IT Unit

Introduction

About IT Unit

This two-semester course aims to bridge the gap for students who wish to join DU and lack university-level IT fluency and competency skills. It emphasizes the essential parts of a standard curriculum in IT as required by OAS for GFP. The curriculum provides students with a basic understanding of computers, File management, the use of word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation soft wares, Internet, World Wide Web (WWW), Email and essential IT skills. It uses a practical approach by investigating a variety of situations from across the spectrum of technology. The overall courseware equips the students to appear for International Certification like IC3 on digital literacy.

Course Code Course Name Contact Hours per week
FPTL 100 Foundation IT For Law 3
FPT 101A Foundation Program IT Level 1 3
FPT 102B Foundation Program IT Level 1 3

Course Description

FPT 101A: Foundation Program IT Level 1 (3 – 4 hrs)
The aim of this course is to equip students with the knowledge and skills of IT necessary to source, communicate, and process information related to higher education. Students experience hands-on training with various day-to-day software packages, including MS Windows and Word processing. Students are also exposed to basic IT-related concepts, hardware, software, operating system, file management and E-mail concept. This courseware is designed to cover IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification) exam module COMPUTING FUNDAMENTALS
FPT 102B: Foundation Program IT Level 2 (3 – 4 hrs)
The aim of this course is to further equip students with the knowledge and skills of IT necessary to source, communicate, and process information related to higher education. Students experience hands-on training with various day-to-day software packages including spreadsheet and presentation. Students able to understand the concept of network, mobile devices, security and maintenance. Students are also exposed to concepts, practices, and usage of the Internet in day-to-day life. This courseware is designed to cover IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification) exam modules KEY APPLICATIONS and LIVING ONLINE.
FPTL 100: Foundation IT for Law
The aim of this course is to equip Law students with the knowledge and skills of IT necessary to source, communicate, and process information related to higher education in the field of Law. Students experience hands-on training with various day-to-day software packages, including MS Windows, Word, and Excel. Students are also exposed to basic IT-related concepts, computer operation, and file management.

Placement criterion for IT

Criterion Level Remarks
0 – 59 1 Students who (a) score 70+ on the Moodle-based IT Placement Test, (b) provide an International (English) IC3 or (c) provide a Domestic (Arabic) IC3, or any other equivalent certificates AND achieve a 60% score on an in-house IT Challenge Test are exempted from the FP’s IT program.
60 – 69 2
70+ Exempt
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