Diploma of IT Subject Units
Diploma of IT - Part 1
Description
Today’s engineers rely heavily on the use of computers. To solve problems of practical significance, you need to apply scientific and technical knowledge, common sense, and experience. This unit will provide grounding in the basic functioning of a computer system and how it is used within the engineering environment. Your knowledge of the following will be extended: advanced Microsoft Word features, Excel, and PowerPoint. Further, you’ll learn how to solve real-world problems via the utilisation of a microcontroller and programming language, and you’ll create and execute an effective oral presentation to share your findings.
Prerequisites
Nil
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1. Use the formatting features of a word processor.
2. Use utilities and advanced features provided with a word processor.
3. Create and format a spreadsheet.
4. Use functions and formulas to perform calculations in a spreadsheet.
5. Use graphics in a spreadsheet.
6. Use advanced facilities of a spreadsheet.
7. Designing slide shows, animation of a slide, slide transitions, use of templates
& the auto content wizard.
8. Communicate technical content in effective oral presentations.
9. Implement problem solving strategies.
10. Decompose problems into simpler problems.
11. Construct and test simple computer programs.
12. Analyse and debug existing programs.
13. Recognise the importance of good practices in programming.
14. Understand how real-word problems can be addressed by the digital-word.
Assessment Task |
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Within semester assessment |
100% |
Description
Chemistry is the science of matter and the transformations it can undergo. It plays a central role in medicine, engineering and many sciences. It helps us understand our surroundings and the way we function. Students will investigate the various analytical techniques that are used to analyse substances depending on their properties. The knowledge and skills gained in this unit will be further extended in MCD1190 Chemistry A.
Prerequisites
Students should have completed an equivalent to Victorian VCE Year 11 Chemistry, Units 1 & 2.
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1. Express chemical reactions symbolically, qualitatively and quantitatively.
2. Write rate laws and explain how the position of equilibrium can be altered,
including examples from industry.
3. Explain the structure and naming of simple organic molecules.
4. Explain the concepts of bonding between atoms and relate this to the
properties of compounds.
Assessment Task |
Weighting |
Within semester assessment |
50% |
Examination |
50% |
Description
Through the study of physics, we are able to gain a greater understanding of the nature of the universe. Physics strives to reveal nature’s underlying simplicity and establish the rules which cause galaxies to form, the toast to burn, or what holds the component parts of a proton together. Physics underlies all of the life and physical sciences, as well as engineering and technology. You will be engaged in practical work to allow you to explore and measure key theories.
Prerequisites
Nil
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1. Describe the difference between qualitative and quantitative techniques;
record accurate observations.
2. Select measuring equipment of appropriate accuracy.
3. Utilise appropriate numbers of significant figures.
4. Recognise the measurement error in selected equipment; identify sources of
error in analytical procedures.
5. Distinguish between displacement, speed, velocity and acceleration.
6. Distinguish between scalar and vector quantities.
7. Apply the laws of motion to practical situations.
8. Demonstrate knowledge of mass, force and their relationship through
Newton’s laws.
9. Differentiate between work, energy, kinetic energy, potential energy and
power.
10.Differentiate between force and torque and apply the laws of equilibrium to
practical situations.
11.Distinguish between displacement, amplitude, period, frequency and
wavelength of a wave.
12.Describe behavior of waves in terms of reflection, refraction, diffraction and
interference.
13.Distinguish between energy, intensity and intensity level in a wave.
Assessment Task |
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Within semester assessment |
60% |
Examination |
40% |
Description
The unit will provide students with the pre-requisite knowledge and skills to progress to the higher levels of mathematics in the STEM diplomas and subsequently in the relevant degree programs.
Prerequisites
Nil
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1. Identify number sets in complex domain.
2. Use set notations to describe numbers.
3. Use interval notations to represent number sets.
4. Use real number line to express the number sets.
5. Use Venn diagram to represent number sets.
6. Solve linear and simultaneous linear equations using graphical and algebraic
methods.
7. Use simultaneous linear equations to model and solve real world problems.
8. Recognise prime, rational, irrational and complex numbers.
9. Apply factor theorem to factorise polynomial functions.
10.Solve polynomial equations.
11.Solve quadratic equations using factorizing, quadratic formula or completing
the square method.
12.Sketch graphs of quadratic functions.
13.Apply binomial expansion to solve problem in various algebraic contexts.
14.Simplify rational functions inequalities.
15.Plot complex numbers in the Argand diagram.
16.Find the rule for inverse function for given functions and sketch the graph of
inverse functions.
17.Solve system of equations and literal equations.
18.Use exponential and logarithmic functions to model application problems.
19.Sketch graphs of exponential and logarithmic functions.
20.Solve exponential and logarithmic equations.
21.Convert radians in to degrees and vice versa.
22.Apply trigonometric ratios of 0^{0} ,30^{0} ,45^{0} ,60^{0} ,90^{0} to solve problem in
various geometric and analytical geometric contexts.
23.Apply sine and cosine rule solve to solve problem in various geometric and
analytical geometric contexts.
24.Sketch the graphs of trigonometric functions of sin, cos, tan, sec, cosec and
cot.
25.Identify amplitude, period and mid line of α sin(bx + c) + d and α cos(bx +
c) + d.
26.Classify vectors and scalars.
27.Apply vector algebra to solve problems in geometry.
28.Express vectors using i and j components. In R^{2}.
29.Express Cartesian coordinates in R^{2}.
30.Calculated distance between two points in R^{2}.
31.Use the formula to divide a line segment by given ratio.
32.solve problems related in Parallel and perpendicular lines in R^{2}.
33.Recognise angles relating in parallel lines triangles and polygons.
34.Identify congruent and similar triangles.
35.Apply properties of congruent and similar triangles to solve problems in
plane geometry and analytical geometry.
36.Recognise rectangle, rhombus, parallelogram and square from complex
geometrical diagrams. Apply properties of rectangle, rhombus, parallelogram
and square to solve problems in plane geometry and analytical geometry.
Assessment Task |
Weighting |
Within semester assessment |
40% |
Examination |
60% |
Description
The practice of engineering involves applying scientific and technical knowledge, common sense and experience to solving problems of practical significance for people. During this unit, you will learn about engineering practices by studying important engineering skills that are not covered in traditional mathematics, chemistry and physics courses, and will apply these skills to projects. Through the study of this unit, you will improve your knowledge of the IT and engineering professions, design and analysis, communication, ethics and economics.
Prerequisites
Nil
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1. Gain a foundation of engineering principles and integrate these principles with
chemistry, physics, mathematics, economics and design principles.
2. Develop conceptual understanding and problem-solving abilities by applying
engineering principles.
3. Develop proficiency with technologies for analysis, simulation, theoretical
prediction, access to information, and report preparation.
4. Describe the importance and relevance of engineering and its interdisciplinary
ties to other fields and society, in order to become a scientifically literate and
ethical citizen.
5. Demonstrate proper and ethical scientific and engineering practices, including
safety, environment, and record keeping.
6. Interpret scientific and engineering results and draw reasonable conclusions.
7. Communicate effectively through written and oral reports.
Assessment Task |
Weighting |
Within semester assessment |
100% |
Description
This unit will explore the fundamental processes and patterns common to life on Earth. It will examine how living organisms grow, develop diverse and complex structures and pass on their genetic material to the next generation. The students will progress through principle themes in biochemistry, cellular structure and systems, cell division and reproduction, genetics and evolution, biodiversity and ecosystems. Students will examine how animals and plants, through the agents of gene mutation and natural selection, are able to adapt to new and changing environments. We will then examine how interactions within and between species and with the non-living environment generate the enormous variety of life on Earth.
Prerequisites
Nil
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1. Identify and describe the concepts, processes and practical applications of cell
biology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology and processes of evolution
in society and everyday human life.
2. Demonstrate proficiency in communicating scientific results through a range
of formats (written and oral).
3. Formulate hypotheses, collect experimental data and demonstrate proficiency
in interpreting their results.
4. Demonstrate understanding of the use of common life sciences equipment
and techniques.
5. Utilise research skills including database searches to synthesise and interpret
information related to scientific research, using appropriate conventions for
scientific attribution.
6. Work effectively, responsibly, safely and ethically, both individually and in peer
or team contexts.
Assessment Task |
Weighting |
Within semester assessment |
100% |
Description
Chemistry is an important branch of science which has a direct impact upon our lives. For example, knowledge of chemical concepts will assist us to explore new and cheaper energy sources, improve health and safety standards, and develop ‘greener’ and environmentally friendly processes, which reduce pollution and wastage in the environment. You will investigate, explore and discuss chemical concepts and issues, and solve quantitative and qualitative problems in class.
Prerequisites
MCD1170 Introductory Chemistry or VCE Year 11 Chemistry Unit 3.
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate the importance of energy transformations in thermochemical
and electrochemicalreactions.
2. Relate organic chemical structures to observed chemical reactions, using
examples from those involved in human nutrition and global cycling of
nutrients.
3. Analyse the arrangement of elements in the periodic table (including its
historical development) and relate trends in properties of elements to their
atomic structure.
Assessment Task |
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Within semester assessment |
50% |
Examination |
50% |
Description
This unit continues on from MCD1180 Introductory Physics, and considers the basic concepts of practical investigation, rotational motion, electricity, magnetism and atomic theories. Through practical work, you will relate your theoretical knowledge to experimental processes and engage in critical observation and testing of physical phenomena.
Prerequisites
MCD1180 Introductory Physics.
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the value of practical work.
2. Apply the theory of rotational motion.
3. Solve problems involving electricity and magnetism.
4. Explain a range of atomic theories.
Assessment Task |
Weighting |
Within semester assessment |
60% |
Examination |
40% |
Description
This is a core unit in the Monash College Diploma Part 1 of Engineering, Information Technology and Science. The unit will provide students with the pre-requisite knowledge and skills to progress to the higher levels of mathematics in Engineering, IT and Science diploma; subsequently in the relevant degree programs.
Prerequisites
MCD1700 Introductory Mathematics
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1. Apply the concept of vectors in Cartesian form in analytical geometry.
2. Find and apply position vector, magnitude of vector, unit vector, angles
between vectors and direction cosines in two and three-dimensional
problems.
3. Describe linear dependency and independency in vectors.
4. Find scalar and vector resolute, scalar product of vectors, application of scalar
product.
5. Use Pythagorean identities sin^{2} Ɵ + cos^{2} Ɵ = 1; tan^{2} Ɵ + 1 = sec^{2} Ɵ; 1 +
cot^{2} Ɵ = c sc^{2} Ɵ in problem solving.
6. Apply compound-angle identities in various geometric and analytical
geometric applications.
7. Find general solutions of simple and complicated trigonometric equations.
8. Apply limits, continuity and differentiation to solve mathematical problems.
9. Identify and analyse the nature of critical point using derivative tests.
10.Apply the differentiation to solve the problems in various context of
engineering and other disciplines.
11.Extend the concept of derivatives by inverse circular functions.
12.Perform anti-differentiation calculations using integration by substitution,
integration by partial fractions.
Assessment Task |
Weighting |
Within semester assessment |
40% |
Examination |
60% |