Strategic Mangment

This 5 question for final exam preparation I went semple answer and easy to understand However, every question 3 pages the answer shoud be from book ( Corporate strategy for Irish Companies)Gerry Gallagher.
The answe include examples.

Harved

Question 1:

According to Thompson et al .(2008) there are five generic business level strategies. Explore the distinctive competences required to implement each of these strategies successfully.

From chapter 8 the core text. Thomson et al. (2008) five generic strategies identified, competencies explored and use of valid examples.

 

Question 2:

Ohmae (1989) stated “In a complex, uncertain world filled with dangerous opponents, it is best not to go it alone” Straregic alliances are just as important today. Discuss.

 From chapter 9 the core text. Discuss on the advantages and disadvantages of strategic alliances, types of alliances, managing alliances and the appropriateness of alliances for short and long term advantage.

 

Questions 3:

Critically analyses the importance of research and development in supporting product development as a strategic option.

From chapter 9 of the core text , R&D analyses under the following heading:

Definition of product/services

Product line and product mix

Product life cycle

First mover advantage?

Brand management

 

Question 4:

Assess the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Matrix as a tool for measuring a portfolio of companies.

From chapter 10 of the core text, explanation of the matrix, usefulness for portfolio analysis and limitations of the BCG as an analysis tool.

 

 

 

 

Question 5:

 

Analyses how companies can produce successful innovations time after time by using a mapping their strategy innovation.

Based on article “Mapping your innovation strategy” by Anthony et al. HBR, May 2006, analysis under the following headings: Picking your field, Build your Growth playbook, Plan your innovation Game plan, Execute & Adapt and change your role.

 

 

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Marketing Research

Its MARKETING RESEARCH SUBJECT.

RESEARCH PROPOSAL
4000 WORDS
10 MINIMUM SCHOLARLY REFERENCES
HARVARD REFERENCING STYLES
PLEASE DO AS INSTRUCTIONS

THERE IS A CHANGE AT SECTION 7 FROM THE ASSIGNMENT AND I ALREADY ATTACHED THE FILE FROM THE TEACHER.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE CONFIDENT ENOUGH TO DO THIS ASSIGNMENT.

Deakin University Department of Marketing MMK265 Marketing Research T1 2016 Assignment Research Proposal DUE DATE AND TIME Week 9 Thursday 12 May 2016 @ 5:00 pm AEST PERCENTAGE OF FINAL GRADE 40% HURLDE DETAILS N.A. Learning Outcome Details Unit Learning Outcome Graduate Learning Outcome The assessment is designed to rigorously test the application of theoretical concepts to a designated marketing research problem. (ULO1) Students are required to make an analysis of the marketing problem, identify and recommend the most suitable methodology for carrying out the research and for analysing the data that will be collected (ULO 2, ULO3). This assessment relates to: GLO1 – discipline knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or Profession. GLO 4 – critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment, and GLO 6 – Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions. In that, students need to critically evaluate the case at hand and identify the most appropriate methodology (and relative operationalisation) designed to gather information to solve the management decision problem. Notes Requirements Due Date: Your marketing research proposal with your recommendations will need to be submitted by Thursday 12 May 2016 @ 5:00 pm AEST. Submission is via the assignment drop box which can Page 1 of 9 be found on the subject CloudDeakin site (the submission area becomes visible once you have completed the Online Plagiarism Declaration. Make sure that all elements of the assignment are completed prior to submission. DO NOT submit hard copies of the proposal because they will not be marked. Please remember to include all your details in the proposal: First Name, Surname, Student ID, Campus and Unit on the official title page of the assignment. No credit will be given if the name is not shown on the submission. No cover sheet is required nor any cover letters. The word limit is 4,000 words MAXIMUM. A 20% penalty (from the available marks) will apply for going above the word limit. Students SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT to conduct any primary research e.g., surveys, focus groups, indepth interviews, observations, etc. Students are only required to design a study involving primary data collection. Students can only attempt the assignment individually – no group work is allowed. Please be mindful as if the assignment is not individually attempted you may fall into the trap of collusion which is an academic misconduct. We are looking for a logical, well written, well-presented proposal using the format suggested. It is expected that you refer to a minimum of 10 scholarly references which include academic journal articles, research books and research proposals. In addition, you can also use online information, newspaper or magazine articles to support your arguments. The sources need to be properly referenced, cited and included in the reference list. Wikipedia, answers.com, tutor2 and other ‘personal opinion’ or social networking websites are NOT permitted. Proposals that cite these websites will not be assessed (which implies the work will get zero (0) marks). PLEASE NOTE: You are forbidden from re-submitting all or part of an assignment you have previously submitted for assessment at Deakin or elsewhere. This is considered a form of deception and any part of your proposal which contains such material will be given zero (0) marks and in cases where the deception is significant, the Unit Chair will have no other option other than reporting the misconduct to the Student Misconduct Committee. It is your responsibility to source relevant secondary data (journal articles, proposals etc) which can be accessed via the Deakin Library database collection (e.g., EBSCOHost databases /Business Source Complete, ABI Inform, Expanded academic ASAP, Emerald Management Xtra, Westlaw). General Information • The project must be in proposal format not essay i.e., the use of headings and subheadings; • All headings and subheadings must be numbered; • The proposal must be at least 1.5 paragraph spaced and margins of 2.54 cm all sides (use A4 page format); Page 2 of 9 • Font: use Times New Romans in 12 pt. size. • Please use Microsoft Word (either a .doc or .docx document. No PDF, JPG or other formats) for the proposal submission. Turnitin Requirement: In addition to submitting your assignment to the assignment drop box on CloudDeakin, all students must upload their completed assignment to the Turnitin link entitled “Marketing Research Major Project” which can be found under assessment. This link will be available 15 days prior to the date of submission. An originality proposal of 80% is required i.e., the similarity of 20% or less – Refer to CloudDeakin regarding the use of Turnitin. The Unit Chair has access to the similarity proposals; therefore, it is not necessary to include the Turnitin result in the appendix of your proposal. To ensure you meet the originality requirement, it is strongly recommended that you periodically use the “check your work” link in the assessment folder. This link will be available to students throughout the semester. Please do not leave this task to the last minute. It is important that you use your time effectively. A Turnitin result greater than the required (20% or less similarity) cannot be rectified after the submission date and is not grounds for an extension. Plagiarism and other misconducts: Please read carefully the policy on plagiarism http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/study-support/referencing/plagiarism. Please also be aware that involuntary plagiarism (e.g. not being aware what plagiarism is) is STILL a misconduct and will be managed accordingly. Make sure to include citations/references in-text whenever you refer to thoughts, ideas, or expressions that are not your own. Making the mistake of not including reference in-text will be considered a grave omission of your work and you will be given zero (0) marks. Assignments that have been previously submitted (totally or in part) for this or other courses will also be penalised and even in this instance you will be given zero (0) marks. As a student in this course, you acknowledge your responsibility for abiding by the Code of Student Conduct (as set out in the Student Charter) and you acknowledge your understanding of academic dishonesty and the resulting penalties, which are applicable to individuals and groups. FINALLY: This proposal project is much, much more complicated than it looks at first glance. Leave yourself sufficient time to complete it. Page 3 of 9 Research Proposal – Case Study Burwood East Community Development Project A property developer is proposing a community development project in an unoccupied site at 78 Middleborough Road, Burwood East. Below is a brief summary of the project. Burwood East Project Information Flyer: https://www.frasersproperty.com.au/~/media/Australand/Residential/VIC/BurwoodEast/Published/Burwood%20East%20Project%20Information%20Flyer.pdf Site location The former brickworks site occupies approximately 20 hectares of land located on the eastern side of Middleborough Road, Burwood. The land wraps around the RSPCA complex (on the north-east corner of Middleborough Road and Burwood Highway) and extends eastwards along Burwood Highway. The developer’s vision for the project The vision for the Burwood East project can be summarised into three guiding and interrelated elements: ‘Local’, ‘Activated’ and ‘Place’. ‘Local’ recognises that the development of Burwood East sits within the context of an established neighbourhood and must respond to and build upon its distinct local character. A high level of consideration has therefore been given to providing appropriate points of transition and integration with this surrounding context, whilst at the same time recognising that the development represents a unique opportunity to add amenity and breathe new life into an established community. ‘Activated’ in large part responds to this opportunity by championing the creation of a social hub and meeting point for the new and established community. Quality civic design gestures and public spaces will encourage social interaction and provide the stage for Burwood life to unfold. ‘Place’ encourages the construction of a truly distinctive address that represents the highest quality of urban development, laying the foundations for a connected community. The future residents of Burwood East will feel a sense of ownership and a sense of place with the neighbourhood they live. These guiding principles are tied together by ‘tried and tested’ urban design principles of walkability, health, mixed use, social interaction, connectivity, character and housing diversity resulting in a best practice, model neighbourhood for this strategic infill site. In summary, the Burwood East project will offer its residents an enviable urban lifestyle: • Rehabilitation and regeneration of local long term undeveloped site; Page 4 of 9 • Diverse mix of housing to cater for a variety household types; • Retail and social hub fostering social interaction and engagement; • Usable high-value open spaces for whole community; • Cycle connections and pedestrian prioritisation encouraging healthy lifestyles; • Sensitive interfaces and transitions with compatible development forms and scales. • New infrastructure and amenities that services the broader community; • 10,500m2 of retail with food and beverage activating a civic plaza; • Between 850 and 950 homes with a mix of apartments, terrace housing and detached and semidetached homes; • Low rise apartments concentrated around the retail hub with heights of 5 storeys plus car-parking Hypothetically, you are the marketing research manager of this Burwood East development project, responsible for the civic plaza area that covers 10,500m2 of retail with food and beverage. At this initial development stage, you do not have any ideas as to what types of retail shops should be put in the civic plaza. In order to attract customers’ traffic, you need to gather relevant information to understand what the potential customers want in the civic plaza. You would like to do a research to shed some light on this project. You need to write a specific marketing research proposal to address the issue at hand. As such, you need to critically evaluate and determine the most appropriate methodology to utilise in this proposal. You need to be very specific with regard to all aspects of the research proposal. Page 5 of 9 The research proposal should include: 1. Official Title page (This is a requirement of proposal writing [not included in the official word count]) • Project title; • Your Full name and student ID number; 2. Executive Summary (not included in the official word count) • An executive summary is a brief account (not more than a single page) of the major points (findings, conclusions and recommendations) related to your proposal; • Your executive summary is best prepared after your proposal is completed; • Please remember that the executive summary is NOT an introduction i.e., what you intend to do. Please focus on what you did. 3. Table of Contents (this is a requirement of proposal writing [not included in the official word count]) 4. Introduction (Guideline: 100-150 words) • Clearly state the key issues to be addressed in the body of the proposal. 5. Background to the proposed research – (Guideline: 300-400 words) • In this section, you need to describe what your task is and give background information relevant to the case at hand. You need to do so to remind the reader the reasons why this proposal is written and what are the specific issue(s) to be solved at hand. 6. The research objectives (Guideline: 100-150 words) in terms of the questions to be answered. • Clearly state the key objectives – these can be presented in a bullet point format. 7. Research design recommended for the new research project (You must provide justification throughout this section): (Guideline: 2,000-3,400 words) i) Type/s of research to be undertaken (with justification) e.g., qualitative, quantitative, descriptive, exploratory, causal, etc. Page 6 of 9 ii) Type of information required from the participants to address the research problem. If you propose qualitative research, produce a topic guide. If you propose a survey or other quantitative data collection instrument, specify the questions asked and the type of data that will be collected (these can be in an appendix and are not included in the word count). If you choose causal research then specify the experimental design. You can specify more than one type of approach (e.g. qualitative followed by quantitative research). This will also be influenced by the nature of research you recommend to undertake; iii) Methods of data collection recommended (data collection methods – must be consistent with the type of research). Why would you use the specific technique? Why would that technique be appropriate? What is the design of the study? iv) Sampling technique e.g., clearly define the target population and its key characteristics, identify the sampling frame and justify the chosen sampling technique (you may need to make assumptions). Only one sampling technique is required for each method and choosing more than one will lead to you failing the assignment. v) Plan of data analysis e.g., specify data analysis techniques that you would use to answer the question, including any specific statistical tests you would use with quantitative data. vi) Costing: There is no need to cost the study. While William Stenberg Retail Stores does not want to spend money unnecessarily, they are willing to spend whatever it takes to do the research thoroughly. That is, they want to be certain that the research can answer the above questions in a clear, relevant and defensible way. 8. Limitations and caveats (Guideline: 100-150 words) • Are there any perceived limitations e.g., organisation constraints, research design limitations, problems with generalisation or ethical issues. 9. Conclusions and recommendations (with a focus on of target consumers). (Guideline: 500- words) • Recommendations should be feasible, practical and actionable; • Recommendations should address the research objectives. • Reference list [not included in the official word count] • Only References cited in the proposal should be included. Appendices [not included in the official word count] • Appendices should include supporting evidence only. Tables, graphs and questionnaires you may develop or use. Page 7 of 9 • If you use appendices please ensure they are numbered and referred to within the proposal. Submission Place Assignment Dropbox only (no paper copy). Please make sure to submit the proposal in the right ‘Submission Box’. Late submission Extensions can only be approved by the Unit Chair (Ho Yin Wong). Extensions can be granted for documented serious illness (not just on the day the assignment is due!) or for compassionate reasons under extenuating circumstances. The unit chair can ask to see how much work has been completed before granting an extension. Work or holiday reasons are NOT grounds for an extension – you are expected to manage these issues as part of your studies. You are strongly encouraged to start early and to continually backup your assignment as you progress. Computer crashes or corrupted files will NOT be accepted as valid reasons for an extension of any length. For further information about Special Consideration, visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/assessments/special-consideration Penalties for late submission Assignments or other assessment tasks conducted during the trimester submitted late without an extension being granted will not be marked. These will be held until final grading and may be taken into consideration in a pass/fail situation. Turnitin Students are strongly recommended to check originality through Turnitin, prior to submitting the final assessment. For more information about Turnitin and how to check for originality, refer to the Deakin website information at: http://www.deakin.edu.au/learning/cloud-learning/clouddeakin/guides/assessment/turnitinplagiarism-and-grademark Referencing You must correctly use the Harvard style of referencing in this assessment. Academic Integrity, Plagiarism and Collusion Plagiarism and collusion constitute extremely serious breaches of academic integrity. They are forms of cheating, and severe penalties are associated with them, including cancellation of marks for a specific assignment, for a specific unit or even exclusion from the course. If you are ever in doubt about how to properly use and cite a source of information, consult your lecturer or the Study Support website http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/study-support/referencing Page 8 of 9 • Plagiarism occurs when a student passes off as the student’s own work, or copies without acknowledgement as to its authorship, the work of any other person or resubmits their own work from a previous assessment task. • Collusion occurs when a student obtains the agreement of another person for a fraudulent purpose, with the intent of obtaining an advantage in submitting an assignment or other work. Work submitted may be reproduced and/or communicated by the university for the purpose of assuring academic integrity of submissions (http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/studysupport/referencing/academic-integrity Can I recycle my own work? Deakin students are not permitted to recycle their assessment work, or parts of assessment work, without the approval of the unit chair of their current unit. This includes work submitted for assessment at another academic institution. If students wish to reuse or extend parts of previously submitted work, then they should discuss this with the unit chair prior to the submission date. Depending on the nature of the task, the unit chair may permit or decline the request. Assignment submission You must keep a backup copy of every assignment you submit, until the marked assignment has been returned to you. In the unlikely event that one of your assignments is misplaced, you will need to submit your backup copy. Any work you submit may be checked by electronic or other means for the purposes of detecting collusion and/or plagiarism. When you are required to submit an assignment through your Cloud Unit Site, you will receive an email to your Deakin email address confirming that it has been submitted. You should check that you can see your assignment in the Submissions view of the Assignment dropbox folder after upload, and check for, and keep, the email receipt for the submission Building evidence of your experiences, skills and knowledge (Portfolio) Building a portfolio that evidences your skills, knowledge and experience will provide you with a valuable tool to help you prepare for interviews and to showcase to potential employers. There are a number of tools that you can use to build a portfolio. You are provided with cloud space through OneDrive, or through the Portfolio tool in the Cloud Unit Site, but you can use any storage repository system that you like. Remember that a Portfolio is YOUR tool. You should be able to store your assessment work, reflections, achievements and artefacts in YOUR Portfolio. Once you have completed this assessment piece, add it to your personal Portfolio to use and showcase your learning later, when applying for jobs, or further studies. Curate your work by adding meaningful tags to your artefacts that describe what the artefact represents Page 9 of 9

Assessment Rubric for Research Proposal — MMK265 (Marketing Research) T1 2016 Criterion Unacceptable Developing Accomplished Exemplary Weight Title (1), Executive Summary (2) and Table of Contents (3) (weight: 5 marks) Title or executive summary were omitted or inappropriate given the problem, research questions, and method. (0-1.4) Title or executive summary lacks relevance or fails to offer appropriate details about the variables, context, or methods of the proposed study. (1.5-2.4) Title and executive summary are relevant, offering details about the proposed research study. (2.5-3.4) Title and executive summary are informative, succinct, and offer sufficiently specific details about the variables, context, and proposed methods of the study. (3.5-5) 5% Introduction (4) Background to the research & purpose of the Study (5) (weight: 5 marks) Introduction and background were omitted or inappropriate. (0-1.4) Introduction and background lack relevance or fails to offer appropriate details. (1.5-2.4) Introduction and background are relevant, offering details about the proposed research study. (2.5-3.4) Introduction and background are informative, and offer sufficiently specific details about the proposed study. (3.5-5) 5% Problem, significance and objectives of the research (6 & 7) (weight: 5 marks) Statement of the problem, significance, purpose, questions/hypotheses, or definitions of constructs and variables were omitted or inappropriate. Although a research issue is identified, the statement is too broad or the description fails to establish the importance of the Identifies a relevant research issue. Connections established with the literature. Articulates a specific, significant problem by connecting that problem to the literature. Statements of purpose flows logically from the introduction. The 5% 1 (0-1.4) problem area. Connections to the literature are unclear, debatable, or insignificant. (1.5-2.4) (2.5-3.4) research problem and the statement of significance clearly establishes relevance to the case at hand (3.5-5) Research design recommended for the project (8): Type of research chosen and information required (weight: 20 marks) The research design is inappropriate or has not been identified and or described using standard terminology. (0-5.9) The research design is confusing or incomplete given the research questions. (6-9.9) The research design has been identified and described in sufficiently detailed terms. (10-13.9) Attention has been given to eliminating alternative explanations and controlling extraneous variables. (14-20) 20% Method of data collection recommended (weight: 20 marks) Instruments and observation protocols for gathering data were not identified by name or described in a meaningful way. Validity and reliability information was omitted. (0-5.9) Description of the instruments (purpose, form, and elements) or observation protocols were confusing, incomplete, or lacked relevance to the research questions and variables. (6-9.9) Instruments and observation protocols were identified by name and described. (10-13.9) Descriptions of instruments and observation protocols included purpose statements, type and number of items, and type of scores. Reasonable evidence of validity and reliability was presented. (14-20) 20% Sampling technique (weight: 20 marks) The context, population, sampling frame, or sample was not identified or The description of the context, population, sampling frame, or The context, population, and sampling strategy was The description of the context and population was meaningful, including 20% 2 described. The sampling strategy was inappropriate for the research equations. (0-5.9) sampling strategy was confusing, lacked relevance to the purpose, was incomplete, or failed to identify specific quantitative or qualitative details. (6-9.9) adequately identified and described. The size of the population sampling frame and sample comparison groups was identified. (10-13.9) both quantitative and qualitative description. The sampling process was reasonable to recruit a representative sample of the population. The sampling frame was specified. Attention was given to controlling for extraneous factors and sample error. (14-20) Plan of data analysis (weight: 10 marks Analytical methods were missing or inappropriately aligned with data and research design (0-2.9) Exploratory, descriptive or inferential methods were confusing, incomplete or lacked relevance to the research questions, data, or research design. (3-4.9) Exploratory, descriptive or inferential methods were identified. Level of significance was stated. (5-6.9) Analytical methods were appropriate given the research questions, research design, and scale of measurement, and type of distribution. (7-10) 10% Limitations and caveats (9) (weight: 5 marks) Limitations were omitted or inappropriate given the context, purpose, or methods of the study. (0-1.4) Important limitations and assumptions have not been identified. Some limitations and assumptions have been identified. Appropriate and important limitations and assumptions have been clearly stated. (3.5-5) 5% 3 (1.5-2.4) (2.5-3.4) Conclusions and recommendations (10 (weight: 5 marks) Conclusions and recommendations were omitted or inappropriate (0-1.4) Conclusions and recommendations lack relevance or fails to offer appropriate details. (1.5-2.4) Conclusions and recommendations are relevant, offering details about the proposed research study (2.5-3.4) Conclusions and recommendations are informative, and offer sufficiently specific details about the proposed study. (3.5-5) 5% Report: Harvard referencing style English composition (Weight: 5 marks) Failure to apply standard rules for report presentation, English composition. (0-1.4) Weak, incomplete, ambiguous, or inconsistent application of Harvard referring style, report organisation, rules of English composition. Delivery was negligent. (1.5-2.4) Report conformed to most standards of English composition and Harvard referencing style guidelines. Delivery was acceptable. (2.5-3.4) Consistently applied assignment, English composition, and Harvard referencing style especially in regards to citations, references, headings, table of contents, page numbers, and running headers. (3.5-5) 5% Overall N (0 or more) N (30 or more) P/C (50 or more) D/HD (70 or more) NB: This assignment, like many others, has been designed to assess the level of knowledge students have gained in the specific subject matter and how such a knowledge enables them making marketing research decisions. The assessment is designed to rigorously test the application of theoretical concepts to a designated marketing research problem. (ULO1) Students are required to make an analysis of the marketing problem, identify and recommend the most suitable methodology for carrying out the research and for analysing the data that will be collected (ULO2, ULO3). 4

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Lower limb anatomy, physiology and biomechanics

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cover:-
Anatomy and physiology of the foot and lower limb.
the gait cycle.
motion of the rearfoot around the subtalar joint.
The normal lower limb.
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ITC544 – Computer Organisation and Architecture

Charles Sturt University Subject Outline
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ITC544 – Computer Organisation and Architecture
Session 1 2016
Faculty of Business
School of Computing and Mathematics
Internal Mode
Subject Overview
This subject provides an understanding of the function and design of the various computer system
components necessary to process information digitally. It develops knowledge of computer hardware,
and computer organisation and architecture, and their relationship to software performance. It
develops skills in computing and analysing digital systems. Different trends in computing systems are
introduced as well.
Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, you should
be able to demonstrate and appropriately use computer organisation and architecture
terminologies;
be able to apply an understanding of data representations and calculations to practical
situations;
be able to apply Boolean algebra and digital logic to design and interpret complex digital
circuits;
be able to investigate the internal operation of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and
describe how it is used to execute instructions;
be able to investigate and describe in detail the essential elements of computer organisation
including internal bus, memory, Input/Output ( I/O) organisations and interfacing standards
and discuss how these elements function;
be able to discuss various programming tools available and their relationship to the
architecture;
be able to investigate, evaluate and communicate general trends in computing technologies
including examples of leading edge developments.
Lecturer Details
Subject Coordinator Rajasekaran Lakshmiganthan
Email rlakshmiganthan@studygroup.com
Phone To be advised.
Contact phone number 0399357961
Campus To be advised.
Building/Room number To be advised.
About your lecturer
Dr Malka Halgamuge, PhD
I am working as a Research Fellow / Scientist in the Department of Electrical and Electronic
Engineering of University of Melbourne. I have obtained my PhD from the same department. I am
working as an Adjunct Lecturer at Charles Sturt University, Australia. I also works as Electro
Magnetic Radiation (EMR) Consultant since January 2014 (radiation hazards (RADHAZ) safety
measurement and assessment). I have published more than 55 articles attracting over 400
Citations. I am listed among the Most Cited Scientists by ISI’s Essential Science Indicators (Since May
2014). I currently co-supervises a group of 4 PhD students and I have co-supervised 1 PhD student to
completion (2013) at the University of Melbourne. I have awarded the (i) Australia-China Young
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Scientist Fellowship supported by the Commonwealth of Australia (2014), (ii) Dyason Fellowship to
undertake research at Department of Epidemiology, University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles,
USA (2013), (iii) Early Career Researcher (ECR) Award from 60th Anniversary of the Alexander von
Humboldt Foundation (2014). Two of the papers I have co-authored with her PhD students received
the “Best Paper Award” (2012) and “Best Student Paper Award” (2011). I was awarded the
Vice-Chancellor’s Engagement Award (2010) and Vice-Chancellor’s Knowledge Transfer Award
(2008) for my research at the University of Melbourne. I was awarded the Solander Fellowship for
research collaboration with the Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiation Physics, Lund University,
in 2007 and 2008. I was among the short listed applicants for both 2009 and 2010 “LOreal Australia
for Women in Science Fellowship”, out of over 200 female scientists applied in Australia.
Learning, Teaching and Support Strategies
Class times and location
Lecture 1: Tuesdays 9.00am-12.00pm, Room 4.11 and 4.12
Lecture 2: Tuesdays 1.00pm-4.00pm, Room 4.11 and 4.12
Lecture 3: Wednesdays 9.00am-12.00pm, Room 4.11 and 4.12
Lecture 4: Wednesdays 1.00pm-4.00pm, Room 4.11 and 4.12
How to contact your lecturer
Any questions concerning the teaching of this subject can be made by contacting your Subject
Lecturer.
Lecturer Name : Malka Halgamuge
Lecturer Email : MHalgamuge@studygroup.com (mailto:MHalgamuge@studygroup.com)
Email is the best option. Please send a brief message regarding the issue and include the subject
name and code in your email ?it really helps to know which class you belong to, before I respond to
your query. If you prefer to phone me that is fine, but please leave a message if I am not there at the
time ? I will give you a call back as soon as I can.
How you are expected to engage with the subject
All of your subject materials are available in the Interact site: Resources for the students, Textbook
and learning materials and etc. I suggest that for each topic you read, from the online learning
materials, the learning objectives carefully, read the overview, have a quick skim of the text. Once you
have got a feel for what the topic is about try and make a good set of notes under each of the topic
review questions both from the tutorials and online learning materials. These questions have been
designed to give you focus in the topic, so it really helps to prepare a useful set of answers to
them. Once you feel ready you can test yourself by taking the online quiz in the topic – there are no
marks recorded and you can do each quiz as many times as you like.
In this subject there are also lots of opportunities for you to engage with me, with your peers and with
the subject. I will be having face to face session where we can discuss content issues and assessment
items, details of times and dates will be posted on the Interact site. As part of your assessment in this
subject you are required to work ask questions and answer questions asked by peer students. You also
need to post blogs in the Interact Site. You are also expected to contribute to the discussion that is lead
by other students or the lecturer.
It is helpful to have a small task to complete early in the session, so that you have a focus in the
subject from the very first day, and so I have configured “ITC544″ subject and added few example
questions in the peerwise website. Using this website, all students can interact with one another, post
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questions, answer posted questions etc. You need to post minimum one question and answer one
question posted by other students, as part of your assessment. If you don’t attempt this, I may contact
you by phone or email to have a chat about study and if there are any issue that I can help with.
To support your engagement with the subject, regular online meetings with the Subject Coordinator
have been scheduled during the teaching weeks of session. Further information about dates and times
will be made available at the start of session.
Overall, please try to follow the flowchart below. This is a guideline only, you may engage in better
ways appropriate for you.
Further, we encourage you to become familiar with the myriad of services available through the
Learning Skills Support services. Faculty of Business staff take an active interest in student
engagement through the use of triggers to identify students who may need additional support in the
first few weeks of study.
You should check the Interact Site on a regular basis for postings, announcements, lecture information
and other resources that will assist your studies or additional information and resources vital to your
success in the subject.
Studying at university does not mean studying alone. Take advantage of collective wisdom and post
your questions to the subject forum.
Use the subject schedule to plan your studies over the session.
Information on effective time management is available on the CSU Learning Support website via the
following link: student.csu.edu.au
Visit the Learning Support website for advice about assignment preparation, academic reading and
note taking, referencing, effective time management and preparing for exams at: student.csu.edu.au
You can also contact an adviser through Student Central on the following number:
1800 275 278 (or +61 2 6933 7507 (http://interact.csu.edu.au/sakai-msi-tool/content/templates/edit.html?setId=36125#)
from outside Australia).
Library Services
The CSU Library website provides access to online material and print, using Primo Search to find
online journal articles, eBooks, hardcopy books from CSU Library (see Library Manager for
Interlibrary Loan Requests), company & government reports, eJournals, dissertations, theses,
newspapers including Business & Financial newspapers in Factiva (See Business & IT Journal
Databases), and other reference resources (eg. Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian standards,
online encyclopaedias & dictionaries to be read on the computer). You will also find library guides,
Subject Reserve for any readings eg. ITC100, ACC100, etc., and online assistance to help you use the
Library’s resources such as Ask a Librarian – Live Chat and Ask a Librarian – Web Form.
You can find Library Services on both the SGA library online catalogue:
http://primo.unilinc.edu.au/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=SGA
The SGA library online catalogue allows students to Sign In, My Account shows student’s current
library record including all books on loan, Renew your borrowed books online before the due date,
also Search and Request all books in the SGA library, even if unavailable due to high demand from
students. Students can Request books when all books are on loan to other students. When the
requested book is returned to the SGA library, the student who requested the book receives an email
immediately to pick up the book from the SGA library. View your library record online 24/7 at the
above web link for SGA library.
And also CSU Library online:
http://student.csu.edu.au/library – CSU Library Services including Primo Search & Subject Reserve
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online with 24/7 access, online and video tutorials in research skills, finding journal articles for
assignments, topic analysis, download Endnote referencing program and many other online library
services to help you successfully complete your assignments for all CSU courses.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ – Powerful search engine from National Library of Australia to access many
different online resources on any subject from one search.
Contact Details for renewing loans, locating books and other information:
SGA Melbourne Library:
Marian Lees – Director, Library Services
Ph: (03) 9935 7921
Email: MLees@studygroup.com
Library Help
http://student.csu.edu.au/library/help-contacts Friendly and quick assistance is available. Ask for help
finding information and navigating the library’s extensive eResources.
Online Tutorials
http://student.csu.edu.au/library/study-research/training-tutorials-videos
Learn how to:
• use Primo Search to find eReserve material and journal articles
• search journal databases and web resources for information for your assessments
• identify appropriate sources of information and peer reviewed material, and evaluate resources.
Bookmark your Subject Library Resource Guide
Subject Library Guides are a great way to get started with research. Each online guide is tailored to a
specific area of study, including Accounting, Business & Information Technology outlining how to
research in your area and where to look for information.
http://libguides.csu.edu.au/
Academic Learning Support Assistance
Visit the learning support website for advice about assignment preparation, academic reading and
note-taking, referencing, and preparing for exams at: http://student.csu.edu.au/study
You may also contact:
Name: Monique Moloney
Email: MMoloney@studygroup.com
Phone: (03) 9935 7919
For appointments, please see Reception.
Queries regarding the content of this subject should be directed to your subject lecturer.
Your workload in this subject
CSU Academic Senate policy states that a standard 8 point subject should require you to spend a total
of 140-160 hours engaged in the learning and teaching activities.
This means an average of 10 to 12 hours each week. Obviously some weeks may require more time
than other depending on how you work ? but the flowchart in the previous section may be used as a
guide for your information.
Reviewing Lecture Slides: 2 hours
Supporting Readings: 3 hours
Online Quiz for Reinforcement of Learning: 1 hour
Preparation of Assessment Items: 2 hours
Attending Lecture: 3 hours
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Text and Learning Materials
Prescribed text(s)
Null, L., & Lobur, J. (2014). The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture (4th ed).
Massachusetts, USA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN: 1284045617 ISBN-13: 9781284045611
Other Resources for this subject:
Lecture notes are posted in the Resources of the subject Interact site.
Tutorials are posted in the Resources of the subject Interact site.
Online Quizzes will be available in the Test Centre of the subject Interact site.
Required software and their links are available in the subject Interact site.
Students are advised to take part in the discussions of Forum in Interact.
Additional materials will be provided by the coordinator.
Dictionaries: There are a number of dictionaries on computing in the library as well as at the URLs
below, which may help you understand some of the jargon used in information technology.
http://www.wikipedia.org
http://www.webopedia.com
http://whatis.com
http://netdictionary.com
http://dir.yahoo.com/reference/dictionaries/subject
Newspapers, journals and magazines: There are many publications available which will provide
articles of interest to you. It is suggested that each week you read at least one such article. There are
computer/IT supplements in the prominent daily newspapers. There is a multitude of computing
magazines for sale in the local news agency and many organizations subscribe to relevant journals.
Schedule
Session
Week
Week
Commencing Topics Learning activities
1 29/02/2016
Topic 1. Introduction
1.1 Overview
1.2 Computer Components
1.3 An Example System
1.4 Standards Organizations
1.5 Historical Development
1.6 The Computer Level Hierarchy
1.8 The Von Neumann Model
Assessment Item 2 – Part I due on
06/03/2016 11:59 pm AEST
2 07/03/2016
Topic 2. Data Representation
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Positional Numbering Systems
2.3 Converting Between Bases
2.4 Signed Integer Representation
Assessment Item 1 (Plagiarism
Quiz) opens
3 14/03/2016
Topic 2. Data Representation (Continue)
Recall
2.5 Floating Point Representation
2.6 Character Codes
Assessment Item 2 – Part II due
on 20/03/2016 11:59 pm AEST
4 21/03/2016
Topic 3. Digital Logic
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Boolean Algebra
3.3 Logic Gates
3.4 Digital Components
5 28/03/2016
Topic 3. Digital Logic (Continue)
3.5 Combinational Circuits
3.6 Sequential Circuits
3.7 Designing Circuits
Assessment Item 2 – Part III due
on 03/04/2016 11:59 pm AEST
Assessment Item 3 (Assignment 1)
– due on 03/04/2016 11:59 pm
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AEST
6 04/04/2016
Topic 4. A simple Computer
4.1 Introduction
4.2 CPU Basics and Organisation
4.3 The Bus
4.4 Clocks
4.5 The Input/Output Subsystem
4.6 Memory Organisation &
Addressing
4.7 Interrupts
4.8 MARIE
Plagiarism Quiz due on
10/04/2016 11:59 pm AEST
11/04/2016 Mid Session Break
18/04/2016 Mid Session Break
7 25/04/2016
Topic 9. Trends in Computing
Technology
Guest Lecturer’s speech on trends in
Computing technology
Assessment Item 2 – Part IV due
on 01/05/2016 11:59 pm AEST
8 02/05/2016
Topic 4. A simple Computer (Continue)
4.9 Instruction Processing
4.10 A simple programming
4.11 A discussion on Assemblers
4.12 Extending our Instruction Set
4.13 A discussion on Decoding
9 09/05/2016
Topic 5. A Closer Look at Instruction Set
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Instruction Formats
5.3 Instruction Types
5.4 Addressing
Assessment Item 4 (Assignment 2)
– due on 14/05/2016 11:59 pm
AEST
10 16/05/2016
Topic 6. Memory
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Types of Memory
6.3 The memory hierarchy
6.4 Cache memory
6.5 Virtual Memory
11 23/05/2016
Topic 7. Input/Output and Storage Systems
7.1 introduction
7.2 I/O and Performance
7.3 Amdahl’s Law
7.4 I/O Architecture
7.5 Data Transmission Modes
7.6 Magnetic Disk Technology
7.7 Optical Disks
7.8 Magnetic Tape
12 30/05/2016
Topic 8. System Software
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Operating Systems
8.3 Protected Environments
8.4 Programming Tools
8.5 Java
Online Quiz due on 03/06/2016
11:59 pm AEST
6/06/2016 Exam Week 1
13/06/2016 Exam Week 2
Assessment Information
Introduction to assessment
To protect the academic integrity of the subject, you may be asked to complete an additional test
(which may be verbal) if I or another member of the teaching staff have doubts that the work that you
have submitted for an assessment item is your own. This test would be held within 4 weeks of the
submission of the assessment.
Detailed information regarding:
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Sample exam (for subjects with a formal exam)
Pass requirements
Grades
Presentation
Submissions
Extensions
Penalties for late submission
Assignment return
Resubmission
Plagiarism
are included in Appendix 1.
Assessment Items
Item
number
Title Type Value Due date* Return
date**
1 Assessment Item 1
(Plagiarism Quiz)
Assignment Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory 10-Apr-2016 –
2 Assessment Item 2 (peerWise
& Blog)
Assignment 10% Variable Variable
3 Assessment Item 3
(Assignment 1)
Assignment 15% 03-Apr-2016 26-Apr-2016
4 Assessment Item 4
(Assignment 2)
Assignment 15% 14-May-2016 07-Jun-2016
5 Assessment Item 5 (Online
Quiz)
Assignment 10% 05-Jun-2016 –
6 Final Exam Exam 50% To be
Advised.

* due date is the last date for assessment items to be received at the University
** applies only to assessment items submitted by the due date
Assessment item 1
Assessment Item 1 (Plagiarism Quiz)
Value: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Due date: 10-Apr-2016
Return date: –
Submission method options
Interact2 Test
Task
Undertake and complete the online quiz covering questions related to plagiarism and referencing.
Students may attempt the Plagiarism Quiz multiple times in order to achieve the passing score of 18
from 20. The quiz will remain open until the last teaching week of the session. We strongly encourage
all students to complete and pass this quiz prior to submitting other assessments.
Rationale
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To ensure students are aware of plagiarism and referencing standards.
Marking criteria
Students must obtain a mark of at least 18 from 20 in order to pass this quiz. Failure in this quiz will
automatically lead to a fail grade for the subject irrespective of the marks obtained in all other
assessments.
Requirements
Review Education Plagiarism Policy
Assessment item 2
Assessment Item 2 (peerWise & Blog)
Value: 10%
Due date: Variable
Return date: –
Submission method options
Alternative submission method
Task
This Assessment item has four parts. For the first three parts, you need to use peerWise
(https://peerwise.cs.auckland.ac.nz/), and for the fourth part, you need to used Interact2 Blog tool. For
part i to iii, please follow the steps for creating a peerwise account as below:
Open the peerWise website https://peerwise.cs.auckland.ac.nz
Select “Charles Sturt University (Australia)” and click on “Go>>”
To join peerWise, please register. During the process of registration,
• please use your CSU username as peerWise username and click on “Select name”
• set a password you can remember
• write the course ID which will be provided by your lecturer and click on”Join course”
• Write your CSU Student ID and click on “Submit identifier”
Please note the deadlines of the four parts of this assessment item:
Assessment Item 2 – Part I: (2 marks)
Submission due: 06/03/2016, 11:59 pm AEST
Using peerWise, please engage yourself in the peer learning and teaching activities with your fellow
classmates by posting at least one question on Topic 1. Your questions may be related to different
terminologies related to the history of computing, or measuring units used in computing technologies,
or historical evolution of computers, or any other related subjects covered in Topic 1. You also need to
answer at least one question or post comments on a question/answer posted by the other students. You
can also rate other questions and answers posted by your classmates or the lecturer. This assessment
part will be used to identify students at risk.
Assessment Item 2 – Part II: (2 marks)
Submission due: 20/03/2016, 11:59 pm AEST
Using peerWise, please engage yourself in the peer learning and teaching activities with your fellow
classmates by posting at least one question on Topic 2. Your questions may be related to different
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terminologies related to numercial systems of computing technologies, or different represeation
techniques used in computing systems, or calculation methods of different data representation
methods, or any other related subjects to Topic 2.You also need to answer at least one question from
the questions posted by the other students. You may also rate other questions and answers posted by
your classmates or the lecturer. This assessment part will be used to identify students at risk.
Assessment Item 2 – Part III: (2 marks)
Submission due: 03/04/2016, 11:59 pm AEST
Using peerWise, please engage yourself in the peer learning and teaching activities with your fellow
classmates by posting at least one question on Topic 3. Your questions may be related to different
terminologies related to digital logic and Boolean algebra, or design and interpreting complex digital
circuits, or Boolean algebric problems, or any other related subjects to Topic 3. You also need to
answer at least one question from the questions posted by the other students or put few comments on
questions and answers posted by other students. You may also rate other questions and answers posted
by your classmates or the lecturer.
Assessment Item 2 – Part IV: (4 marks)
Submission due: 01/05/2016 , 11:59 pm AEST
Using the Interact Blog tool, please engage yourself in the peer learning and teaching activities with
your fellow classmates by posting a topic in the trends in computing technology or writing ctritiques
on the guest lecturer’s speech or blog posted by other students. Your Blog topic should be clearly
identify your investigation and evaluation of the related trends of computing technology. You should
also demonstrate your ability to communicate with others, in the discussion of future trends in
computing technology, by commenting on other blogs posted on this topic submitted by other
students. Your blog entry should be at least 200 words and each comment should be atleast 50 words.
Rationale
This assessment task covers Topic 1, 2, 3 and 9. The assessment task is designed to ensure that you are
engaging with the subject content on a regular basis. More specifically it seeks to assess your ability
to:
be able to demonstrate and appropriately use computer organisation and architecture
terminologies;
be able to apply an understanding of data representations and calculations to practical
situations;
be able to apply Boolean algebra and digital logic to design and interpret complex digital
circuits;
be able to investigate, evaluate and communicate general trends in computing technologies
including examples of leading edge developments.
Marking criteria
Markings of this assessment task will be based on the following rubric:
CATEGORY FL (<50%) PS (50%-64%) CR (65%-74%) D (75%-84%) HD (85%-100%)
Contributions Fails to
contribute any
Rarely provides
useful ideas
Sometimes
provides useful
Usually
provides
Routinely provides useful
ideas when participating in
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ideas when
participating in
peerWise and in
Blog.
when
participating in
the group and in
online classroom
discussion.
ideas when
participating in
the group and in
online
discussion. A
satisfactory
group member
who does what is
required.
useful ideas
when
participating
in the group
and in online
discussion. A
strong group
member who
tries hard!
the group and in online
discussion. A definite leader
who contributes a lot of effort.
Quality of
Work
The
questions/answers
Blog shared with
others, do not
related to the
subject.
Provides work
that usually
needs to be
checked/redone
by others to
ensure quality.
Provides work
that occasionally
needs to be
checked/redone
by other group
members to
ensure quality.
Provides high
quality work.
Provides work of the highest
quality.
Working with
Others
Never attempts to
work with other
either in
peerWise or in
Blog.
Rarely listens to,
shares with, and
supports the
efforts of others.
Often is not a
good team
player.
Often listens to,
shares with, and
supports the
efforts of others,
but sometimes is
not a good team
member.
Usually listens
to, shares,
with, and
supports the
efforts of
others. Does
not cause
\”waves\” in
the group.
Almost always listens to,
shares with, and supports the
efforts of others. Tries to keep
people working well together.
Monitors
Group
Effectiveness
Never comments
on others blog or
answers any
questions.
Rarely monitors
the effectiveness
of the group and
does not work to
make it more
effective.
Occasionally
monitors the
effectiveness of
the group and
works to make
the group more
effective.
Routinely
monitors the
effectiveness
of the group
and works to
make the
group more
effective.
Routinely monitors the
effectiveness of the peerWise
and Blog, and makes
suggestions to make it more
effective.
Assessment item 3
Assessment Item 3 (Assignment 1)
Value: 15%
Due date: 03-Apr-2016
Return date: 26-Apr-2016
Submission method options
Alternative submission method
Task
Total marks: 15
Answer the following Questions
Question 1
a) Determine the value of base x if (211) = (152) [2 marks]
x 8
b) A computer stores all integers in 8 bits. The computer also uses 2’s complement method for
representing negative numbers and IEEE 754 single precision representation for storing floating point
values. Please show how the following values(in decimal) would be stored in the computer: [2+2=4
marks]
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i) -35
ii) -22.625
Question 2.
a) Express the switching circuit shown in the figure below in binary logic notation: [2 marks]

b) Write Boolean expressions and construct the truth table describing the outputs of the circuit
depicted by the following logic diagram: [2+2=4 marks]

c) Using basic Boolean algebra identities for Boolean variables A, B and C, prove that ABC+ ABC’ +
AB’C + A’BC = AB + AC + BC. Please show all steps and mention the identities used. [3]
Rationale
This assessment task covers topic 2 and 3, and has been designed to ensure that you are engaging with
the subject content on a regular basis. More specifically it seeks to assess your ability to:
be able to apply an understanding of data representations and calculations to practical
situations;
be able to apply Boolean algebra and digital logic to design and interpret complex digital
circuits;
Marking criteria
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Questions Fail (<50%) Pass (50% – 64%) Credit (65% – 74%) Distinction (75% – 84%)
Question 1
(a,b)
Neither the answers are
correct nor the steps.
The answer is not correct,
but the steps are correct.
The answer is correct or there were only a few slip of
pen, or a step or two were missing.
Question 2
(a,b)
The Boolean equation and
the truthtables are
incorrect and they do not
conform to the question.
Boolean expression is not
correct, however the steps
are correct. Few errors in the
truth table
The Boolean expression is correct but not minimised.
Steps are correct. Minor mistakes in the Boolean
algebra.
Question 2(c) Neither the answers nor
the steps are correct
Answer is not correct, but the
steps are correct.
Answers are all correct but there are only few
mistakes in the steps.
Assessment item 4
Assessment Item 4 (Assignment 2)
Value: 15%
Due date: 14-May-2016
Return date: 07-Jun-2016
Submission method options
Alternative submission method
Task
Total Marks: 15
Answer the following Questions:
[This task requires you to use the MARIE simulator for Question 1. Prior to starting this task, you
must ensure that the simulator is running correctly by completing the tutorial provided with the
simulator, located under Resources within the Interact site.]
1. Write a MARIE program using a loop that multiplies two non-negative numbers by using repeated
addition. For example, to multiply 3 x 6, the program would add 3 six times (e.g. 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 +
3) or add 6 three times (e.g. 6+6+6). You should write and run the program using MARIE simulator.
Also write the code with Address, Instruction, and Comments . [5 marks]
2. You are designing an instruction set for your computer. All the instructions are of same size (11 bits
long). The size of an address field is 4 bits. You have already designed five 2-address instructions and
40 1-address instructions. How many 0-address instructions can still you can fit? Justify your answer.
[5 marks]
3. Write code to implement the expression: A= (B + C) * (D – E) on 3-, 2-, 1- and 0-address machines.
In accordance with programming language practice, computing the expression should not change the
values of its operands. [5 marks]
Rationale
This assessment task covers topics on CPU operation and Instruction Set Architecture, and has been
designed to ensure that you are engaging with the subject content on a regular basis. More specifically
it seeks to assess your ability to:
be able to demonstrate and appropriately use computer organisation and architecture
terminologies;
be able to investigate the internal operation of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and
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describe how it is used to execute instructions;
be able to investigate and describe in detail the essential elements of computer organisation
including internal bus, memory, Input/Output ( I/O) organisations and interfacing standards
and discuss how these elements function;
Marking criteria
Q/N Fail (<50%) Pass (50% – 64%) Credit (65% – 74%) Distinction (75% –
84%)
1
Code does not meet
specification.
Code meets specification
but has errors in
operation.
Code meets specification,
however does not produce
correct results for special
inputs. Little documentation
and comments.
Code meets
specification and is
well documented
with comments.
Code meets specification, is well
documented with comments, and
produces correct results for any inpout.
Deals with wrong inputs and exhibits
proper messages in case of inappropriate
inputs.
2
Incorrect answer
with no
demonstration of
understanding the
topic.
Student demonstrate the
understanding, however
the calculations are
incorrect.
Answers are correct, omission of few
calculations.
Answers are correct and clearly show
the calculations
3
Incorrect answers
with no
demonstration of
understanding the
topic.
Answers show basic
understanding of the
concept, however contain
few errors
Answers are correct, omission of few details. Answers are correct, meet all required
instructions.
Assessment item 5
Assessment Item 5 (Online Quiz)
Value: 10%
Due date: 05-Jun-2016
Return date: –
Submission method options
Interact2 Test
Task
Online Quiz on Topic 6, 7, & 8.
Please attempt the Quiz using Interact Test Centre
Rationale
This assessment task covers from topic 6 to topic 8, and has been designed to ensure that you are
engaging with the subject content on a regular basis. More specifically it seeks to assess your ability
to:
be able to define and appropriately use computer systems terminologies;
be able to investigate the internal operation of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and
describe how it is used to execute instructions;
be able to investigate and describe in detail the essential elements of computer organisation
including internal bus, memory, Input/Output ( I/O) organisations and interfacing standards
and discuss how these elements function;
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be able to discuss various programming tools available and their relationship to the
architecture;
Marking criteria
The quiz involves multiple choice or true/false type questions, although quizzes may include other
contents. Marks will be given based on the correctness of the answers. The Test Centre will
automatically mark the online quizzes instantly after submitting the quizzes. Student will get marks
according to the following requirements:
HD – At least 85% answers were correct
D – At least 75% answers were correct
CR – At least 65% answers were correct
PS – At least 50% answers were correct
Presentation
There will be 20 questions. Students will receive 20 minutes to answer them.
Assessment item 6
Final Exam
Value: 50%
Date: To be advised
Duration: 2 hrs + 10 mins reading time
Submission method options
N/A – submission not required/applicable
Rationale
To assess students’ understanding of the fundamental concepts of the subject material; their ability to
integrate and apply information from various topics; and to apply their understanding and knowledge
to problems.
Requirements
This is a closed book exam.
NO calculators are allowed in this exam.
The final exam will cover all the subject’s topics except topic 9 (Trends in computing
technologies).
The Final examination consists of two parts, Part A: multiple choice questions (MCQs), and
Part B: short answer questions.
Part A consists of 25 MCQs. Students are required to answer all of them.
Part B consists of four(4) questions. Students are required to answer maximum three (3) of
them.
Each question of part B will be a combination of a number of short questions selected from
different topics. Please see the sample exam question.
Total marks: 100 marks, Time: 2 hours writing time, 10 minutes reading time. (writing is
permitted during the reading time.)
Marking criteria
These criteria will be used to evaluate the examination:
The correctness and completeness of answers;
Inclusion of appropriate figure(s)
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The use of appropriate techniques.
correctness in spelling and grammar.
Material provided by the University
1 x 12 page answer booklet
1 x General purpose answer sheet (GPAS)
Material required by the student
2B Pencil, Eraser, ruler
Writing implements
Appendix 1 Assessment Information
Sample exam
**NB** Solutions of Part B of this sample Exam paper is uploaded in the Student Resource
Section
Sample Question of Final Examination
ITC161 Computer Systems
Total Marks: 100, Time: 2 hours writing, 10 minutes reading
PART A
There will be 25 multiple choice questions. Please choose the best answer. Each question
weighs 1 mark. (A sample of 5 questions are given below)
1. Identify True/False: The largest value that a 60-bit unsigned binary integer can represent is (2
– 1 ) . 6 0 ( T r u e )
2. If a computer uses signed-2’s complement representation and 8 bit registers, what range of
integers can this computer represent?
a. -128 to 127 b. -127 to 127
c. -127 to 128 d. -128 to 128
3. “5 4 3 + × 2 × 6 –” is the reverse polish (postfix) notation of which of the following
expressions:
a. 5 × 4 + 3 × 2 – 6
b. 5 × (4 + 3) × 2 – 6
c. 5 × (4 + 3) × (2 – 6)
d. 5 × 4 + 3 × (2 – 6)
4. What is the overall speedup of a system that spends 65% of its time on I/O with a disk
upgrade that provides for 50% greater throughput?
a) 22.5%
b) 28%
c) 45%
d) 32.5%
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5. What is the output of the following combinational circuit?
a. yz+xz
b. xz+ y’z
c. x y’z
d. none of the above
PART B
There are FOUR (4) Questions. Answer any THREE (3)
Question 1
a) In the von Neumann model, explain the purpose of the processing unit and the program
counter. [4]
b) Show how the following floating point value 26.625 would be stored using IEEE-754 single
precision. [6]
c) What are the maximum and minimum values that can be represented using 6 bits and
i. 2’s complement representation and
ii. signed magnitude representations. [4]
d) Given the function: F(x,y,z)= xy’z + x’y’z + xyz, simplify the expression using Boolean
algebra and identities and draw the logic diagram for the simplified expression. [7]
e) Use any method to prove the following either True for False. [4]
yz + xyz’ + x’ y’ z = xy + x’ z
Question 2
a) How many bits are required to address a 4M × 16 main memory if the memory is
i. byte-addressable?
ii. word-addressable? [4]
b) A digital computer has a memory unit with 32 bits per word. The instruction set consists of
110 different operations. All instructions have an operation code part (opcode) and two address
fields: one for a memory address and one for a register address. This particular system includes
eight general-purpose, user-addressable registers. Registers may be loaded directly from
memory, and memory may be updated directly from the registers. Direct memory-to-memory
data movement operations are not supported. Each instruction is stored in one word of memory.
[10]
i. How many bits are needed for the opcode?
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ii. How many bits are needed to specify the register?
iii. How many bits are left for the memory address part of the instruction?
iv. What is the maximum allowable size for memory?
v. What is the largest unsigned binary number that can be accommodated in one word of
memory?
c) What is the difference between – [4]
i. Multiprogramming and multiprocessing?
ii. Multiprogramming and multithreading?
d) Why should assembly language be avoided for general application development? Under what
circumstances is assembly language preferred or required? [3+4=7]
Question 3
a) Define the terms seek time, rotational delay, and transfer time. Explain their relationship.
[3+2=5]
b) Suppose a disk drive has the following characteristics: [3+4=7]
• 4 surfaces
• 1024 tracks per surface
• 128 sectors per track
• 512 bytes/sector
• Track-to-track seek time of 5 milliseconds
• Rotational speed of 5000 RPM.
i. What is the capacity of the drive?
ii. What is the access time?
c) Consider a byte-addressable computer with 16-bit addresses, a cache capable of storing a
total of 2K bytes of data, and blocks of 8 bytes. Show the format (include field names and sizes)
of a 16-bit memory address for: [3+3+4=10]
i. direct mapped
ii. fully associative
iii. Where (which block or set) in cache would the memory address 0xBAD0 be mapped for
each of two mapping techniques above? You can specify the answer in decimal if you wish.
d) Give an example of the function of the following components of a compiler: i) Lexical
analyser; ii) Syntax analyser; iii) Semantic analyser. [3]
Question 4
a) How do micro kernel operating systems differ from monolithic operating systems? Give an
advantage of each type over the other type. [4+3=7]
b) Of programmed I/O, interrupt-driven I/O, DMA, or channel I/O, which is not suitable for
processing the I/O of a: [8]
i. Mouse
ii. Game controller
iii. CD
iv. Thumb drive or memory stick
c) Suppose that the following instructions are found at the given location in memory:
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20 LDA 50
21 ADD 51
50 724
51 006
Show the contents of the IR (Opcode, Operand), PC, MAR, MDR, and ACC at the
conclusion of instruction 21. [5]
d) What is the difference between a decoder and a multiplexor? explain with example and their
block diagrams. [5]
— End of Exam —
Pass Requirements
A student must obtain at least 50% in both the examination and the total mark in order to pass this
subject.
Additionally you must obtain a mark of at least 18 out of 20 in order to pass the Plagiarism Quiz.
Failure in this quiz will automatically lead to a fail grade for the subject irrespective of the marks
obtained in all other assessments.
To be eligible for the grade AA or AE you must have submitted all assessment items in the subject,
including the final exam. If you choose not to complete an assessment item or do not sit the final exam
then you will not be granted an AA or an AE grade.
Grades
Final grades for this subject are awarded by the Business Faculty Assessment Committee in
accordance with the University’s Assessment Regulations. (See current Academic Regulations at
https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.currect.php?id-00301#s3
(https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.currect.php?id=00301#s3)). University’s Assessment Policy:
Coursework Subjects (https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00301).
Your final grade for the subject as a whole will be based on the grading scale outlined in the CSU
Assessment Policy: Coursework Subjects https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00301
(https:// policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00301).
HD High Distinction 85% – 100%
An outstanding level of achievement in relation to the assessment process.
DI Distinction 75% – 84%
A high level of achievement in relation to the assessment process.
CR Credit 65% – 74%
A better than satisfactory level of achievement in relation to the assessment process.
PS Pass 50% – 64%
A satisfactory level of achievement in relation to the assessment process.
FL Fail 0 – 49%
An unsatisfactory level of achievement.
The percentages specified above should be viewed only as guidelines for the award of final grades.
The Faculty has an obligation to ensure that grades are equitable across different cohorts of the same
subject offering and will undertake appropriate moderation processes to ensure that grades are
awarded consistently in accordance with the University’s Moderation Policy.
For further information please consult the CSU Assessment Policy: Coursework Subjects
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http://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00301
Presentation
The following points are a general guide for presenting assessment items.
Assessment items should be typed.
Use 1.5 spacing.
Use a wide left margin. Markers need space to be able to include their comments.
Use a standard 12pt font such as Times New Roman, Calibri or Arial.
Left- justify body text.
Include a separate title page with your name, student number, subject code, assessment
number and assessment question. Include class time and tutor’s name if applicable.
Number your pages (except the cover page).
Use a header or footer with your name and student number on each page.
Always keep a copy of your assessments. Both a hard copy and an electronic copy.
Most importantly, always use your spelling and grammar checker, but remember that this
does not pick up all errors. You must still manually and carefully edit your work.
Submission
Online Submission
Please note various online submission methods for this subject:
Assessment Item 1 and 5 will be done in Interact2 Quizzes.
Assessment Item 2 – Part I, II and III must be submitted via peerWise (
https://peerwise.cs.auckland.ac.nz/). Please see Assessment Item 2 description for details on how to
submit via peerWise.
Assessment Item 2 – Part IV must be submitted via Interact2 Blog tool.
Assessment Items 3 and 4 should be submitted through TurnItIn. TurnItIn password details for this
subject will be given by your lecturer.
TurnItIn does not accept Excel files and PDF files.
Assignments are due by midnight (AEST) of the date specified.
Extensions
In order to ensure that other students who hand their assignments in on time are not disadvantaged,
and to enable me to comply with the requirement to return assignments to the class within 15 working
days the following rules about extensions will be strictly enforced:
1. Extensions cannot be granted for on-line tests, as these have to be done within a specific time
frame, after which the answers are released to the class automatically.
2. Computer problems (such as the speed of your computer and the time it may take you to upload
assignments onto EASTS) and normal work-related pressures and family commitments do not
constitute sufficient reasons for the granting of extensions.
3 . If it becomes obvious that you are not going to be able to submit an assignment on time because
of an unavoidable problem, you must submit your request for an extension to the Subject Coordinator
in writing (email is acceptable) prior to the due date. Re quests for extensions will not be granted
on or after the due date so you must make sure that any extension is requested prior to the day on
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which the assignment is due. You are expected to do all you can to meet assignment deadlines. Work
and family- related pressures do not normally constitute sufficient reasons for the granting of
extensions or incomplete grades.
4. If you apply for an extension, you may be asked to email your lecturer on what you have done so
far on the assignment.
5. You must be able to provide documentary evidence (such as a certificate from a doctor or
counselor) justifying the need for an extension as soon as practicable – but please note that if the
circumstances giving rise to the request for an extension arise on a day when you cannot get
documentary evidence, you must still apply for the extension before the due date and submit the
documentary evidence afterwards.
6. Given the tight deadlines involved in returning assignments to students and putting feedback on
Interact, the maximum extension granted generally will be seven (7) days from the due date.
7. Assignments received more than 10 days after the due date or extension date will not be marked
unless the staff member decides otherwise. Items received late will be penalised at
10% of the mark available for the assessment item per day it is late (see below).
8. Note that for purposes of measuring lateness, the ‘day’ begins just after 00.00 hrs AE ST – so an
assignment received after midnight of the due date will be penalised 10% for lateness. This rule will
be applied to all students uniformly.
Penalties for Late Submission
The Faculty of Business has determined that the penalty for the late submission of an assessment task
(without obtaining the Subject Coordinator’s approval for an extension) will be:
10% deduction per day, including weekends, of the maximum marks allocated for the assessment
task, i.e. 1 day late 10% deduction, or 2 days late 20% deduction.
An example of the calculation would be:
Maximum marks allocated = 20
Penalty for one day late = 2 marks (so, a score of 18/20 becomes 16/20 and a score of 12/20 becomes
10/20).
If an assignment is due on a Friday but is not submitted until the following Tuesday, then the penalty
will be four days (40% deduction or 8 marks in the example above).
Submissions more than 10 days late will be acknowledged as received but will not be marked.
Assignment Return
You should normally expect your marked assignment to be returned to you within three weeks of the
due date, if your assignment was submitted on time. If an assignment is submitted on time but not
returned by the return date, you should make enquiries in the first instance to the subject lecturer. If
the subject lecturer is not available, contact Level 1, Reception.
Resubmission
Under normal circumstances resubmission of assessment items will not be accepted for any of the
assessments required in this subject.
Assessment Requirements
Assessment at CSU is criterion-referenced and standards-based where students’ work is assessed
against stated criteria that reflect the expected learning outcomes of the course and subject. Subjects
that use a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading scale will have this clearly identified within the Subject
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Outline.
For further information please consult the University’s Assessment Policy: Coursework Subjects
(https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00301).
Referencing
Referencing is an important component of academic writing. All CSU assessment tasks should be
appropriately referenced. The specific details of the referencing requirements are included in each
assessment task description.
For further information and assistance with referencing refer to
http://student.csu.edu.au/library/integrity/referencing-at-csu
Plagiarism
Charles Sturt University expects that the work of its students and staff will uphold the values of
academic honesty and integrity. The Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism is located at:
http://student.csu.edu.au/study/plagiarism. This is an important resource that will help you understand
these values and apply them in practice. You should familiarise yourself with these requirements and
ensure that all assessments submitted by you are your own work, have not been submitted elsewhere
and comply with the University’s requirements for academic integrity.
The University has purchased Turnitin software. This software has two functions, a pre-emptive
education function which students may use to check their own work prior to submission, and a
plagiarism detection function which academics may use to check the student’s work for improper
citation or potential plagiarism. Use by students is optional and is not a prerequisite for submission.
You are encouraged to check your work for originality prior to submission. You can register with
Turnitin to create a Student Account under the CSU Turnitin Licence at
http://www.turnitin.com/login_page.asp. Further information on how to use Turnitin is provided
within the Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism: http://student.csu.edu.au/study/plagiarism/checking.
Appendix 2 CSU Learning and Teaching Policies
Minimum standards of consultation
According to the Academic Communication with Students Policy
(https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00139#s3) (clause 8 in section 3), when a student
directly contacts a teaching staff member for information, advice and/or support (except in online
teaching spaces) the teaching staff member will respond to the request within 3 working days. Clauses
19-21: Use of Online Discussion and Communication Technologies states that for each subject, the
Subject Coordinator will be expected to set up and/or activate an appropriate asynchronous
communication technology and respond at least once a week to student messages that request
information and advice.
The Higher Degree by Research Candidates Policy – Academic Communication
(https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00283) states that a Communication Plan, a
documented agreement between a HDR candidate and his/her supervisory team that establishes
common understandings and expectations of how and when communication will occur during the
candidature will be developed. The Plan should then be reviewed regularly throughout candidature.
University Policies and Regulations
Academic matters are defined by, and are subject to, Charles Sturt University policies and regulations.
Your Subject Outline should be read in conjunction with all such academic regulations and policies, as
some of these may affect the outcome of your studies.
Academic Progress Regulations
The University requires each student to progress through his or her course at a rate that will enable
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him or her to complete the course in a specified maximum time. This maximum time is intended to
ensure the currency of the knowledge within the course and therefore professional suitability of
graduates. Failure to complete within the specified maximum time shall lead to the expiry of a
student?s enrolment in the course. The University believes that all students have a right to know in
advance of study in their course exactly what constitutes satisfactory progress in that course. To this
end the University will specify a maximum completion time for each course, and will also provide
support to students identified as being at risk of exclusion.
The Academic Progress Policy (https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00250) sets out the
requirements and procedures for satisfactory academic progress, for the exclusion of students who fail
to progress satisfactorily and for the termination of enrolment for students who fail to complete in the
maximum allowed time.
Variations to Subject Outlines
Should it be necessary to change the content of the Subject Outline during a teaching session, it will be
done in consultation with the Head of School and other support services of the University. You then
will be notified of the changes in writing by the subject coordinator.
Variations to Assessment
Should it be necessary to vary the assessment in this subject, you will be notified in writing by the
Subject Coordinator, or Subject Convenor where one is appointed. The variations to assessment
include variations to the assessment tasks and/or assessment procedures for assignments, examinations
and any other assessment task published in the Subject Outline. The variations will be communicated
only after the Subject Coordinator or Subject Convenor has obtained approval from their Head of
School. The overriding principle is that such changes will not disadvantage students and is made in
accordance with the Subject Outlines Policy (https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00267).
Evaluation of Subjects
It is University policy that all subjects are evaluated every time that they are offered. The University’s
Division of Student Learning administers the Subject Experience Survey through CSU’s online
evaluation system. Staff in the faculties and schools value your feedback very highly and take account
of your comments when reviewing learning and teaching in each subject.
If you are interested in the details of any enhancements to this subject as a result of the latest survey,
please contact the subject coordinator. Students can also view overall results for subjects via the
Student Subject Experience Survey Results Portal:
https://student.csu.edu.au/home/subject-experience-survey-results
Surveys for each of the subjects you are enrolled in for this session will be available for you to
complete for a period of 4 weeks from the last week of the teaching session. An email message will
alert you to the availability of the surveys online.
Please complete the subject evaluation by following the link:
https://P8.courseval.net/etw/ets/et.asp?nxappid=CS2&nxmid=start (http://
https://P8.courseval.net/etw/ets/et.asp?nxappid=CS2&nxmid=start)
Individual subject results are only reported to the Subject Coordinator and Heads of Schools after
grades have been submitted for each teaching session (except where subjects have one student the
results are not reported to staff).
Special Consideration
Academic regulations provide for special consideration to be given if you suffer misadventure or
extenuating circumstances during the session (including the examination period) which prevents you
from meeting acceptable standards or deadlines.
Applications for special consideration must be submitted in writing and include supporting
documentary evidence. Such applications should be sent to the Student Administration Office.
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For further information about applying for special consideration please refer to Special Consideration
Policy (https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00298).
Assessment Regulations
The assessment practices of all University subjects are conducted in accordance with the University?s
Assessment Policy: Coursework Subjects (https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00301).
Academic Conduct
The University expects that you, as a student, will be honest in your studies and research and that you
will not do anything that will interfere with or frustrate the studies and research of other students. In
particular, you are expected to:
acknowledge the work of others in your assignments and other assessable work;
not knowingly allow others to use your work without acknowledgment;
report honestly the findings of your study and research; and
use only permitted materials in examinations.
Details of expected academic conduct are provided in:
the Student Academic Misconduct Policy
(https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00279);
the Academic Progress Policy (https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00250);
Students are also expected to be responsible in the use of University facilities and resources and to
abide by University rules concerning the Library and electronic resources.
the Library Rule (https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00280); and
the Computing and Communications Facilities Use Policy
(https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00145).
Copies of the Rule of the Library and Code of Conduct for Users of Electronic Facilities can also be
obtained from the Library or the Division of Information Technology (DIT) Service Desk.
Penalties for breaching the above Rule and Policies include suspension or exclusion from the
University.
Students also have expectations of the University and of other students in the cooperative endeavour of
studying. Details of these expectations are provided in the Student Charter
(https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00268).
Residential school
There is no residential school for this subject.
Subject Outline as a Reference Document
This Subject Outline is an accurate and historical record of the curriculum and scope of your subject.
The Subject Outline Policy (https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00267) (at clause 16(f))
requires that you retain a copy of the Subject Outline for future use such as for accreditation purposes.
Appendix 3 Support Services
Student Central
Student Central is the first point of contact for currently enrolled students to access all non-teaching
services. Student Central liaises closely with Divisions and Schools to ensure the timely and accurate
resolution of student enquiries.
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You may direct your enquires in person to Student Central staff situated within the Learning
Commons found on campus at Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, and Wagga Wagga.
You may also contact Student Central through:
ask@csu.edu.au (mailto:ask@csu.edu.au)
1800 ASK CSU (1800 275 278)
Phone from outside Australia: + 61 2 6933 7507
Information on Your Library Services
Finding Information
CSU Library provides you with free access to over 600,000 books and 50,000 journals, and much
more. Get an introduction to your library with the Library Orientation Toolbox
(http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library/find-info/toolbox).
Primo Search
Finding the resources you need is easy with Primo Search
(http://primo.unilinc.edu.au/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?dscnt=1&dstmp=1328694476534&vid=CSU&fromLogin=true).
Search most of the Library’s collections, including online resources, print publications and CSU
research. Plus, you can easily place loan requests, view your current loans, and renew items online.
Online Resources
You’ll find journal databases, eBook collections, and other useful online information sources listed
under Key Resources (http://student.csu.edu.au/library/find-information).
eReserve
Some subject readings may be held in eReserve
(http://student.csu.edu.au/library/find-info/search-reserve). Online access is encouraged to help reduce
CSU’s carbon footprint, however a printed copy of eReserve subject readings can be purchased
through CSU Print
(http://www.csu.edu.au/division/student-learning/technologies-for-learning-and-teaching/csu-print).
Borrowing
Your borrowing privileges depend on your enrolment. Visit Information for Students
(http://student.csu.edu.au/library/help/information-for-students) to find out what you are eligible for.
The Library FAQs (http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library/how-to/faq) have more information on
borrowing and access to resources.
Need help?
CSU Library staff are available to answer your questions by phone, Live Chat, email, forum, or in
person. See Ask a Librarian (http://student.csu.edu.au/library/contacts/ask-a-librarian) for more
information.
Keep up to date with what is happening in your Library through Facebook, Twitter and our blog.
CSU Library Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CSULibrary) CSU Library Twitter
(http://twitter.com/CSU_Library) CSU Library Blogs
(http://student.csu.edu.au/library/about-your-library/library-blog)
Academic Learning Assistance
CSU’s Learning Skills Advisers can help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your studies.
Learning Skills advisers can help you with:
Understanding and preparing assignments
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Study skills
Exam preparation
Time management
Notetaking and
Referencing and avoiding plagiarism
Learning Skills also have specialists in English Language, online learning and maths and statistics who
can support your development in these areas.
Students can take advantage of online resources and workshops, forums and individual appointments
either in person, or online. More information is available at student.csu.edu.au/study
(http://student.csu.edu.au/study).
STUDYLINK provides access to a variety of short, non-award subjects in preparation for university
study. Subjects are available throughout the year through flexible, online delivery, and each is
designed to help you gain confidence, skills and knowledge for your university studies (
http://www.csu.edu.au/student/studylink/).
Student Support – http://student.csu.edu.au/support
A wide range of services are provided to support your student academic experience. Services are
available on campus with relevant services also available via telephone and online. Services provided
include:
Orientation
Student mentoring
Scholarship and financial assistance
Counseling support and referral
Academic appeals and legal advice referral
Disability, welfare and equity support and referral
Health and wellbeing
Social and recreational activities
Graduation
Indigenous student support
International student support
Residential Student Support – http://student.csu.edu.au/campus/residences/residential-advisors
The Residential Support Scheme operates across all campuses to provide for the pastoral care and
welfare of residents and actively encourages student participation and involvement in all aspects of
residential life. The residential community is supported and structured to provide an environment to
support student academic achievement.
For assistance and initial contact go to
Student Central
Email: ask@csu.edu.au (mailto:ask@csu.edu.au) (mailto:ask@csu.edu.au)
Phone: 1800 ASK CSU (1800 275 278)
Phone from outside Australia: + 61 2 6933 7507
Career Development
Career Development (http://student.csu.edu.au/study/careers) includes a range of services, from first
through to the final year of study, which support students’ self-assessment, awareness of opportunities,
improvements to decision making, and gaining the necessary skills for making successful transitions
post-study. This support is available face to face, via telephone and online.
Distance Education Outreach Team
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Assistance for students studying by distance education with Charles Sturt University.
The DE Outreach Team is available to all CSU students studying by Distance Education.
We can assist you with:
Your orientation to CSU and DE study;
Study skills;
Preparing assignments;
Time management;
Online learning, and
Any other questions you may have about studying by DE at CSU.
We provide these services in a number of different ways including:
Outreach sessions to locations around Australia including group and individual sessions;
Advice and support via phone, email, and Skype;
Preparing assignments;
Online workshops;
Regional Study Centres, and
Online resources and social media.
Find us at:
http://student.csu.edu.au/study/de-outreach
https://www.facebook.com/DistanceEDatCSU

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