Combination of lecture and laboratory sessions. Lectures will provide traditional theory. Laboratory sessions will employ formative practical/assessment sheets.
To familiarize the student with the PC computing platform
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
Identify the purpose of, configure, troubleshoot and replace the principal components/accessories of a PC
Select appropriate PC specifications for various applications
Understand the basic operation of a computer system
Describe and connect commonly used devices
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.
No recommendations listed
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
No incompatible modules listed
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed
Module Content & Assessment
Introduction and Fundamentals
What is a computer? Computer types; What is a program? Basic components; Buses; Program execution; Data considerations; PC components/technologies; System resources; Buying/building/upgrading a PC; Things to do with old PCs