COMP 112

Problem Solving and Data Management

Course overview

You’ll grow your knowledge of end-user computing tools, including GIS, then also review the social impacts of information technology, along with the principles of data management.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • restriction Computing, COMP-101 or COMP-101R
  • restriction Computing Fundamentals, COMP-111
Credits 15
Domestic fees $773.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Detail the principles of good spreadsheet design.
  2. Describe appropriate basic location-based data models in GIS.
  3. Discuss the consequences of database design choices.
  4. Voice social and legal impacts of information technology.
  5. Explain good practice for data management and backup.
  6. Design spreadsheet solutions for basic real-world problems.
  7. Integrate information from multiple data sources.
  8. Demonstrate basic cartographic, spatial analysis and GIS capabilities.
  9. Create simple databases and access information through database queries and reports.
  10. Be aware that information technology evolves rapidly requiring continual updating.
  11. Understand the need to identify spatial components when problem solving.
  12. Appreciate the ethical and social issues associated with the use of information technology.

Course examiners

Sharon Long

Sharon Long

Senior Tutor

Department of Environmental Management

[email protected]