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FIT1047: Introduction to computer systems, networks and security

Faculty of Information Technology

Introduction to computer systems, networks and security

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The unit introduces students to fundamentals of computer systems, networks and security. It provides basic knowledge of computer organisation and architecture, operating systems, networking architecture, technology and operation. It introduces the concepts of security goals for protecting common modern computer systems and communication networks from adversaries and the deployment of suitable countermeasures to achieve these goals.


1 - Assignment 1 - 15% 2 - Assignment 2 - 25% 3 - Assignment 3 - 30% 4 - Assignment 4 - 30%


This unit has a requirement of 1-2 hours per week of asynchronous learning. Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of online and face to face learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated reading and preparation for scheduled teaching activities.

Sustainable development goals

Adopted by the UN Member States in 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. Read more

This unit covers content related to the following SDGs:

9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure