Computer Science General

  • Course Code - GECSC
  • General Pathway

Estimated Cost: $70.00

Based on previous years pricing and subject to change.

Course Outline

This course will be ideal for students who are interested in computers and want to know a bit more about them and the Video Game Industry. It will deal with how computers work, building computers, setting up a small network as well as designing and creating Video Games.

The focus for this course is primarily the Gaming Industry and students will learn how to create and design Video Games using popular software such as GameMaker: Studio. Students will also learn the fundamentals of Information Systems and the importance of Databases and Spread sheets in a gaming context. Students investigate computer systems available and the various configurations needed to meet their personal needs.

Skills Outline

Some of the key concepts which will be covered include:

  • The role of hardware inside a computer
  • Parts required to build a computer
  • Preventative maintenance techniques
  • Learning Database and Spreadsheet software packages.
  • Simple programming with GameMaker
  • Python programming
  • Configuring a basic network for home

Minimum Entrance Requirements

None

Further Study

Year 12 - Computer Science General
Course Code GTCSC