Courses Catalogue

Computer Fundamentals

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Information Technology, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Mathematics and Computing
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Course Description:

The purpose of the course is to enable students to 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. Therefore the course shall provide both practical and theoretical sessions so as to attain basic hands for students to fit into the currently technological driven era.

Course Objective:

The Objectives of the course unit are to:

  1. Equip students with basic knowledge about computer organization;
  2. Equip students with skills of using common office applications;
  3. Expose students to different operating systems;
  4. Equip students with skills of how to use the Internet;
  5. Equip students with knowledge about common text editors in different operating systems.


Course Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the Course, a student shall be able to:

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