Computer Science and IT Orientation information
Welcome to the School of Computer Science and IT (CSIT).
As the semester commences, there will be induction and orientation activities within the CSIT.
You should aim to complete these prior to classes starting on Monday 22 July to avoid the risk of a clash with classes or tutorials during weeks 1 and 2.
CSIT Induction and Orientation includes:
Setting up a CSIT Computer Account – needed to access CSIT servers
You will need a CSIT Computer Account to access the CSIT system. This is best done before your classes start.
You can organise this by:
- Attending the Duty Programmers desk.
- Bringing a completed Computer Account Request Form and a photo ID.
In the lead up to classes Duty Programmers will be available at similar times to the on-campus CSIT induction and orientation activities to assist you.
The Duty Programmers page will show the Duty Programmer hours during teaching weeks, but you should aim to organise your CSIT Computer Account before classes commence.
Duty Programmer hours prior to classes commencing are:
- Wednesday 10 July, 10.30 am –12.30 pm and 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
- Thursday 11 July, 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
- Wednesday 17 July, 3.00 – 5.00 pm
- Thursday 18 July, 2.00 – 5.30 pm
- Friday 19 July, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm and 2.30 – 4.30 pm
Location: Service Counter, Building 14, Level 9, Room 2 (14.09.02)
Orientation activity afternoon
This is an activity to meet other students and find useful locations around RMIT. Please book by completing this survey by Mon 16 July.
- Wednesday 17 July, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Location: Lecture theatre, Building 12, Level 8, Room 2 (12.08.02)
Academic Integrity Sessions – 2 hours on campus (compulsory for new students)
This is an interactive workshop to familiarise you with academic expectations and the meaning of ‘academic integrity’. Please book by completing this survey for one of the sessions:
- Thursday 18 July, 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm
- Thursday 1 August, 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Location: Specified in survey completion.
Lab and Unix Induction – collect materials and complete in own time (compulsory for new students)
You will need to be familiar with the Unix Operating System for your CSIT courses.
The Lab and Unix Induction will be available online soon, however in the interim you may collect the downloadable materials from the School office, Building 14, Level 8, Room 3 (14.8.3). The materials will be supplied to you on a flash drive or DVD.
Please work through the materials, aiming to complete before July 18. If you have questions about the induction material you can attend the Lab and Unix Induction, Java Boost drop in session.
Java Boost – complete in own time (optional)
You should Complete Lab and Unix Induction before commencing Java Boost.
Java Boost is designed for students with some programming experience and is designed to reinforce skill in Java and involves practical application of understanding. Includes object-oriented programming with classes, interfaces using arrays, file I/O, structures, data structures (linked lists etc), functions, formatting and coding standards.
Java Boost is recommended if you are enrolling in:
- Programming 2
- Java for Programmers
- Java for C Programmers
It is recommended to aim to complete Java Boost by 18 July so you can attend the final Lab and Unix Induction/Java Boost drop in support session if you need to.
Drop in support session for Lab and Unix Induction, Java Boost (optional)
This session is designed for support: you should have commenced working through the materials and attend to gain assistance to be able to proceed further. No booking is needed: If attending, please arrive more than half an hour before the session concludes to allow time for assistance.
- Thurs 18 July, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Location: Computer lab, Building 14, Level 10, Room 31 (14.10.31)
- RMIT University Orientation web site
myRMIT is your central point of access to information about the administration of your program and the services available at RMIT. Bookmark myRMIT and log in at least twice a week to access your:
- Important announcements
- RMIT student email account
- Online learning tool (via Blackboard)
- Course and program information
- Library account
- Ask RMIT FAQs
- Student Lounge (with classifieds, forums, news and gallery)
- Student services; and
- Enrolment Online
- City campus map
- Password assistance