Computer Science 124 -COS124

Faculty Natural Sciences
Home Department Computer Science
Module Topic Computer Science 114/124
Generic Module Name Computing Fundamentals
Alpha-numeric Code COS124
NQF Level 5
NQF Credit Value 15
Duration Semester
Proposed semester to be offered Second Semester
Programmes in which the module will be offered BSc (Applied Geology) (3214); BSc (Biotechnology) (3211); BSc (Medical Bioscience) (3230); BSc (Computer Science) (3221); BSc (Mathematical & Statistical Sciences) (3227);BSc (Physical Science) (3233)
Year level 1
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 modules None
Co-requisite modules None
Prohibited module Combination Computer Literacy modules offered by other faculties and departments.
Breakdown of Learning Time Hours Timetable Requirement per week Other teaching modes that does not require time-table
Contact with lecturer: / tutor: 32 Lectures p.w. 3
Assignments & tasks: 10 Practicals p.w. 3
Practicals: 32 Tutorials p.w. 1
Tutorials: 0
Tests & Examinations: 10
Selfstudy: 66
Other: 0
Total Learning Time 150 7
Methods of Student Assessment Continuous Assessment (CA):    100%

Final Assessment (FA): 0%

Assessment Module type Continuous Assessment