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COMP111 Information and Communications Technology

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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.

COMP 111 aims to enhance the capacity of students to benefit from information and communication technologies now and in the future. It prepares them for more technical papers in computing, such as COMP 101.

Paper title Information and Communications Technology
Paper code COMP111
Subject Computer and Information Science
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,110.75
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

Dr Brendon Woodford (co-ordinator):

Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Dr Brendon Woodford
Dr Sander Zwanenburg and Gary Burrows

Paper Structure

Three Blackboard tests, one practical test and a final exam

Teaching Arrangements

First semester: one lecture and one lab per week
Summer School: two lectures and two labs per week


To be advised

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 1

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 10-15, 18-22
A2 Monday 13:00-14:50 10-15, 18-22
A3 Wednesday 11:00-12:50 10-15, 17-22
B1 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 10-15, 17-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
B1 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-15, 17-22
L1 Monday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 18-22