School Of Computing And Information Technology

Fundamentals of Computer ScienceWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300125.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
14910.1/14920.1/61221.1 Computer Science 1 or 61222.1/48541.1/48542.1 Computer Science 2 in conjunction with 300155.1 Programming Principles 1 and 300156.1 Programming Principles 2

About this Unit
This unit introduces a broad range of topics that make up the study of computer science. The four broad areas examined are machine architecture (data storage and manipulation); software (operating systems, networks, programming languages); data organisation (data structures, file structures, database structures); and algorithmic machines (theory of computation). Students are prepared for later in-depth treatment of these topics.

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