Dr Kathryn Merrick
School of Information Technologies and Electrical Engineering, UNSW@ADFA
This unit of study builds analytical and design skills within the information systems domain. Students learn to use different modelling tools to capture functional, structural and behavioural aspects of systems. Students participate in design studios and build a portfolio of designs as well as implementing a workgroup level information system.
This unit of study develops awareness and practical skills related to the use of common data structures and algorithms. Topics covered include object-oriented design, data structures, databases, file storage, search and sorting algorithms.
ZITE 1001: Computer Tools for Engineers (2009 Offering)
This unit of study develops an awareness of the elements of a computing system and broadly how a computer works. It provides an introductory knowledge of useful computing packages; an introductory knowledge of the structured approach to problem solving using a computer; a working familiarity with the engineering language MATLAB, and the ability to employ it for problem solving.A puzzle-based learning methodology is employed in teaching.
ZITE 1302: Information Systems in Organisations (2008 Offering)
This unit of study extends introduction to information systems by looking at the role of information systems in organisations, information systems applications, security, ethical and management issues.
Research Methods Course and Optimisation Spring School (Part of the 2008 offerings)
Supporting material from the Research Methods course and 2008 Spring School on Optimisation, Learning and Complexity. These courses are for postgraduate students at UNSW@ADFA.
Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition, University of Sydney
DESC 9180: Designing Virtual Worlds (2007 Offering)
The aim of this unit of study is to introduce the basic techniques for designing and building virtual worlds. The focus is on the connection between the human activities supported by the virtual world and the architecture for supporting interactive, functional, multi-user environments.