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CSE9001 - Computer technology

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Sid Ray


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Evening)


This unit covers computer technology and operating systems at foundation level, with students accumulating significant practical experience in the Linux operating system. Topics include key hardware concepts: computer systems and environment, CPU, memory, storage devices, peripheral hardware. Operating systems fundamentals: role of O/S, file systems, process management, memory management. Linux fundamentals: Linux as a multi-user, multi-tasking operating system, the Linux file system, the shell, shell scripting. Desktop Linux graphical interfaces, common applications. Enterprise Linux: Role of Linux in an enterprise, networking fundamentals,client/server Linux, enterprise applications.


Unit test assessing theoretical concepts: 40%
Practical work: 60%

Contact hours

1 hour lecture per week; 40 hours practical work across the semester.


Introductory Computer Technology units such as CSE1200, CSE1201, CSE1720, COT1130, COT1140, COT1700, COT1720, COT7700, CFR1125, CFR1140, CFR1202, CFR7103, GCO4801, GCO7822, GCO7834, GCO8019