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Analysis of business environments to define user requirements; introduction to programming and database concepts; development of simple applications using VB.net and Microsoft Visual Studio.
Visual Basic is one of the most popular programming languages and is used for the development of applications of different sizes. It is easy to learn and use. INFO125 is targeted at beginning programmers. It aims to introduce students to the programming logic necessary for development of information systems regardless of the programming language used; to programming and database concepts; and to enable them to develop simple applications using VB.net and Microsoft Visual Studio. This course will build a practical and theoretical foundation for future study and careers in information systems and technology.
Having engaged in learning during the course, students will be able to: 1. Analyse business environments to define user requirements. 2. Discuss the steps in developing an application in Visual Basic.NET. 3. Describe and explain the basic concepts of programming, problem solving and design techniques. 4. Explain the Visual Studio environment and use its functionality to develop simple business applications.5. Outline how databases are used to store business data. 6. Describe and explain the parts of a database and database operations. 7. Access and manipulate data from applications. 8. Gain hands-on development experience through a series of tutorial exercises.This course is open to all students who have been admitted to the university: there are no pre-requisites.
Gaddis, Tony. , Irvine, Kip R., Acharya, Hrishikesh B;
Starting out with Visual Basic 2012;
Pearson/Addison Wesley, 2014.
Course outline 2016 outline
Domestic fee $786.00
International fee $3,450.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Department of Accounting and Information Systems on the department and colleges page.