Information processes and technology
Information Processes and Technology (IPT) is the study of information systems and the processes and technology involved in them. It focuses on information technology, project management and systems analysis and design skills. Some of the social and ethical issues of computer systems may also be included in the course of the subject.
New South Wales
In New South Wales, IPT is separated into the Preliminary (Year 11) and HSC (Year 12) courses. A prerequisite for the HSC Course is successful completion of the Preliminary Course. The course in NSW is set out in the NSW Board of Studies HSC information processes and technology syllabus document. Preliminary Course topics are:
- Introduction to Information Skills and Systems
- Tools for Information Processes, (which includes Seven Information Processes: Collecting, Organising, Analysing, Storing and Retrieving, Transmitting and Receiving, Processing and Displaying).
- Developing Information Systems
The HSC course includes core and option topics. Two option topics are chosen from a group of four. The core topics studied are:
- Project Management
- Information Systems and Databases
The possible options topics include:
- Transaction Processing Systems
- Multimedia Systems
- Automated Manufacturing Systems
- Decision Support Systems
Other computing based courses offered by the NSW Board of Studies include Software Design & Development and Information Technology.