Level 3 Computer Science

13CSC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms O. Liddle

Recommended Prior Learning

A strong understanding of computer programming is required for this course. If a student has not taken Computer Science in Year 12 but has previous programming experience and strong problem-solving skills, they may be accepted into the course. This approval would be needed from the teacher in charge of Computer Science.


Year 13 Computer Science is an advanced course, following on from the Year 12 course, offering Level Three achievement standard credits. A significant proportion of the course involves programming, using the C# language, to an advanced object orientated level. Students will continue learning their project management skills as they work on their programming projects. They will also investigate areas of Computer Science and focus on one topic from: computer graphics, complex systems, computer vision, big data, formal languages and network communication protocols.


Course Overview

Term 1
Conduct a critical inquiry to propose a digital technologies outcome
Programming skills and learning of complex techniques

Term 2
Programming skills and learning of complex techniques
Use complex programming techniques and processes to develop a computer programming

Term 3
Use complex programming techniques and processes to develop a computer programming
Theory of computer science; focusing on artificial intelligence

Term 4
Theory of computer science; focusing on artificial intelligence

Learning Areas:

Digital Technology


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

Software Developer, Game Developer, Scrum Master, User Experience Designer, Information Technology Architect, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Telecommunications Engineer, Data Analyst, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Systems Administrator, Project Manager, Security Consultant, Electronics Engineer, Penetration Tester, Test Analyst, Sound Technician, Network Administrator, Graphic Designer, Electrical Engineer, Animator/Digital Artist, Biomedical Engineer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Graphic Pre-press Worker

Equipment/Stationery

Earphones with 3.5 mm audio jack
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It is advantages to have the use of a computer, which can support Visual Studio installation, to work on from home.


Pathway Tags

Software Developer, Game Developer, Scrum Master, User Experience Designer, Information Technology Architect, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Telecommunications Engineer, Data Analyst, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Systems Administrator, Project Manager, Security Consultant, Electronics Engineer, Penetration Tester, Test Analyst, Sound Technician, Network Administrator, Graphic Designer, Electrical Engineer, Animator/Digital Artist, Biomedical Engineer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Web Developer, Database Developer


Disclaimer

this information may vary