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COMP111 Information and Communications Technology

Explores fundamental components of ICT and related issues. Examines the influences and impacts ICT has and may have in the future. Students will apply widely-used software applications to perform real-world business activities.

COMP111 aims to enhance the capacity of students to benefit from information and communication technologies, and various software applications now and in the future.

Paper title Information and Communications Technology
Paper code COMP111
Subject Computer and Information Science
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science

No particular requirements.


Co-ordinator: Dr Sander Zwanenburg

Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Dr Sander Zwanenburg
Labs: Gary Burrows

Paper Structure

Three Blackboard tests, two practical tests and a final exam.

Teaching Arrangements

One 1hr lecture and one 2hr lab per week.


None. All materials will be available online.

Course outline
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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this paper you should be able to:

  • Identify and describe the fundamental aspects of modern information and communication technologies (ICT);
  • Identify and discuss the broader societal issues and emerging trends relating to ICT;
  • Apply a number of software applications to solve real-world problems; and
  • Apply techniques to represent real-world objects in data structures.

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 11:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Monday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
A3 Wednesday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41