and CSCI361
Description: This course provides students with

  1. An understanding and first hand experience of advanced techniques and tools for identifying and categorizing vulnerabilities that allow penetration of networked systems and environments;
  2. A practicum, for applying the concepts and methods of information security management acquired ,
  3. experience in working as a team in order to perform information security tasks for the protection of an organisation information assets.

CSCI399 - Server Technology 

Pre-requisite: CSCI213 or ITCS213
Description: This subject provides a broad overview of the computing technologies that underlie e-commerce. Technical topics will include: the HTML-markup language and HTTP protocol, client-side scripting with Javascript, CGI programming using Perl, web server configuration (Apache), PHP scripting, Java servlets, Java Server Pages, and a limited introduction to .NET.

DESN211 - Introduction to Web Design 

Pre-requisite: DESN102
Description: This unit introduces design concepts and methods for Web based design. Explores industry issues surrounding interactive design and project planning and production. Case studies innovative design solutions and strategies within a industry best practice context.

DESN212 - Advanced Web Design

Pre-requisite: DESN201 and DESN211
Description: This unit provides students with further critical, conceptual and practical understanding of world wide web design principles. Topics to be covered include; interface and interactive design, and information design. The unit aims to teach a range of technical and conceptual skills needed by the world wide web designer for entry into the industry, including best industry practice.

DESN290 - Graphic Design Basics: Web Design 

Pre-requisite: DESN190
Description: This unit introduces design concepts and methods for Web based design. Explores industry issues surrounding interactive design and project planning and production. Case studies innovative design solutions and strategies within an industry best practice context.

DESN310 - 2D Animation 

Pre-requisite: DESN211
Description: This subject provides students with important technical and conceptual skills that are needed for producing 2D animations and short digital films of industry standard. The focus of this course is on 2D animation, wherein students will use editing software for practical applications and learn creative, innovative practices that demonstrate a high level of understanding of digital motion graphics.

DESN311 - Inclusive Design Interactive Multimedia 

Pre-requisite: DESN212 and DESN202
Description: This unit explores the new field of inclusive design, interactivity, motion graphics and social benefit. Focus is on generating innovative design solutions within a context of content creation and content design. Students will explore ideas of the interactive digital narrative and documentary story telling.

DESN390 - Experimental Digital Art 

Pre-requisite: DESN290
Description: This subject focuses upon experimental digital art. At the conceptual level, students explore the history, critical debates and themes that have shaped the development of this dynamic aesthetic field. At the practical level, students develop skills in the various processes that digital art creation involves. There is a particular emphasis upon the development of programming skills and in encouraging creative dialogue between traditional and computer-based art practices.

ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business

This subject introduces students to essential macroeconomic and microeconomic ideas, models and reasoning. This economic knowledge is used to explore important questions such as, is economics a value free science?, do individuals behave rationally?, how and why do market structures vary across different industries and why is this knowledge important?, do markets ever fail, and if so, why?, what are some causes and implications of inflation and unemployment?, how do monetary and financial systems operate?, and how do governments typically respond to domestic macroeconomic volatility? While these questions will not be fully answered in this introductory subject, policy challenges and case studies will be used to demonstrate the importance of basic economic reasoning if sensible answers to economic and social challenges are to be found, and to stimulate greater awareness of economic approaches to the analysis of contemporary social issues.
 

ECON101 - Macroeconomic Essentials for Business 

Pre-requisite: ARTS015
Description: This subject analyses relevant macroeconomic concepts and principles in an integrated macroeconomic environment. Simple macroeconomic models will be developed to characterise the interdependencies of the more important components parts of a macro economy. This will allow students to analyse some real world problems and to start identifying and formulating appropriate macroeconomic policies.

ECON102 Economics and Society

This subject introduces students to the economic analysis of contemporary social issues—particularly: inequality, human resources, the environment, growth and development, and international trade, among others—and the institutions that play a significant role in shaping them. The emphasis will be on policy-relevant examples from both the domestic and international contexts. The exact list of topics may vary between offerings. The subject serves as a vehicle to introduce the important role of economic analysis in a globalized world. The subject will benefit a broad group of students, interested in understanding the economic interpretation of contemporary policy issues, as well those who have specific interests in various subfields of Economics.
 

ECON111 - Introductory Economics 

Pre-requisite: ARTS015
Description: The aim of this course is to make the basic microeconomic concepts, elementary techniques, and simple microeconomic models and applications accessible and understandable to all students. Specifically, students who complete this subject successfully should know and be able to use the terminology and graphical techniques of basic microeconomics; understand and be able to explain the basic theory of demand and supply, including nature and application of price, cross, and income elasticities; know and be able to explain the basic theory of production and costs; and know and be able to explain the market behaviour of firms operating in markets characterised by perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly. Students should be able to use the theory of microeconomics to analyse social issues and policies in areas such as education, health care and the environment.

ECON216 - International Trade Theory and Policy

Pre-requisite: ECON111
Description: This subject is designed to provide an introduction to international trade theory and international trade policy. It will examine the theory, policies, practices and institutions of relevance to a country's trade with other nations. The following broad questions will be addressed: Why do nations trade with each other? What are the gains and losses from free trade to the nations involved? What determines the pattern of international trade and production? What are the effects of various commercial policies on the nations involved and on the welfare of various groups within those nations? How does the foreign exchange market work and in what ways does it facilitate or impede international trade? What are the possible effects of exchange-rate policies on a country's production, employment and price level? How is a country's trade performance linked to its external debt and economic growth? How can trade affect the local and global environment?

ECON240 - Financial Modelling 

Pre-requisite:  COMM121 or STAT131

Description:   This subject deals with the application of statistical techniques to financial decision-making. Students will use econometric methods and data to solve real-world problems by estimating and interpreting financial and business relationships. The subject covers regression analysis, hypothesis testing and the assumptions underpinning the classical linear regression model. It then provides an in-depth analysis of model diagnostics, univariate time series modelling and forecasting, as well as applied multivariate co-integration techniques and the estimation of financial market volatility.

ECON332 - Managerial Economics and Operations Research 

Pre-requisite: COMM121
Description: This subject develops and applies a variety of quantitative techniques to economic and managerial decision-making. It is an extension of econ 228/230 and covers a wide range of quantitative analyses such as forecasting techniques, Markov process models, PERT, CPM and specialised network algorithms, risk preference analysis, transportation and assignment models and quadratic and nonlinear programming.

ECTE171 - Electrical Engineering Practice

Pre-requisite: None
Description: This subject aims to provide students with a general introduction to electrical, computer and telecommunications engineering and professional engineering practice. The subject will examine the role played by engineers in society and explain what it means to be a professional engineer. It will provide an introductory overview of engineering systems and signals; telecommunications engineering including the basics of a communications system, data communications and networks; computer engineering including the basics of computer systems, and digital circuits; electrical engineering including the basics of electrical energy systems. The subject also provides an introduction to the communication, management and teamwork skills required of professional engineers through a team design activity. The practical component will include introductory experiments within electrical, computer and telecommunications engineering. The design component will involve written and verbal presentations on topics within electrical, computer and telecommunications engineering. 
 

ECTE172 - Introduction to Circuits and Devices

Pre-requisite: None
Co-requisites: MATH141
Description: This subject aims to provide students with an understanding of the behavior of basic electrical devices and circuits as used in electrical, computer and telecommunications engineering. It will provide an introduction to electrical quantities and measurements, circuit analysis and electronic devices and circuits. The practical component will cover basic electrical measuring, recording and display instruments; characteristics and measurements of circuit elements and analogue circuits. 
 

ECTE182 - Internet Technology I 

Pre-requisite: None
Description: This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of computer communications. These fundamentals are then used to outline internet architecture and describe its key components. Following this, the operation of the World Wide Web (WWW) will be detailed. Topics covered include packet switching; switched networks; layered protocols; local and wide area networks; WWW operation; network components (eg. routers); and access technologies (eg. modems). Laboratory exercises are used to illustrate key computer communications concepts.

ECTE202 - Circuits and Systems

Pre-requisites: ECTE170 (or ECTE172); and MATH142 (or MATH162 or MATH188)
Description: Topics covered in this subject include: dependent sources; circuit analysis techniques; simple operational amplifiers circuit analysis; feedback; generalised and complex impedance; energy storage elements L, C; natural, forced and complete response of first and second order circuits; phasors; frequency response; Bode plots; Laplace Transform and Fourier series; and magnetically coupled circuits.
 

ECTE203 - Signals and Systems

Pre-requisite: MATH142
Description:
The aim of this subject is to provide students with an introduction to electrical signals, systems and signal processing. Topics covered include: mathematical representation of signals; description and analysis of systems; Fourier series analysis; Fourier transform analysis of signals and systems; sampling and the discrete Fourier transform; the Laplace transform; Laplace transform analysis of signals and systems; the z- Transform; and z-Transform analysis of signals and systems. The laboratory component will enable the practical investigation of the concepts introduced in lectures using Matlab.

ECTE212 - Electronics

Pre-requisite: ECTE172
Co-requisite: ECTE202
Description: This subject aims to provide students with an opportunity to develop an understanding of electronic circuit design using operational amplifiers as the building blocks and with an ability to analyse circuits using conventional methods. Topics covered include: the use of operational amplifiers in circuits eg. inverting and non-inverting amplifiers, small signal (unity bandwidth and gain-bandwidth product) and large signal (slew rate) frequency response of non-ideal operational amplifiers in inverting and non-inverting configurations; adders, filters/oscillators, instrumentation amplifiers, comparators, rectifiers, clippers, Analog to Digital and Digital to Analog circuits; the terminal characteristics of devices and their use in linear (amplifiers) and non-linear circuits e.g. biasing and ac models (low and high frequency, characterising amplifiers, the Miller Effect and Miller Multiplier for the case of transistor circuits) for operational amplifiers and discrete circuit transistors, diodes/Zener diodes, transistors (MOSFETs, BJTs - including large signal Ebers-Moll Model); integrated transistor circuits for MOSFETs using active loads; combining devices into amplifiers e.g. differential pairs, cascode and Darlington connections, Szlikai pairs, current sources and mirrors, push-pull; high frequency amplification and appropriate equivalent circuit models. 

ECTE213 Engineering Electromagnetics

This subject aims to develop an understanding of the fundamental principles and physical laws of electromagnetism that are necessary for the design, analysis and implementation of better Electrical, Electronic and Communication systems in the 21st century. It provides in depth coverage of practical aspects of EM theory, with a focus on field and wave generation and propagation. The topics covered include vectors and fields, Maxwell’s equations, plane waves, transmission lines, waveguides, resonators, antennas, Rayleigh scattering and computational aspects of EM fields.
 

ECTE222- Power Engineering 1

Pre-requistes: ECTE101 or ECTE170 or ECTE172
Description:
 
The topics covered in this subject include: typical power system loads; basic structure of a power system; electric power generation; single and three phase systems; power system equipment: transformers, switch gear and protection; installation practice: voltage drops, power factor correction, tariffs, safety, earthing, protection equipment rating; power quality: system disturbances, equipment susceptibility, improvement and instrumentation; and introductory power electronics.

ECTE233 - Digital Hardware

Pre-requisite: CSCI191 or ECTE171
Description:
Topics covered in this subject include: combinational logic, simplification of logic expressions, Karnaugh maps; sequential logic, flip-flops, registers, clock, timing and synchronisation problems; sequential machines, Mealy and Moore machines, timing diagrams and state tables; and programmable logic array and programmable logic controllers.

ECTE324 Foundations in Electrical Energy Utilisation

The topics covered in this subject include: basic structure of a power system; electric power generation; single and three phase systems; power system equipment: typical power system loads; transformers, switch gear and protection; installation practice: voltage drops, power factor correction, safety, earthing, protection equipment rating; power quality: system disturbances, equipment susceptibility, improvement and instrumentation; ac induction and dc machines; power electronics (dc to dc, dc to ac and ac to dc converters) and elements of electric motor drives.
 

ECTE250 - Engineering Design and Management 2

Pre-requisite: ECTE171 or (ECTE150 orMGNT110) and ((MATH188 or MATH162 or MATH142)
Description:
This subject consists of a structured team design activity covering the first four phases of a product design cycle. Student teams will undertake the entire project using staff as 'costed' advisors. The team activity will be supplemented by lectures covering such areas as: language and communications; teamwork; and an introduction to key project management design and development activities, including management concepts and tools, to enable engineers to effectively manage the design and development aspects of both a project and its associated activities.

ECTE282 - Internet Systems 

Pre-requisite: ECTE182
Description:
This subject examines Internet protocols, and technologies. In particular, it will look at encoding methods; link layer technologies such as HDLC; medium access control protocols for wired and wireless networks; routing (OSPF, BGP4); TCP; WWW; integrated and differentiated services; and security algorithms. Laboratory exercises will illustrate the operation of key Internet protocols.

 ECTE301- Digital Signal Processing

Pre-requisites: ECTE203 and (MATH283 or MATH201)
Description: In this subject the following topics will be covered: review of discrete-time signals and linear time-invariant systems; digital processing of continuous-time signals; introduction to random signals, correlation and matched filtering; FIR and IIR Digital filters and their analysis in the z- and in frequency domains; the DFT (Discrete Fourier Transform) and its applications; FFT algorithms; FIR and IIR digital filter design and implementation techniques; spectrum analysis and estimation using windows; and practical applications of DSP algorithms.

ECTE331 Real-time Embedded Systems

This subject enables students to analyse, design and implement real-time embedded systems. The subject will consider topics including multi-tasking, real-time networking and communications, real-time operating systems, timing analysis, pre-emptive and non-pre-emptive scheduling, and real-time programming languages. In particular, material will address embedded devices such as mobile phones and other internet-aware devices. The subject initially familiarises students with the fundamentals of programming for real-time embedded systems. A laboratory will provide students with guided experiments that investigate the opportunities and challenges of programming on embedded devices and platforms.
 

 ECTE333 - Microcontroller Architecture and Applications

Pre-requisites: ECTE233 and CSCI191
Description:
In this subject the following topics will be covered: computer architecture; central processing unit; memory (ROM and RAM); input/output devices; basic computer organisation; binary data and instruction codes; machine and assembly languages - instruction set; direct and indirect addressing; building computer systems from commercially available parts such as micro-processors and micro-controllers; static and dynamic memory; A/D and D/A converters; digital I/O; and serial communication integrated circuits. Students will also be required to become proficient at interfacing a micro-controller with digital hardware and writing programs to control the hardware.

 ECTE344- Control Theory

Pre-Requisites: ECTE202 and (MATH283 or MATH201)
Description:
 
Topics covered in this subject include: mathematical modelling of physical systems; signal flow and state space representation of systems; steady state and transient analysis; root locus; frequency response analysis using Nyquist and Bode; design of PID, lag, lead, controllers using Bode and root locus methods; and multiloop control.

 ECTE350- Engineering Design and Management 3

Pre-requisites: (ECTE170 or ECTE172) and (ECTE250 or ENGG154) and ECTE233
Description:
The aim of this subject is to provide students (in teams) with the opportunity to undertake a significant product development exercise, from target specification through to product launch. The emphasis is on the technical achievements of the team project. Student teams will undertake the entire project using staff as 'costed' advisors. The team activity will be supplemented by lectures covering such areas as an introduction to key implementation activities including: management concepts and tools to enable engineers to effectively manage the critical implementation aspects of projects; social and ethical considerations; psychology/ergonomics; and engineering test methodology.

 ECTE363- Communication Systems

Pre-Requisites: ECTE203 and (MATH201 or MATH283)
Description: This subject aims to provide students with an understanding of the basics of modern communications systems. Topics covered include: base-band signalling, including transmission through band-limited channels; and band-pass signalling, incorporating digital modulation techniques.

 ECTE364- Data Communications

Pre-Requisites: (CSCI191 or CSCI192) and MATH142
Description: Topics covered in this subject include: basics of data communications and fundamentals of computer networks; layered protocols; error correction techniques; network types and topologies; local area networks; wide area networks; packet switching; internet and transport protocols; and internet applications.

 ECTE399- Professional Experience

Pre-Requisites: None
Description: This subject is a core subject in which students are required to complete, at least, 12 weeks of approved professional experience. This experience must be in an industry relevant to the degree that is being undertaken in order for students to gain exposure to the external industry environment and participate in a hands-on learning experience.

 

Power Engineering ( Only for 3rd and 4th year students and requires approval by the faculty )
 

ECTE433 Embedded Systems

Description : The subject will examine the key properties of software, firmware, and hardware systems in the embedded, resource constrained, mobile, and highly distributed world. It will explore topics, including embedded processors instruction sets, performance and power consumption, the embedded computing platform, program analysis and design, embedded processors and operating systems, hardware accelerators, networks for embedded systems, and systems-on-silicon.
 

ECTE423 Power System Analysis

Description : The aim of this subject is to provide students with an understanding of the advanced techniques required for power systems calculations and analysis. Topics covered in this subject include: an introduction to power systems comprising thermal and hydro power stations; transmission lines and distribution systems; computer applications in power systems planning; design, control and operation; review of basic analysis tools; reactive power management; load flow and fault analysis; and transient stability.
 

ECTE471 Robotics and Flexible Automation

Description : The subject provides the knowledge and skills required to design appropriate robotic systems for flexible automation, including the modelling, analysis, design, and deployment of a robotic manipulator and its associated sensory systems. The contents will consist of: Industrial robots, as a component of automation; mathematical modelling of a robotic arm; direct and inverse kinematics model; direct and inverse dynamic model; trajectory planning; control systems for industrial robots; tactile sensors; force sensors; ultrasound sensors; computer vision; and other sensors.
 

ECTE465 Wireless Communication systems

Description : The aim of this subject is to provide students with an understanding of the systems used in wireless communications. Topics covered include: the regulatory environment; electromagnetism fundamentals; antennas and antenna systems; near earth propagation; the multi-path propagation environment; multi-user communications in wireless systems; medium access control; and mobility management mechanisms. Case studies will also be undertaken.     
                
Computer Engineering ( Only for 3rd and 4th year students and requires approval by the faculty )
 

ECTE471 Robotics and Flexible Automation

Description : The subject provides the knowledge and skills required to design appropriate robotic systems for flexible automation, including the modelling, analysis, design, and deployment of a robotic manipulator and its associated sensory systems. The contents will consist of: Industrial robots, as a component of automation; mathematical modelling of a robotic arm; direct and inverse kinematics model; direct and inverse dynamic model; trajectory planning; control systems for industrial robots; tactile sensors; force sensors; ultrasound sensors; computer vision; and other sensors.
 

ECTE432 Computer Architecture

Description : The aim of this subject is to provide students with the knowledge of current computer architecture and the skill to design and interface an RISC processor. The topics covered include processor data path and control, CPU architecture, performance issues, enhancing performance through pipelining, memory hierarchy, Cache, DMA, Buses and other connections, interfacing I/O devices and I/O performance measurements.
 

ECTE401 Multimedia Signal Processing

Description : The aim of this subject is to extend the digital signal processing knowledge gained in ECTE301 Digital Signal Processing. The contents consist of applying digital signal processing to practical applications including speech, audio, image and video processing.
 

ECTE412 Power Electronics and Drives

The aim of this subject is to provide students with an understanding of power conversion circuits using modern power switching devices and their application to equipment supplies and the control of electric drives. Topics covered include: power switching devices and their application, dc-dc converters, ac-dc converters, including switch-mode power supplies, dc-ac conversion using inverters, methods of pulse width modulation, selection of motors for industrial applications, and the design of closed loop speed control systems for dc and ac motors.

 

ECTE423 Power System Analysis

The aim of this subject is to provide students with an understanding of the advanced techniques required for power systems calculations and analysis. Topics covered in this subject include: an introduction to power systems comprising thermal and hydro power stations; transmission lines and distribution systems; computer applications in power systems planning; design, control and operation; review of basic analysis tools; reactive power management; load flow and fault analysis; and transient stability.

 

ECTE426 Power Distribution Systems

The aim of this subject is to provide students with an understanding of the design concepts and operation of electrical power distribution systems relevant to the electrical utility industry and industrial plants containing large power distribution applications. Topics covered in this subject include: an introduction to distribution system planning and automation; load modelling and calculations; system equipment modelling and selection; protection and insulation coordination; power quality and system load interaction; design of radial systems; voltage control; capacitor applications; earthing and reliability.

 

ECTE427 Renewable and Embedded Generation

The aim of this subject is to provide students with an understanding of renewable and embedded energy systems and their integration, operation and control. Topics include: fundamentals of renewable power generation; application of renewable energy resources to reduce greenhouse emissions; role of renewable and embedded generation in the electricity market; economics of renewable and embedded generation for demand side integration; renewable energy resources electrical characteristics and grid integration issues; modelling of renewable resources; micro-grids and A.C. and D.C. power electronics interfacing; energy storage; and impact of multiple renewable energy units on electricity networks in regards to control, protection and quality of supply.

 

ECTE432 Computer Architecture

The aim of this subject is to provide students with the knowledge of current computer architecture and the skill to design and interface an RISC processor. The topics covered include processor data path and control, CPU architecture, performance issues, enhancing performance through pipelining, memory hierarchy, Cache, DMA, Buses and other connections, interfacing I/O devices and I/O performance measurements.
 

ECTE433 Embedded Systems

Description : The subject will examine the key properties of software, firmware, and hardware systems in the embedded, resource constrained, mobile, and highly distributed world. It will explore topics, including embedded processors instruction sets, performance and power consumption, the embedded computing platform, program analysis and design, embedded processors and operating systems, hardware accelerators, networks for embedded systems, and systems-on-silicon.
 

ECTE451 Engineering Project 1

In this subject students will be assigned to an individual supervisor drawn from the School's academic staff. The supervisor will provide a topic to the student and give instructions on how to research and carry out other work related to the topic. The student will be expected to meet weekly with the supervisor. At the end of the session, the student is required to produce a written report and a seminar presentation on the respective topic.
 

ECTE458 Engineering Project 2

In this subject students will be required to work on individual projects which may involve background reading and analysis; development of hardware, software or an experimental program; or simulation and analysis. It will involve weekly tutorial sessions, presentation of project outcomes and writing of technical reports. This subject provides students that have demonstrated a capacity to undertake high-quality, independent project work to further develop these skills.
                
Telecommunication ( Only for 3rd and 4th year students and requires approval by the faculty )
 

ECTE482 Network Engineering

Description : This subject primarily covers large scale IP networks. In addition to considering architectures and protocols, a key focus will be the development of analytical techniques to assist the design and performance monitoring of these networks. Topics will include: ISP architectures; BGP routing; mobile IP; IP QOS; MPLS; ATM; multimedia applications; peer to peer networking and network management.
 

ECTE469 Queuing theory and optimization

Description : There are four main aspects to this subject: (i) Modelling techniques and optimizations, including linear programming and heuristics; (ii) Principles of simulation, including system modelling, performance evaluation, and error sources in simulation; (iii) Markov modelling, including definition of a discrete Markov process and its application in describing random sequence of events in communication systems; and (iv) Introduction to queuing theory, including exponential distribution, Poisson distribution, M/M/1 queues and Little's formula. The practical component of this subject will include design and simulation of a simple communication system using an appropriate simulation package (such as MATLAB/Simulink).
 

ECTE465 Wireless Communication systems

Description : The aim of this subject is to provide students with an understanding of the systems used in wireless communications. Topics covered include: the regulatory environment; electromagnetism fundamentals; antennas and antenna systems; near earth propagation; the multi-path propagation environment; multi-user communications in wireless systems; medium access control; and mobility management mechanisms. Case studies will also be undertaken.
 

EESC252 - Geology for Engineers I

This subject provides an introduction to geology applied to engineering. Topics include rock-forming minerals; petrology and physical properties of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks; weathering and erosion; basic geological structures and identification of unstable rock masses; geological mapping and three-point problems; geological controls on groundwater flow and chemistry; geophysics; site investigations; and the relationship between geology and various engineering works such as excavations, tunnels, dams and foundations.
 

EMBA900 - Leadership in the Contemporary Business Environment

This subject provides students with the tools and principles necessary to lead organisations in the contemporary business environment. The subject focuses on development of transferable business concepts and theories, at the same time emphasising the importance of creative and innovative problem solving and strategic sense making, to enable business leaders to recognise and maximise opportunities. Students are expected to demonstrate skilful application of the tools delivered in this subject in a practical manner within their own organisations and throughout the program.
 

EMBA901 - Managing New Business Ventures and Opportunities

The subject delivers the core principles of developing and leading new business ventures and opportunities within contemporary business environments. The subject focuses on the development of entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial concepts and theories for innovative and resilient business outcomes. Core to this subject is the appreciation of the complexity and interdependence of strategic planning and financial modelling, organisational deployment, appropriate and effective operational design and constraints simulation, stakeholder engagement and communication protocols, and leadership principles that come together to deliver a robust and well positioned venture or opportunity. Students are expected to demonstrate application of these principles within their own business environment.
 
 

EMBA902 - Managing Businesses in Growth

This subject delivers the core principles of leading existing businesses during rapid and/or systematic growth in a contemporary business environment. The subject focuses on the development of growth concepts and strategies for sustainable and robust outcomes. Core to this subject is the appreciation of the complexity and interdependency of strategic planning and financial modelling, organisational deployment, appropriate and effective operational design and constraints simulation, stakeholder engagement and communication protocols and leadership principles that come together to deliver a robust and well positioned growth strategy. Students are expected to demonstrate application of these principles within their own business environment.
 

EMBA903 - Managing Mature Businesses

This subject delivers the core principles of leading existing businesses within a mature market or paradigm in a contemporary business environment. The subject focuses on the fine balancing of productivity and cost driven scenarios whilst at the same time maximizing stakeholder interests’ successful outcomes. Core to this subject, is the appreciation of the complexity and constraints within a mature paradigm alongside the interdependency of strategic planning and financial modelling, organizational deployment, appropriate and effective operational design and constraints simulation, stakeholder engagement and communication protocols and leadership principles that come together to deliver a robust strategy for long term profitability and sustainability. Students are expected to be able to demonstrate application of these principles within their own business environment
 

EMBA904 - Managing Business for Regeneration or Termination

This subject delivers the core principles of leading existing businesses within a declining market or paradigm in a contemporary business environment. The subject focuses on the complex decision making process and implementation of the decisions, including the legal and ethical implications concerning the decision to regenerate or terminate a business. Core to this subject, is the appreciation that a declining market may not necessarily indicate a declining business and a robust market may not necessarily be a guarantee of success. The complex interdependency of access to market and resources are considered within a scenario based approach to risk, financial and resource analysis within a stakeholder centric decision framework. Students are expected to be able to demonstrate application of these principles within their own business environment.
 
 

EMBA905 - International Business and Market Analysis

This subject delivers, via an overseas study tour, covering both emerging and developed economies. The subject focuses on delivering "of the moment" data and information, where students are able to experience diverse business cultures, both industry and academia, through site visits and academic institutions overseas, to develop a concept best practice in the multinational business environment.
 

EMBA906 - Business Consultancy Report

This subject is the capstone subject of the Executive MBA program and draws on all previous learning to deliver a major, in company, consultancy report based on a pre-agreed challenge or opportunity facing the company currently. The focus of this subject is on data driven analysis and decision making to deliver a robust solution to a contemporary business issue.
 

ENG011- Academic English

Pre-requisite: None

Description: This subject is designed to help students become familiar with vocabulary and structures that are commonly used in the academic language and enhance their communication ability in tertiary studies. The subject teaches the main language components used in lectures, research and assessments. This course also instructs study skills that are essential to help students improve their academic performance.

ENG012- Academic Reading and Writing

Pre-requisite:  ENG011

Description:  This subject is designed to help students become familiar with academic language and enhance their reading and writing ability and skills used in tertiary studies. The subject teaches the skills involved in conducting necessary and relevant research, evaluating sources and information and structuring pieces of writing which are the elements necessary for a successful academic life. This course takes learners away from the basics of language development and instructs the use of English writing skills at a higher level. This subject cultivates an understanding of academic practices, discipline and standards. It also fosters study skills which will help students in their overall progression in their studies.

ENGG100 - Engineering Computing and Analysis

This subject teaches algorithm design and computer programming using MATLAB. Students will develop a systematic approach to analyse engineering problems and create algorithms that solve real-world problems. Topics will include: problems solving techniques; algorithm design; data types and operators; conditional and repetitive control flow; file access; functions; data visualisation; code optimisation; arrays/matrices; and vectorisation. Students will also focus on computational tools to solve engineering problems such as kinematics of rectilinear and curvilinear motion.
 

ENGG102 - Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics

In this subject students will explore fundamental laws of motion and their application to the analysis and design of simple structures. Students will undertake a series of design and build projects to see the effects of concepts of mechanics in real structures. Working in design teams, students will also explore the professional responsibilities of engineers in terms of accountability, liability and sound design and analysis techniques.
 

ENGG103 - Materials in Design

In this subject students will explore the interrelationships between materials structure, properties, processing, application and lifecycle. Students will apply concepts of materials science and lifecycle analysis to develop solutions to an engineering problem that is optimised for sustainability. Students must consider both economic and environmental impact in the identification and selection of appropriate materials in engineering design.
 

ENGG104 - Electrical Systems

ENGG104 provides an introduction to real-world electrical systems. The subject teaches fundamental electrical concepts: change, current, voltage, resistance, capacitance, inductance, energy and power. The subject introduces theorems to simplify AC and DC circuits through analysis and simulation. The subject also links the fundamental concepts to practical engineering applications such as motors and generators. The laboratory component covers measurements using electrical components and equipment, designing basic circuits, as well as report writing.
 

ENGG105 - Engineering Design for Sustainability

In this subject, students will draw together engineering principles covered in other subjects to develop context-appropriate solutions to engineering challenges. Students will work in teams undertaking investigation, concept development, and detailed design that demonstrates innovative and creative thinking. Students must consider the technical, social, economic and environmental aspects of a design problem to produce solutions that are likely to be workable in the real world.

ENGG251 - Mechanics of Solids

Stress on a section, concept of stress-strain relationship and Hooke's Law. Torsion of shafts and hollow sections. Problems in bending and stress of beams. Analysis of plane stress and plane strain, combined stresses. Elasticity and plasticity for metals, and inelastic behaviour of non-metals. Failure theories. Beam deflections and simple column buckling. Thermal stresses and strain energy concept. Experimental techniques. Recommended minimum preparation is Engineering Mechanics (Statics), Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Materials.
 

ENGG252 - Engineering Fluid Mechanics

This subject is designed to introduce elementary fluid mechanics concepts for civil, environmental, mechanical and mining engineers. The topics include fluid properties, hydrostatics, manometry, Bernoulli's, mass, energy and momentum equations and their applications, dimensional analysis, fluid flow in pipes, pipe friction losses and fluid flow measurements. The lecture components will be complemented with tutorials and laboratory classes. This subject intends to provide a working knowledge to solve simple fluid flow problems in the various branches of engineering. Students are assumed to have knowledge of 1st year engineering mathematics.

 ENGG291 Engineering Fundamentals

Pre-requisite: None
Description: This subject is designed to provide students from disciplines such as Electrical, Telecommunications and Computer Engineering with an introduction to some other Engineering disciplines which have an important role in the design and application of electrical and computer technologies. Three main areas are covered. Heat Transfer- Conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer as applicable to the field of electrical engineering. Engineering Mechanics- Forces, moments and equilibrium states; stress in beams, cylinders and shafts; simple deflection analysis. Materials Engineering- Overview, of engineering materials; bonding and crystal structure in electrical and electronic materials; origin of electrical and electronic properties; structure and properties of electrical and electronic materials; selection of materials for application in electrical engineering.

ENGG378 - Sustainable Energy Technologies

This subject covers a number of sustainable energy technologies including the following: solar thermal systems; wind energy; hydroelectricity generation; wave power systems; biomass; photovoltaics; tidal energy; and marine current energy extraction.
 

ENGG452 - Thesis A

All students must complete a 12 credit point thesis (ENGG452) normally over a period of two sessions - though Scholars Program students may elect to take ENGG453. Students are expected to spend at least 336 hours on the 12 credit point thesis. The thesis is a core element of the degree in each engineering course. The knowledge and skills acquired in the design, experimentation, analysis, management and communications aspects of the course are brought together in an individual project undertaken by the student under the guidance of an academic supervisor. Individual disciplines will advise further requirements at the start of the thesis.
 

ENGG454 - Professional Experience

As a requirement for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Engineering, students are required to obtain at least 12 weeks approved professional experience in a relevant industry during the course and submit a report to the satisfaction of the Discipline Directors of Studies. It is preferable that candidates undertake this requirement during the summer recess, between the third and fourth years of the BE degree. Exemption from the requirement will be given to a student who has passed one or more of the Professional Option subjects. Refer to Discipline Directors of Studies for details.
 

ENGG461 - Managing Engineering Projects

This subject aims to provide students with the essential managerial skills and knowledge required to effectively manage engineering projects. Students will develop proficiency with the application of a range of concepts, techniques and analytical tools relating to the knowlege areas of project scope, resources, time, cost, and risk and contracts management. Additionally, the subject introduces students to the ongoing challenges around the management of stakeholder expectations, various technical and social interfaces and the impact of organisational and environmental factors on successful project delivery.
 

ENVI030 - Environmental Science 

Pre-requisite: ARTS015
Description: The rapid and global changes affecting the environment have gained prominence of late. This subject addresses the reasons behind the rising interest in maintaining a healthy environment that can support the diversity of all living beings. The field of environmental science is multi-disciplinary and encompasses natural sciences, engineering sciences and social sciences. Hence, the study of the diversity of factors and their influence, interaction and dynamics on the state of the environment will help us to understand its complexity and increase our awareness of the actions required to preserve our delicate ecosystem, and to minimise the harmful consequences resulting from human and economic growth.

FIN111- Introductory Principles of Finance

Pre-requisite: None

Description: FIN111 introduces fundamental concepts of corporate and personal finance. In doing so, the inter-relationships between finance and financial planning are explored. A theoretical strand contextualises finance and financial planning within their respective regulatory frameworks. A technical strand equips students with fundamental skills to understand the concept of time value of money, as applied to solving cash flow valuation problems within the context of corporate and personal finance. This subject is innovative in its broad and synergistic overview of the financial services industry. In its exploration of ethical issues, this subject supports a socially responsible approach to commerce.

FIN221 - Introductory Business Finance 

Pre-requisite: ACCY102 and ECON111
Exclusions: (ACCY221 and ACCY241) or FIN241* (FIN241 is not applicable for BCom IntBus students)
Description: This subject provides an introduction to business finance. The subject covers major financial theories, practical tools and analysis used in financial decision-makings, namely investment decision, financing decision and dividend decision, in a corporation. Core topics include financial mathematics, capital budgeting techniques, the relation between risk and return, stock and debt markets, share and bond valuations, cost of capital, capital structure and dividend policy.

FIN222- Corporate Finance

Pre-requisite: (ACCY102 or ACCY112 and ECON111) or (FIN111 and ACCY112 or ACCY102)

Exclusions: FIN221 or FIN241

Description: The objective of this subject is to provide an introduction to the fundamental quantitative techniques and underlying concepts and theories in investment, financing and working capital management decisions facing corporations. For students to successfully complete this subject, students are required to be able to compute, interpret and apply a range of quantitative measures in order to assist in making optimal financial decisions as well as understand the fundamental concepts and theories in finance. The main topics covered in this subject include financial mathematics, valuation of financial and productive assets, risk and return, cost of capital, working capital management, capital structure and dividend policy.

FIN223 - Investment Analysis 

Pre-requisite: FIN221 or FIN241
Exclusions: ACCY223
Description: This subject deals with security analysis and portfolio management. The subject is both descriptive, dealing with a range of securities and the market they operate in, and theoretical, considering theories of the market and the equilibrium prices of securities. Topics covered include portfolio theory and the capital asset pricing model, portfolio management, company, industry and market analysis, investment strategies and the evaluation of portfolio performance.

FIN226 - Financial Markets and Institutions 

Pre-requisite: ACCY102 and ECON111
Exclusions: ACCY226
Description: This subject examines the history and development of financial institutions and financial markets in Australia and elsewhere. Topics covered include: the role of the financial system; functions of financial markets; money markets and capital markets; the banking and payments system; financial systems regulation; the operations of the stock exchange; corporate and government debt markets; the Euromarket; and, derivative markets.

FIN241 - International Financial Management 

Pre-requisite: ACCY102 and ECON111
Exclusions: (ACCY241 and ACCY221) or FIN221* (FIN221 exclusion not applicable for BCom IntBus students)
Description: This subject introduces students to the use of financial tools in an international context. The subject covers the basic techniques of finance and these are then related to international financial markets, institutions and practice. Students learn to evaluate the relationship between risk and expected return from international investments and develop an understanding of short and long-term international debt and equity capital markets.

FIN322 - Advanced Corporate Finance

Pre-requisite: 12 credit points in finance subjects or FIN221 or FIN241
Exclusions: ACCY322
Description: This subject examines advanced aspects of the financial management of corporate resources with an emphasis on issues in financial planning and strategy. Topics include firm governance and the role of shareholders and stakeholders, the management of corporate debt and equity, mergers and acquisitions, financial distress and restructuring, and financial architecture and strategies. Special attention is given to the increasing complexity of the business environment and departure from the assumptions of an ideal capital markets.

FIN323 - Portfolio Analysis 

Pre-requisite: FIN223
Exclusions: ACCY323
Description: This subject undertakes the advanced analysis of investment theory with an emphasis on the integration of derivative use and strategies with other portfolio management skills. Individual topics include, binomial decision theory, trading strategies using complex derivative structures, interest rate futures and swaps, the ‘Greeks’, futures options, value at risk, credit derivatives, and weather, energy, and insurance derivatives.

FIN324 - Financial Statement Analysis 

Pre-requisite: (12 credit points in Finance subjects and ACCY200) or (FIN221 and ACCY200)
Exclusions: ACCY324
Description: This subject introduces the language, concepts and principles of corporate financial information analysis, and critically evaluates financial statements as data sources for business analysis and valuation. A four step business evaluation framework guides extraction of decision useful information from publicly available accounting information sources within the context of business strategies. Analytical principles and techniques are applied to four commonly met areas of business decisions about corporate financial performance and evaluation.

FIN325 - Bank Management 

Pre-requisite: (12 credit points in Finance subjects) or FIN241 or FIN226
Exclusions: ACCY325
Description: This subject examines and deals with information on the bank management practices and operation of banks. The subject involves in depth discussions and analysis of bank management issues such as bank lending, banking interest rate models, off-balance sheet activities, operating costs & technology, foreign exchange, sovereign, liability &apm; liquidity risks management and capital adequacy within both the Australian and international banking framework.

FIN351 - International Finance 

Pre-requisite: (12 credit points in Finance subjects) or FIN223
Exclusions: ACCY351
Description: This subject analyses financial markets in the international sphere, concentrating on the Australasian region. It explores the concepts and relationships linking international financial markets within the region and the operation of Australian firms in those markets. It covers such issues as the de-regulation of Australian banking and the Eurofinance market, the pricing of foreign exchange, the international financing decision, foreign exchange and interest rate risk management.

FIN353 - Global Electronic Finance 

Pre-requisite: FIN221
Description: Global Electronic Finance is a subject providing overview of financial developments globally as well as a critical analysis of these developments. The course will develop student’s knowledge, understanding and ability to critically analyse developments in the global electronic commerce. Students will be expected to consider and discuss issues related to financial functions and processes, which have been modified to electronic form and the economic basis for these developments. Other issues such as regulation and use of electronic data as information will also be addressed.

IACT201 - Information Technology and Citizen Rights 

Pre-requisite: 24 cp at 100 level
Description: This subject covers the body of ideas and commonly held principles that broadly apply to ethical behaviour in the information technology environment. iact201 will examine the social and ethical implications of information technologies as they apply to citizens and information technology professionals. It will present legal, regulatory, social and ethical perspectives on the use of such technologies through topics of intellectual property, privacy, networking, security, reliability. The inclusion of a professional ethics is to prepare students for careers in the information technology industry. The extent to which technological advancements have altered societal expectations is also examined.

IACT202 - Structure and Organisation of Telecommunication 

Pre-requisite: CSCI102 or CSCI114
Description: The aim of the subject is to provide students with an introduction to the technologies and regulatory structures which constitute the modern telecommunications system. Under regulatory components, the variety of telecommunications services and related regulatory concepts and structures are discussed. Under technological components, the following issues are dealt with: telecommunications standards; new network services; and basic components of the telecommunications system such as the public switched network, the radio frequency spectrum, mobile telephony and satellites.

IACT301 - Information and Communication Security Issues 

Pre-requisite: IACT201
Description: This subject will examine current controls, both legislative and technical, aimed at maintaining data integrity, ease of access to information, and protection of ownership, in the light of on going developments in computer security, multimedia communications, international electronic networks, and electronic publishing. The subject will cover communication security; issues relating to the monitoring of international agreements; OECD guidelines for security of information; maintaining privacy provisions; password security; and future IT developments and their implications for monitoring intellectual property rights and communication security.

IACT303 - Worldwide Networking 

Pre-requisite: CSCI102 or CSCI213 or BUSS110 or CSCI111 or (CSCI114 & CSCI103)
Description: This subject investigates topics such as the following within the context of world wide networking: Web Technologies & Protocols; Software Development and Quality Assurance for Web Applications; Network Security; Client-side and Server-side Practical Tools for the Web; Local and International Web-based Policy and Practice in Education, Business and Government; Content Management for the Web; Current Legal Issues and the Web; and Web Services. Emphasis will be placed on group work with students required to participate in problem solving communications tasks. Web based activities will be an essential element in the conduct of this subject. Other activities may include: the running of a bulletin board or Internet mailing list or the maintenance of a World Wide Web site.

ISIT204 - Principles of eBusiness 

Pre-requisite: 12 cp at 200 level in IACT or CSCI or ITCS
Description: This subject aims to provide students with an understanding of eBusiness fundamentals. Today most businesses compete in a global environment and a sound strategy for online business is essential to facilitate this. This subject covers key areas of eBusiness, including: business-to-consumer, business-to-business and business-to-government electronic commerce (EC); online business models and electronic payment systems (EPS) and EC technology basics. Standards, regulation and policy, security and social and economic issues will also be considered in the contexts of business Intranets, Extranets and the Internet. The subject also provides an introduction to the 'Patterns for eBusiness' approach to eBusiness analysis and design.

ISIT207 - Web Programming I

The subject provides students with a practical knowledge of web programming concepts and techniques and user interface design techniques used in the creation of dynamic web sites. The subject will provide students with an opportunity to develop an understanding of the principles of client and server-based scripts as well as user-interface constructs. Students will also be able to apply these principles. The subject provides an in-depth look at the object-oriented features of web programming. 
 
Students will have exposure to appropriate software development tools to complete a data cycle of input data –store data –output data via the web.
 

IACT305 - eBusiness Technologies 

Pre-requisite: 200 level CSCI and IACT201
Description: The subject explores the technology being adopted by organisations and the various means of maximising business potential using Internet technology, including eBusiness (B2B, B2C, B2G etc.). The focus of the course is from the IT professional perspective, giving the student a feel for what is required in a commercial business environment. The technology aspects will cover both developing in house software, as well as selecting 'best practice' outsourced options. Comparisons are drawn between the two adoption methods, and the student is engaged by scenario role playing as part of the group assignments.

INFO202 - Project 

Pre-requisite: CSCI124 and ECTE182
Description: This subject consists of a structured team design activity covering the first four phases of the design cycle for a web-based or IT product. Student teams will undertake the entire project using staff as 'costed' advisors. The team activity will be supplemented by lectures covering such areas as: language and communications; teamwork; an introduction to key project management design and development activities, including management concepts and tools to enable IT professionals to effectively manage the design and development aspects of both a project and its associated activities.

INFO303 - Advanced Project 

Pre-requisite: INFO202 and WAM > 70 in level 200 subjects
Description: This subject provides an opportunity for more capable students to do a group multi-disciplinary project in an area related to internet science and technology. It will allow students to learn how to communicate with one another and work in teams, as a collaborative executive in a large internet related project.

INE 301 - Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

This course is a Stanford-informed approach to learning innovation and entrepreneurship that can be applied to any high-growth enterprise or other organization in the UAE. The class is composed of three modules:
- Module 1: Design Thinking
- Module 2: Entrepreneurship
- Module 3: Growth and Leadership
The course is optimized for a class size of 20 to 40 students and is appropriate for undergraduate students at a third year level or advanced second year level. Each session could include a mix of the following components: lecture, discussion, an interactive activity in class, and open Q&A if an appropriate expert or guest speaker is available. The session descriptions below contain a summary of the class, a list of the readings and videos to watch before class, and a set of study questions to contemplate beforehand and to be used in class discussion.
 

ISIT100/BUSS211 - Requirements Determination and System Analysis

Pre-requisite: 6cp 100 level BUSS or CSCI or COMM110
Description: This subject introduces students to information systems analysis and design. The subject content focuses primarily on the requirements determination and modeling phases of the Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC). Data flow analysis and process descriptions are introduced and the relation to object orientation examined. The student will make use of a Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tool to document solutions to typical problems.

ISIT102/CSCI102  - Information Systems 

Pre-requisite: None
Description: This subject will have 3 integrated strands: a) an overview of all the major Information Systems found in a typical business b) an introduction to essay and report writing at University level c) laboratory exercises to develop skills with office automation tools (e.g. Word, Excel, Access). Strand a) covers systems such as finance, HR, payroll, inventory, sales, CRM, SCM, ERP etc. It also introduces the Systems Development Lifecycle, several systems analysis and design techniques, and basic database concepts.
 

ISIT105 - Communications and Networks

This subject will introduce the concept of networks and the Internet. Topics covered include: different types of data and the history of data communications; signals, modulation and multiplexing; switching technologies and routing; network architectures: LANS, WANs and the Internet; Internet services, multimedia services, broadband services and Internet protocols; emerging technologies: optical and wireless networks.
 
 

ISIT111 - Programming Concepts

Pre-requisites: None
Description: The broad aim of this subject is to develop in students an understanding of the fundamental principles of programming as well as to develop skills in the design and implementation of well-structured algorithms to a range of classical, business computing problems. Students enrolled in a degree from the School of Computing and IT are advised to use CSIT111 Programming Fundamentals from Autumn Session 2016.

ISIT112 - Database

Pre-requisite : 6 credit points of BUSS100-level or CSCI100-level subjects or COMM110
Description: This subject aims to provide a concise and modern treatment of introductory database topics that are useful for information systems professionals. The goal of this subject is to learn the fundamental database concepts including conceptual data modelling, the relational data model and relational algebra and develop skills in the design and manipulation of relational databases using Structured Query Language (SQL). The subject will also briefly introduce advanced database concepts and emerging database technologies.

ISIT114 - Object Oriented Programming

Pre-requisite : BUSS111 or CSCI111 or CSCI114 or ISIT111
Description: The aims of this subject are to consolidate and extend student's knowledge and skills in structured programming and to introduce them to the concepts and practice of object oriented programming. To achieve this aim the subject will provide students with an opportunity to develop further programming skills and good coding style; develop skills in using the object-oriented concepts of inheritance, encapsulation, construction, access control, overloading and messaging; develop and display competency in the design and implementation of object- oriented programs to solve business problems.
 

ISIT201 - Information and Communication Security

This subject provides students with a real-world approach to Information and Communication Security Issues. Both managerial and technical aspects are addressed. The subject will cover the need for security, professional and regulatory considerations, security technology, physical security, information security, and personnel issues. Students will be required to engage in problem solving activities that apply the principles learned in the subject, and will also be required to acquire knowledge of current practice and technologies.
 

ISIT208 - Strategic Systems Management

Pre-requisite : 24cp @100 level ISIT, BUSS, CSCI
Description: Students will be introduced to the processes involved in managing information systems in the contemporary business environment. Students will gain an appreciation of the issues surrounding the strategy and planning of information systems; the strategic, tactical and operational roles of the Chief Information Officer (CIO); the alignment between information systems and business; policy and practice; technology diffusion; operational management; major trends impacting information systems management and how to asses the value of information systems.

ISIT212 - Corporate Network Planning and Design

Pre-requisite : ISIT105 or IACT202
Description: The systematic design of networks includes requirements gathering, requirements analysis, the development of logical design and the conversion of the logical design to a physical design. The use of architectures will provide students with a high level framework that consists of addressing and routing, performance characteristics, security and network management. The subject will teach students to relate this framework to basic data communication techniques developed in previous subjects as well extend their knowledge of addressing and routing and performance characteristics.

ISIT218 - Systems Design and Human Computer Interaction

Pre-requisite : ISIT100 or BUSS211
Description: This subject extends systems analysis and introduces the student to the techniques and technologies of structured systems design and object oriented systems design in the post-analysis stages of the Systems Development Life Cycle. It examines the complementary roles of systems analysts, designers, clients and users in traditional Systems Development Life Cycle and Object Oriented development methods. Process and Object methods and models are extended to cover systems design and implementation. Program design is placed in the context of systems design. The student will make use of a Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tool to document design solutions to typical problems.
 

ISIT301 - Professional Practice and Ethics

Description: This subject covers the body of ideas and commonly held principles that broadly apply to ethical behaviour in the information technology environment. ISIT301 will examine the social and ethical implications of information technologies as they apply to citizens and information technology professionals. It will present legal, regulatory, social and ethical perspectives on the use of such technologies through topics of intellectual property, privacy, networking, security, reliability. The inclusion of a professional ethics is to prepare students for careers in the information technology industry. The extent to which technological advancements have altered societal expectations is also examined.
 

ISIT311 - Database Management Systems

Pre-requisite : ISIT112 plus 6 cp of ISIT @200-level OR BUSS212
Description: This subject covers advanced database topics including but not limited to: business intelligence and analytical processing; scorecards and dashboards; data quality and managing data change; data warehousing and data mining; data analysis and data integration; time series data; and the use of data across the Web. Discussion and hands on exercises related to these topics will equip students to meet the challenges in database management and the use and development of advanced database applications. Students will be presented with opportunities to do hands-on work with appropriate commercial tools.
 

ISIT318 - Information systems Project

Pre-requisite : ISIT100 & ISIT112 & ISIT218 or BUSS211 & BUSS212 & BUSS218
Description: This subject aims to provide students with: practical experience in the principles and techniques of project
management;experience in the design of a real world project involving IS techniques;and practical experience in team work and project management skill development.
 

GED 010 - Academic Study Skills 1

Academic Study Skills 1 is a skills-based subject designed to help students acquire the essential academic skills required at University. It introduces students to analytical and critical thinking, supervised and independent academic research and appropriate written presentation of research results. GED010 aims to ensure students’ academic success in their first year at University by helping them become independent learners. A key element in achieving such success is willingness on the part of students to take responsibility for their own learning and to strive consistently to improve their own work. Students are expected to reflect on their study methods and apply skills and strategies learnt here to all their subjects. In GED010, students will be introduced to the expectations of tertiary study and essential skills and strategies. This subject is an integrated academic skills-based subject that actively promotes transference of skills to content based subjects. The salient academic skills are covered under the following headings: 1. Introduction to academic study including individual learning strategies and time management skills 2. Academic conventions –how academic language is different to other forms of writing (with models), and an introduction to referencing and referencing practices 3. Structure of argument paragraphs including cohesion, and in-text referencing 4. Gathering information and avoiding plagiarism including evaluating sources, note-taking, note-making, paraphrasing, synthesizing evidence, and further academic conventions of referencing 5. Macro exposition essay structure including the introduction, counterargument and refutation 6. Polishing and publishing the essay including academic language skills, writing synopsis, conclusion, and editing 7. Examination techniques 8. Note-taking in lectures
 

GED 020 - Academic Study Skills 2

Academic Study Skills 2 is a skills-based subject designed to help students acquire the essential academic skills required at University. The subject introduces students to analytical and critical thinking, supervised and independent academic research and appropriate written and spoken presentation of research results. GED020 aims to ensure students’ academic success in their first year at University by helping them become independent learners. A key element in achieving such success is willingness on the part of students to take responsibility for their own learning and to strive consistently to improve their own work. Students are expected to reflect on their study methods and apply skills and strategies learnt here to all their subjects. In GED020 students will develop and refine those essential academic skills and strategies introduced in Academic Study Skills 1. There is a greater emphasis on group work.
 
 

LAW101 - Law, Business and Society 

Pre-requisite: None
Exclusions: LAW100

Description: Effective participation in the business world and in society in general, requires an understanding of the law and of legal processes. law101 Law, Business and Society introduces students to areas of law most relevant to involvement in the business sector. The consideration of the law focuses on its practical implications for achieving business objectives and preventing legal problems arising. As the major case study, students are expected to gain an understanding that contract law is the basis of commercial law and is thus essential for persons wishing to engage in business. It also aims to provide a knowledge and skills base for those intending to pursue further legal studies.

MARK101 - Marketing Principles 

Pre-requisite: ARTS015
Description:
Marketing is a set of activities and processes for creating, communicating and delivering offerings and facilitating satisfying exchange relationships in a way that delivers value for consumers and society. Organisations need to know how to define and segment a market and how to position themselves strongly by identifying marketing opportunities and problems, and developing products, services, experiences and ideas for chosen target markets more effectively than their competitors. Marketing is essential for all organisations including manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, professional services firms including lawyers, accountants and architects, and non-profit institutions including charities and museums. The subject examines the fundamental concepts underpinning the marketing process and theories relevant to the study and practice of marketing. It serves as a foundation for further studies in business by developing an overview of where marketing fits within organisations and what framework marketing provides for enhancing and enabling the conduct of a business.

MARK201 - Applied Marketing Research A 

Pre-requisite: MARK101 or MARK213
Description:
In an increasingly dynamic environment, failure to engage in marketing research activity leads to disadvantages in the strong competitive market place. Mastering marketing research is necessary for successful marketing. This subject will focus on the practice of marketing research by integrating theory and application. Applied Marketing Research A includes the research process from the problem definition to the fieldwork design. The remaining components are covered in Applied Marketing Research B.

MARK202 - Applied Marketing Research B 

Pre-requisite: MARK101 or (MARK213 and MARK201) or MARK319
Description:
In an increasingly dynamic environment failure to engage in marketing research activity leads to disadvantages in the strong competitive market place. Mastering marketing research is necessary for successful marketing. This subject will focus on the practice of marketing research by integrating theory and application. Applied Marketing Research B (mark202) continues where Applied Marketing Research A (mark201) ends and encompasses the entire marketing research process starting with the fieldwork phase: organising, supervising and conducting fieldwork, entering data, analysing data, drawing conclusions and reporting the findings.

MARK205 - Introductory Marketing Research

Marketing research is the function that connects consumers and other relevant stakeholders to marketers through information that supports decision-making. Marketing research assists in the systematic and objective identification of marketing problems and opportunities, designs and implements the method for collecting information, analyses the results, and disseminates the findings and their implications. Failure to engage in marketing research activity leads to disadvantages in the competitive marketplace. Introductory Marketing Research will focus on the practice of marketing research by integrating theory and application. The subject includes the research process from problem definition to communicating the results and exposes the students to introductory qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques.

MARK217 - Consumer Behaviour 

Pre-requisite: MARK101 or MARK213 or MARK293
Description:
Consumer Behaviour involves gaining a greater understanding of the consumers as individuals by studying perception, learning and memory, motivation and values, personality, lifestyles, attitudes and attitude change. Additionally the content of this subject focuses upon consumers as decision makers, involving an examination of the entire purchase process. Other areas of interest include household and organisational decision making, and the influence of culture on consumption.

MARK270 - Service Marketing 

Pre-requisite: MARK101 or MARK213 or MARK293
Description:
This subject covers the practice of marketing of services. Significantly, this incorporates both conceptual and practical issues not always evident in the existing marketing literature covering the marketing of products. As well, the global growth of the service sector has focused attention on the marketing function for organisations serving this sector. This subject is designed to equip practitioners to function effectively in the expanding world of services marketing.

MARK301 - Digital Marketing 

Pre-requisite: MARK101 or MARK213
Description:
This subject examines the fundamentals of digital marketing in order to provide a solid foundation on digital marketing strategy, implementation and execution. This grounding provides a detailed understanding of all digital channels and platforms to key applications in marketing such as research, adding value in the areas of product, distribution, pricing and promotion. A key focus is the link between delivering positive user experiences and developing customer relationships over time.

MARK333 - Integrated Marketing Communications Strategy

Pre-requisite: MARK101 or MARK213 or MARK293
Description: 
This subject aims to develop students' appreciation of the role that marketing communications play in the company's or organisation’s marketing or public relations efforts as well as how to develop marketing communications programs that can effectively position brands. The subject has a managerial perspective and by the end of the subject students will be able to both manage and critically evaluate marketing communications campaigns, with particular emphasis on achieving campaign objectives. Marketing communications come in many forms. Examples include, but are far from limited to, mass media advertising, promotions, celebrity endorsements and after-sales support.

MARK343 - International Marketing 

Pre-requisite: MARK101 or MARK213 or MARK293
Description: 
The principal aim of the subject is to analyse the global marketing environment and develop appropriate international marketing strategies. The content will include: socio-economic, legal, political, financial and cultural factors affecting international marketing operations; analysing the profiles of selected regional markets and strategic options for entry and expansion in those markets; international marketing research methods and data analysis techniques; international marketing mix decisions; and contemporary issues in multinational marketing.

MARK344 - Marketing Strategy 

Pre-requisite: MARK101 or MARK213 PLUS 12 credit points from 200 level mark subjects
Description: 
Being able to create new markets, attack competitors and defend your market position are daily aspects of modern marketing. In this 'capstone' subject all of your prior marketing subjects are pulled together to complete your training as a marketing professional. A key component of this subject is the fine tuning of your analytical skills and diagnostic ability for the proposal, implementation and control of alternative marketing strategies and plans.

MARK395 - Tourism Marketing

This subject introduces, discusses and analyses issues unique to the marketing of tourism. The focus of this subject is the application and extension of marketing principles and theories in the development of strategic marketing approaches for tourism products. Tourism products include the destination, accommodation and tour operator sectors of the tourism industry at the regional, national and international level. In addition, the subject identifies and discusses contemporary issues in tourism marketing, including the online and database marketing and sustainability/sustainable tourism.

MATH015 - Foundation Mathematics A 

Pre-requisite: None
Exclusions: MATH001
Description:
The subject is designed for students who are entering degree courses for which a minimal background in mathematics is desirable. It provides a necessary basis for all students progressing to the second year of university degree courses in the business area. This subject is designed to:

  1. Provide the student with a revision of the basic concepts of mathematics,
  2. Extend on these basic concepts, (iii) enhance manipulative and problem solving skills,
  3. Provide ongoing students with the necessary knowledge and skills for Foundation Mathematics B, and
  4. Teach content including straight line geometry, quadratics, parabolas, matrices (including finding solutions to simultaneous equations), the exponential and logarithm functions, limits and differentiation, tangents and normals, and curve sketching.

MATH020 - Foundation Mathematics B 

Pre-requisite: MATH015
Exclusions: MATH002
Description:
This subject is designed to:

  1. Consolidate the theory and concepts introduced in math015,
  2. Provide the student with mathematical background for further studies of mathematics and mathematics related subjects,
  3. Develop skills necessary for using standard tables available to students of Mathematics, and
  4. Teach content including trigonometry and related calculus - standard identities, common values of the trigonometric functions, radian measure, arc length, unlimited angles, simple trigonometric equations, graphs of the trigonometric functions, sum of angles, double angles, trigonometric limits, derivatives of trigonometric functions, integrals of trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, integration using trigonometric substitutions.

MATH060 - Foundation Mathematics for Business

This subject covers the basic essentials of mathematical and statistical techniques for students in Business, Finance and Commerce. Specific topics include business equations and graphs, finance mathematics, statistical measures and introduction to probabilities.
 

MATH070 - Foundation Mathematics for Computing

This subject provides a solid foundation to strengthen students’ skills in preparation for science curriculum and specifically for higher level mathematics required in the field of computer science and information science. The emphasis will be on applications using an intuitive approach to mathematics rather than formal development. Real-life applications in science and industry will be presented in order to understand the relevance and benefit of the mathematical as an important tool in science. The subject focuses on basic topics related to pre-calculus which includes equations of straight lines, linear equations in two variables, quadratic equations, parabolas, graphing special functions, basic notions on matrices and their use in solving linear systems. It also includes basic techniques of differentiation and integration while focusing on their applications.
 

MATH121 - Discrete Mathematics 

Pre-requisite: None
Exclusions: MATH122
Description:
Students will be introduced to the spirit of mathematical inquiry and critical analysis, and encouraged to develop the ability to apply mathematical principles to the formulation and solution of problems. This is done through the use of non-calculus techniques, especially those of logic and number theory. This subject is well suited to computer science students.

MATH141 - Foundations of Engineering Mathematics

Pre-requisite: MATH020 or MATH020 challenge test
Description:The subject consists of two strands, Calculus and Linear Algebra. The Calculus strand covers differential calculus and provides an introduction to integral calculus. The Linear Algebra strand covers matrices, determinants and applications of these in the sub-topic of vector geometry. All of these are presented with accompanying examples from various engineering disciplines.
 

MATH142 - Essentials of Engineering Mathematics

Pre-requisite: Either MATH141 or MATH161 or MATH187
Description: The subject consists of two strands, Integral Calculus with applications and Series. The Integral Calculus strand presents a number of analytical and numerical integration techniques plus applications of integration to find areas, volumes of revolution and solve differential equations. The Series strand covers techniques for finding limits, determining the convergence of series and leads into Taylor series. All of these are presented with accompanying examples from various Engineering disciplines. 
 

 MATH253 - Linear Algebra

Pre-requisites: MATH188
Description: MATH253 is 2/3 of the subject MATH203. The aim of MATH253 is to build on students' knowledge of matrix algebra and vector analysis, and provide a strong foundation in the mathematics of linear algebra, with an appreciation of the applications that motivate it. The study of systems of linear equations is important not only to mathematicians but also to scientists and engineers. MATH253 will include study of these systems with geometrical interpretations being given. It includes vector spaces, subspaces, linear dependence, basis, dimension and inner product spaces. This will be followed by eigenvalues and eigenvectors and their central role to the diagonalization of matrices. Linear transformations and their basic properties will be discussed.

MATH283 - Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Statistics

MATH283 is a subject for Bachelor of Engineering students. The subject consists of two parts, Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Statistics. Each part is worth 50% of the final mark. Advanced Engineering Mathematics deals with new techniques, including partial differentiation, multiple integration, introduction to special functions (the gamma, beta and error functions), Laplace transform, and Fourier series; Statistics gives an introduction to statistical computing, and to basic statistical techniques, including mathematical models for describing variation in experimental situations.
 

MATH291 - Differential Equations

Pre-requisite: MATH188
Description:
Linear second and higher order differential equations, solution of differential equations by Laplace transform methods. Fourier series, and some special functions (gamma, beta and error functions) will be introduced, together with an introductory solution method to boundary value problems (separation of variables).

MATH318 - Operations Research

This subject covers linear programming (formulations, graphical solutions); the Simplex Method for solving Linear Programs; duality; network optimisation (link and path flow formulations for networks); shortest-path algorithms; integer optimisation (formulations); introduction to non-linear optimisation.

 

MECH201 - Engineering Analysis

Analysis for the conservation of mass, momentum and energy in engineering systems; numerical methods for the solution for a selection of problems in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, solids mechanics, bulk solids and control systems; linear algebra; eigenvalue analysis; optimisation curve fitting; roots of equation; experimentation to validate engineering analysis; ordinary differential equations; partial differential equations; use MATLAB and spreadsheets for numerical solutions of engineering problems.
 

MECH203 - Mechanical Workshop Practice

Instruction on and use of standard machine tools (drill press, lathe, mill and hand tools) to develop a practical understanding of how mechanical systems are manufactured to drawing, evaluation of accuracy of manufacture by the trial assembly and fit of these components, demonstration of welding technologies, basic 3D modelling and associated detailed drafting, mechanical systems anatomy, production of a report and log of activity.
 

MECH215 - Mechanical Engineering Design 1

Mechanical design process, design team working, design, material selection and analysis of fundamental machine components: power screws, clutches and brakes; spur and helical gear general forms and forces generated; shaft assemblies and their supports including shafts bearings and seals, component interfaces such as limits and fits, bolted and welded connections; keys; failure theories for static and cyclic load conditions, advanced mechanical drawing.
 

MECH226 - Machine Dynamics

Dynamics of rigid bodies and simple mechanisms in plane motion, kinematic analysis by vector and polygon methods, velocity analysis by instantaneous centres; kinetic analysis by superposition vector and force polygon methods, matrix method, method of virtual work; energy distribution method; kinematics of cam profiles; balance of rotors; introduction to CAD mechanism design; synthesis of a mechanism.
 

MECH252 - Thermodynamics, Experimental Methods and Analysis

This subject is designed to provide students with a range of knowledge and skills including: the understanding and use of the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics in processes and machines and how they relate to the issue of energy efficiency and sustainability; use of advanced spreadsheet programming to analyse experimental and numerical data; mode of operation and applications of sensors and transducers; laboratory experimental methods, data analysis and safe working practices.
 

MECH311 - Mechanical Engineering Design 2

Review of the design process; Application of fundamental analysis to typical mechanical systems; material selection, detailed design of shafts, gears, lubrication system design, mechanical assembly detailed design, application of current design codes (e.g. for shaft design and rating helical and spur gears). Case studies. Students are required to analyse and propose solutions for a typical engineering problem. The solution would normally involve a combination of innovative thinking and the integration of design and analysis tools provided throughout but not limited to those covered in the degree program.
 

MECH321 - Dynamics of Engineering Systems

Derivation of system equations for mechanical, electrical, thermo-dynamic and fluid-dynamic systems; analysis of linear, transverse and torsional vibration of mechanical systems; system classification; linearisation of system equations; linear time-invariant differential equations using transfer function representation analysis of system response in the time and frequency domain; simulation of dynamic systems.
 

MECH341 - Thermodynamics of Engineering Systems

Properties of pure substances; first law of thermodynamics, closed systems, control volumes; second law of thermodynamics; entropy; second law analysis of engineering systems; power and refrigeration cycles; mixtures; psychrometrics and basic air conditioning.
 

MECH343 - Heat Transfer and Aerodynamics

One and two dimensional heat conduction; forced convection; heat exchangers; radiation; boundary layer flows; flow around immersed bodies; one dimensional compressible flow with and without heat transfer; normal shock waves; compressible flow in pipes.
 

MECH365 - Control of Machines and Processes

Classical control system analysis and design concepts: steady - state error analysis, stability analysis, frequency domain analysis, root - locus method, design and compensation techniques, Using MATLAB for control systems analysis and design, Introduction to PLC programming.
 

MECH382 - Manufacturing Engineering Principles

This course introduces students to the basic principles of manufacturing engineering. Topics include an overall perspective on manufacturing; life-cycle and environmental factors; interactions between product design, materials and manufacturing processes; machining processes; metal cutting theory and machinability; joining and assembly processes; computers in manufacturing, NC/CIM/FMS/IMS; introduction to component handling and industrial robotics; basic metrology and geometric tolerancing; process capability and quality control; machining economics; overview of non-conventional processes and advanced manufacturing trends.
 

MECH419 - Finite Element Methods in Engineering

Review of solid mechanics fundamentals and of matrix algebra; Elementary derivation of finite element methods by direct, weighted residual, and minimum total potential energy formulations; Finite element interpolation functions; natural and isoparametric coordinates; Derivation of strain-displacement relations and calculation of element stresses; Assembly and solution of system matrices; Application of constraints and local coordinate systems; Introduction to heat transfer and structural vibration problems, and finite element software in engineering applications. Some current research results will also be included in the lectures and tutorials
 

MECH430 - Automotive Dynamics

Introduction, dynamics associated with acceleration, braking, cornering and rollovers; occupant comfort and response; dynamics of multi-mode mechanical systems; component characteristics and interactions including cabin, chassis, steering and suspensions.
 

MECH431 - Computational Fluid Dynamics

The subject introduces the finite difference and finite volume methods for computational fluid dynamics (CFD); explicit and implicit methods for computation; stability analyses; validation of computational results; analysis of engineering systems involving incompressible and compressible flow of fluids; and use of a commercial CFD package.
 

MECH474 - Reliability Engineering

Provides an introduction to Reliability-Availability-Maintainability (RAM) engineering techniques applicable through the asset life cycle. Examines Requirements Analysis, Reliability Growth Modelling, Analysis of Design, Safety Assessment, Logistic Support Analysis and Sparing, Testing and Performance Evaluation, Installation Procedures and Operating Environments, Asset Management, Disposal, Asset Purchase/Replacement Policies and Decision-making. More specifically, the topics covered under this subject include terminologies for reliability engineering, failure data analysis and modelling, system reliability modelling, system maintainability & availability, design for reliability, reliability testing, reliability growth testing and reliability management.
 

MECH489 - Engineering Asset Management

This subject provides context for all of the aspects of engineering asset management. It establishes the nature of the overall activity and sets up links to the knowledge areas of strategic management, managerial finance, engineering analysis and information technology. In some ways it provides the context for engineering asset management. Further, it explores some of the basic asset management processes, particularly life-cycle and risk management. Framework, context and history of asset management, Strategic management and engineered asset management in context. Application/adaptation of basic tools; costs and benefits of lifecycle management available models and standards; possible uses of models Business drivers; Legal requirements; Quality systems and configuration and documentation management; Interfaces with other functions (departments and organizations).

MGNT102/MGMT102 - Business Communications 

Pre-requisite: ARTS015
Description:
This subject introduces the theory and practice of communication in business and in workplaces. It offers knowledge and information on how students can become more effective, culturally sensitive and humane communicators personally and professionally. It examines and discusses the cultural, organisational and personal contexts and processes of communication in groups, meetings, interviews, public speaking, presentations and writing. Other issues discussed include interpersonal skills, understanding non-verbal messages, listening and building relationships in business and workplaces.

MGNT110/MGMT110 - Introduction to Management 

Pre-requisite: ARTS015
Description:
Wherever organisations exist, a manager’s role emerges. Organisations rely on managers and the management function for the efficient and effective running of their operations. This subject will introduce students to the various functions involved in managing, as well as the context of management: the organisation. Students will learn key management theories and concepts including organisational culture, social responsibility and ethics, managing groups, motivating employees, planning, managing human resources and employment relations, strategic management, decision-making, supply chain and operations management, leadership and foundations of management control. Students will learn how the different interests between organisational stakeholders affect various management processes, and the implications of managerial decisions on the internal and external environments.

MGNT201/MGMT201- Organisational Behaviour 

Pre-requisite: MGNT110
Description:
The subject examines aspects of the social and behavioural sciences that are relevant to understanding human behaviour in work organisations. The focus of the subject ranges from the behaviour and activities of individuals and groups in organisational settings, to understanding complex organisations as a whole.

MGNT205/MGMT205- Recruitment and Selection

Pre-requisite: (MGNT110 and MGNT206) or MGNT398
Description:
This subject examines the environment and process of recruitment and selection. Recruitment strategies are described and assessed from the perspective of the organisation and the individual. In particular, a range of personnel selection techniques are examined in relation to issues of reliability, validity, fairness and applicability. Also a range of practical skills in designing personnel selection techniques are developed.

MGNT206/MGMT206 - Managing Human Resources 

Pre-requisite: MGNT110
Exclusions: MGNT398
Description:
This subject is concerned with the concepts, techniques and activities involved in managing the flow of people through work organisations. Emphasis is placed on understanding the techniques of contemporary HRM that can be applied in organisations to facilitate the acquisition and development of staff, to influence positively their job performance, and to manage the processes of staff turnover and retention.

MGNT215/MGMT215 - Small Business Management

Smaller enterprises are becoming increasingly important to the economic wellbeing of many nations. This subject gives students an opportunity to develop an awareness of the role of the small enterprise in the economy and society, and the key factors involved in their management. The subject is oriented at the study of smaller enterprise rather than training the student to start and manage a small firm itself.

MGNT218/MGMT218 - Competitive Analysis 

Pre-requisite: ECON111
Description:
This subject develops models and techniques for measuring and understanding the complexity of competition. Case studies and empirical analysis are used to show how firms can analyse the industry in which a firm is located, understand its competitors and its own position, and grasp how this might influence its business strategy. Topics include: Structural analysis of industries; competitor analysis; competitive strategies; development of generic strategies; buyers/ suppliers strategy; strategy in different industrial environments; strategy formulation in a multinational competitive environment.

MGNT220/MGMT220 - Organisational Analysis 

Pre-requisite: MGNT110
Description:
This subject examines the key theoretical frames that are used to analyse complex organisations. Students are provided with an understanding of theories and concepts that explain how organisational members are affected by organisational structures and environments, human resource flows, politics, and micro cultures. Emphasis is placed on frame complementarity and learning how to apply the frames to real organisations.

MGNT210/MGMT301 - Managing Across Cultures 

Pre-requisite: MGNT110 plus 12 cps from 200 or 300 level Faculty of Commerce subjects
Description:
This subject explores the influence of culture on management from an international business perspective. It discusses major theories of culture and their practical application to management issues such as communication, negotiation, decision-making, human resource management, ethics, expatriation and diversity. The subject fosters an understanding of how to manage successfully across cultural boundaries in an international business context.

MGNT309 - Supply Chain Strategies 

Pre-requisite: (MGNT110, MGNT257 and ECON121) or COMM121 or STAT131
Description:
This subject focuses on supply chain strategies that are customer focused and market driven. It distinguishes between operational or supply-based approaches and strategic approaches to supply chain management, exploring the latter in depth. This subject highlights and provides solutions to the main challenges facing organisations wanting to select design and implement successful supply chain strategies in an increasingly global and competitive environment.

MGNT311/MGMT311 - Management of Change 

Pre-requisite: MGNT110
Exclusions: MGNT202
Description:
This subject deals with management of change in organisations. Topics include: sources of change, resistance to change, coping with change, organisational values, creation of organisational visions and missions, leading organisational change, models of organisational change, creation and change of organisational cultures. Emphasis is placed on the application of theory to case study examples.

MGNT314/MGMT314 - Strategic Management 

Pre-requisite: (MGNT110 and MARK213) or MARK101 plus 72 credit points
Description:
The subject deals with the strategic management process and planning functions in the business enterprise. Emphasis will be placed on the process by which opportunities and threats to the business enterprise are recognised and evaluated, and on the strategies required to meet these challenges. Topics include: business mission; customer and competitor analysis; industry analysis; environmental analysis; strategy and organisation; alternative business strategies.

OPS113/COMM113 - Business Oriented Information Systems

Information Systems (IS) form an integral part of modern organisations and are used to support all aspects of an organisation’s daily functions and activities. This subject introduces the fundamental information system concepts that facilitate business processes. It explores how organisations use information, IS and their respective applications to increase profitability, gain market share, improve customer service and manage daily operations whilst understanding the social implications of their decisions. Students will learn about the role of IS in the modern organisation and how IS supports all of the functional areas of an organisation – Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources and Production/Operations Management.
 

OPS216/MGMT316 - Operations Management 

Pre-requisite: ECON121 or COMM121 or STAT131
Exclusions: MGNT216
Description:
The purpose of this subject is to provide the student with a broad understanding of the key issues in modern operations management in both manufacturing and service organisations, and to allow the student to develop some basic skills in the methodologies of operations management. It is an introductory subject designed for undergraduate students with no previous study in operations management. The subject content and assessment components reflect quantitative procedures associated with operations management and also qualitatively explore the relevant strategic, managerial and ethical issues associated with operations management.

MGNT321/MGMT321 Workplace Health and Safety Management

Pre-requisite: MGNT110 or MGNT398 or MGNT206
Description:
This subject aims to give students a critical introduction to the broad subject of Occupational Health and Safety Management (OHSM) and to examine in detail some of the specific theoretical and practical issues related to the topic. Under the broad rubric of OHSM, there are a number of competing perspectives, views and voices. This subject will not privilege one model over another. Rather, it will present some of these competing views in a manner that will require individual students to exercise their critical faculties and develop their own, theoretically informed approach to the practical management of OH&S.

MGNT322/MGMT322 Learning and Development in Organisations

Pre-requisite: MGNT110 or MGNT398 or MGNT206
Description:
This subject provides students with an understanding of key concepts and practical approaches to the development of people in organisations. Topics include: theories and models of learning; job analysis; identification of training needs; training delivery forms and their selection; skills development and training; multi-skilling and flexibility; management development; succession planning; national and international frameworks of training; organisational learning and the learning organisation; organisational development; evaluation of training and development.

MGNT341/MGMT341 - International and Comparative Human Resource Management 

Pre-requisite: MGNT110 plus 12 cps from Faculty of Commerce 200 or 300 level subjects
Exclusions: ECON340 and COMM341
Description:
This subject focuses on the management of people in multinational firms. Main topics include: differences between domestic and international human resource management (HRM) and firm-level adjustments as firms go international; managing and supporting staff on international assignments (recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation and re-entry and career issues); global HRM issues, including industrial relations, performance management, and future issues; the HRM and industrial environment in a selection of countries.

MGNT351/ MGMT351 - Responsible Leadership

This core subject in the management major examines different approaches to leadership including ethical leadership, and addresses current issues relating to leadership such as sustainability and human rights through leaders’ influences on shareholders, employees, communities and society. Students will engage in experiential learning activities, case studies and analysis, scenario based problem-solving activities, highly interactive lectures and extensive classroom discussions. By engaging in these activities, students are expected to develop responsible leadership skills in order to apply them effectively in their personal and professional lives.
 

MGNT389/MGMT389 - International Business Management 

Pre-requisite: (MGNT110 and MARK213) or MARK101
Description: 
This subject deals with the international business environment and the key issues involved in operating in international and global markets. The international and global business environment, entry modes, global strategies, functional strategies and the management and control of international/global operations are covered. On completion of this subject, students will have an understanding of international business and be able to apply key concepts in analysing and developing international business strategies.

OPS309 - Supply Chain Strategies

This subject focuses on supply chain strategies that are customer focused and market driven. It distinguishes between operational or supply-based approaches and strategic approaches to supply chain management, exploring the latter in depth. This subject highlights and provides solutions to the main challenges facing organisations wanting to select design and implement successful supply chain strategies in an increasingly global and competitive environment.

OPS350/MGMT350- Continuous Quality Improvement 

Pre-requisite: (MGNT110 and ECON121) or COMM121 or STAT131
Description:
The purpose of this subject is to provide the student with an introduction to the principles and tools associated with the management philosophy and technique called 'Quality Management'. It is an introductory subject designed for undergraduate students with no previous study in this field. The subject engages both qualitative and quantitative approaches to help students to identify, analyse and understand the impacts of quality management systems in any organisation.

 

PHYS030 - Introduction to Physics

Pre-requisite: ARTS015
Exclusions: ENVI030
Description:
This is an introductory foundation Physics subject in the bachelor degree program for engineering. The subject is designed for students who are entering degree program for which a background in physics and mathematics is essential. It prepares and promotes students interest for university physics and engineering subjects. It provides a necessary basis for all students progressing to the first year of university degree subjects in the engineering major. Furthermore, it serves as a pre-requisite subject for students requiring necessary physics skills.

PHYS141- Fundamentals of Physics A

Pre-requisite: PHYS030 or PHYS030 challenge test
Description: This subject will cover fundamentals of Physics. The information and techniques learnt are widely applicable in all fields of science, including electrical engineering, computer engineering and telecommunications engineering. The basic understanding of the mechanics and physics of various events that touch our lives will continue to be of benefit to our global society and the numerous challenges we face in order to sustain and improve peoples’ quality of life. The subject will be supported by laboratory assignments.
 

PHYS142 - Fundamentals of Physics B

Pre-requisite:None
Description: Vectors and their applications; an introduction to the physical laws of electricity and magnetism, leading to an explanation of the generation of electromagnetic waves and some basic ideas in communication theory. Electric charge and Coulomb's law, electric fields, potential differences, capacitance, dielectrics and relative permittivity, electric current, resistance, Ohm's 'law', superconductivity, DC circuits and Kirchhoffs laws, magnetic fields and forces, electromagnetic waves and the EM spectrum, carrier waves, modulation and bandwidth. Waves; reflection and refraction; interference; diffraction; polarization; optical instruments; quantum physics; waves and particles; atomic physics; the Bohr atom. 
 

PHYS143 - Physics for Engineers

Vectors and their applications; an introduction to the physical laws of electricity and magnetism, leading to an explanation of the generation of electromagnetic waves and some basic ideas in communication theory. Electric charge and Coulomb's law, electric fields, potential differences, capacitance, dielectrics and relative permittivity, electric current, resistance, Ohm's 'law', superconductivity, DC circuits and Kirchhoff’s laws, magnetic fields and forces, electromagnetic waves and the EM spectrum, carrier waves, modulation and bandwidth. Waves; reflection and refraction; interference; diffraction; polarization; optical instruments; quantum physics; waves and particles; atomic physics; the Bohr atom.

 

PSYC015 - Introduction to Psychology 

Pre-requisite: ARST015
Description:
This subject concentrates on the literary skills critical to University success. The subject content is largely focused on developing research skills, analysing and presenting data, and writing University level reports. Students will also engage in an original primary research project which will culminate in a formal oral presentation. This subject gives students the necessary skills needed to engage in independent research and produce quality written and oral academic presentations. The subject is designed to ensure students’ academic success by helping them to become independent learners. A key element in this endeavour is a willingness on the part of the students to take responsibility for their own learning and to strive consistently to improve their work. Students are expected to keep up to date with news and current affairs by regularly reading reputable English language newspapers and magazines as well as watching news and current affairs programs on television. The subject is designed to: (i) teach and practise the different genres of academic writing; (ii) teach and practise critical evaluation of information; (iii) teach and practise data analysis in written form; (iv) teach and practice report writing; and (v) demonstrate ways of managing study time.

SOC 103 - Introduction to Sociology

This course provides an engaging and accessible introduction to Sociology, the study of society. Sociology enriches our understanding of the social world, gives us tools to use in assessing and reflecting on social life, and provides the research skills vital for employment. SOC103 highlights the everyday relevance of Sociology. It invites students to ‘see Sociology in the world’ – to make meaningful connections between the subject matter of the course and students’ own social worlds. The course introduces Sociology’s examination of the connections between individual behaviour and wider social forces, using case studies of families and gender, sexualities, class inequalities, and deviance and crime.

STAT015 - Introduction to Statistics 

Pre-requisite: None
Exclusions: STAT001
Description:
The aim of the subject is to provide students the statistical tools necessary for analysing data for taking business decisions. This subject provides an introduction to the study of statistics. The emphasis is on ideas and reasoning and their relevance to public policy and to the human sciences from medicine to sociology. Students should be able to learn to think about data by working with data.

 STAT131 - Understanding Variation and Uncertainty

Pre-requisite: STAT015
Exclusions: COMM121
Description:
The purpose of this subject is to enable students to comprehend and use basic statistical tools and concepts to analyse variation and uncertainty, which occur in most aspects of life. Topics covered include: Displaying variation and summarising univariate data; displaying and analysing bivariate data including association, correlation and simple regression; Modelling uncertainty including the discrete probability models, Binomial, Poisson and continuous distributions including the normal and exponential; Sampling distributions - Central Limit Theorem; Inference - point and interval estimation and hypothesis testing. These topics will be taught with appropriate statistical computing software and communication in both written and oral forms will be developed.   

 STAT291 - Engineering Statistics

Pre-Requisites: MATH142 or MATH188 or MATH162
Description: (Part of MATH283) In this topic, methods of collecting and summarising data are discussed. Statistical inference methods concerning population means, proportions and variances are given. Linear and multiple regression methods are used to develop mathematical relationships among variables and to predict variables of interest. Some basic advantages of using experimental planning are discussed. Latin square and randomised block experimental designs are discussed. Students will be introduced to a major statistical package.