FIT1013 - Digital futures: IT for business - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Information Technology

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Anthony Wong

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


BUS1010, CSE1720, GCO1851, MMS1401


Introduction to business application tools and introduction to basic computing concepts. Principles of spreadsheets and relational databases, covering their use for the generation of business plans, reports, financial statements, etc. Both the spreadsheet and database components incorporate an introduction to programming with visual basic for applications (VBA). The database component covers principles of database design. The business application software packages used in the unit are Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access.


On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. use spreadsheets to report, analyse and model organisational data;
  2. use relational databases to report and analyse organisational information;
  3. construct applications using VBA as the language for enhancing the appearance and usability of spreadsheet and database systems.


NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Examination (2 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • One hour lecture
    • Two hour tutorial
    • One hour laboratory
  2. Additional requirements (all students):
    • A minimum of 8 hours of personal study in order to satisfy the reading, tutorial, laboratory and assignment expectations.

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