COMPUTER SCIENCE 114/124 - CSC114 or CSC124

FacultyNatural Sciences
Home DepartmentComputer Science
Module TopicComputer Science 114/124
Generic Module NameComputing Fundamentals
Alpha-numeric CodeCOS114 or CSC 124
NQF Level5
NQF Credit Value15
Proposed semester to be offeredFirst Semester (COS 114) or Second Semester (COS124)
Programmes in which the module will be offeredBSc (Applied Geology) (3214); BSc (Biotechnology) (3211); BSc (Medical Bioscience) (3230); BSc (Computer Science) (3221); BSc (Mathematical & Statistical Sciences) (3227); BSc (Physical Science) (3233)
Year level1
Main Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Use computers (including e-mail and Internet), Software and multimedia to create and edit documents.
  • Skillfully use of worksheets and databases.
  • Integrate different application software packages.
  • Understand programs, data, files and file organization on a computer system, computer architecture, the computer marketplace; local area networks, and e- mail; the Internet, data security and control.
Main Content

Practical Concepts:

  • Introduction to an operating system, e-mail and the Internet.
  • Applications software including word processing and spreadsheets; introduction to database management; introduction to presentation graphics; and the integration of the above mentioned application programs.

Theoretical Concepts:

  • System programs; data and data organization.
  • Files and records, file management.
  • Principles and usage of basic software.
  • Systems programs; data and data organization.
  • Computer architecture; The computer marketplace.
  • Local area networks and e-mail.
  • The Internet, data security and control.
Pre-requisite modulesNone
Co-requisite modulesNone
Prohibited module CombinationComputer Literacy modules offered by other faculties and departments.
Breakdown of Learning TimeHoursTimetable Requirement per weekOther teaching modes that does not require time-table
Contact with lecturer: / tutor:32Lectures p.w.3 
Assignments & tasks:10Practicals p.w.3
Practicals:32Tutorials p.w.1
Tests & Examinations:10  
Total Learning Time1507
Methods of Student Assessment

Continuous Assessment (CA):    100%

Final Assessment (FA): 0%

Assessment Module typeContinuous Assessment (CA)