Professional Skills for the IT Practitioner

    Course details

    • Code: COMP.5100
    • Fee: $856*
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Computing
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class65 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1, Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

This course will develop a student's professional competencies using relevant Information Technology (IT) software to enhance their interpersonal and research skills in creating, retrieving, using and disseminating information in a range of settings.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. participate effectively in a variety of conversations, to make meaning, hear alternative perspectives and relay information both as an individual and as a contributing member of an Information Technology team across technical, gender, age and cultural boundaries;
  2. define a problem, determine, create, seek and retrieve the required information from a variety of sources and utilise this information to effect a solution using information technology to support the outcome;
  3. translate information needs into an information search strategy that is adaptable to the wide variety of information sources available;
  4. communicate effectively by exploring the integration of contemporary audio-visual communication tools and software applications with written and spoken communication to prepare presentations and technical documentation that achieve both technical accuracy and user friendliness; and
  5. develop a strategy for evaluating personal efficacy, as well as that of the team, in achieving a goal.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017