Courses Catalogue

Computer Fundamentals

COURSE CODE: UCC1100
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physics BSc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

The purpose of the course is to enable students learn the basic skills of using a computer as a central tool for pursuing their studies. It provides a general introduction to the broad aspects of computer systems, how it works, a brief history of the computers and the basic components of a computer. In addition, students will be grounded in the proper use of the Internet for research.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

 

To provide the basic skills in computer packages and the latest technological developments fundamental to the field of Engineering

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe how a computer works.
  • Apply computer skills in engineering fields.
  • Synthesize the computer system.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

A student on completing this course is expected to:

  • Identify the various parts of a computer systems and what each does.
  • Explain the various Operating Systems.
  • Identify major software applications and what they do.
  • Use internet for various research and networking.
  • Assemble different parts of a computer.