Computer Science and IT Orientation information
Welcome to the School of Computer Science and IT (CSIT).
As the semester commences, there will be a range of activities run at both University level and within the CSIT.
The majority of the CSIT orientation sessions will run in Week Zero (the week before classes start). A limited number of repeat sessions are also scheduled in weeks 1 and 2 of the semester (when classes have already started) but you should aim to attend the necessary sessions in Week Zero so you don’t have a clash with classes or tutorials during weeks 1 and 2.
To book into a CSIT orientation session or to find out more, follow the links below:
The CSIT orientation sessions are booked online and include:
Required (you must book and attend 1 of each of these sessions)
Lab and Unix Induction (3 hours)
- Is needed to ensure you can log onto the CSIT network and are familiar with the Unix operating system. If also booking for the optional Java Boost Lab, the Lab and Unix Induction is to be completed before attending the Java Boost Lab.
- If you don’t already have a CSIT account, bring a completed Computer Account Request Form (PDF 40KB 5p) and a photo ID to the Duty Programmers at 14.9.2 (Building 14, Level 9, Room 2).
Academic Integrity Workshop (2 hours)
- An interactive workshop to familiarise you with academic expectations and the meaning of ‘academic integrity’.
Recommended (please book)
School Welcome (1 hour)
- An opportunity to meet other students and school staff.
Java Boost Lab (2 hours)
- Recommended for students enrolling in Programming 2, Java for Programmers, or Java for C Programmers. It is not suitable for beginners.
- 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.
- You must have completed the Lab and Unix Induction before attending Java Boost.
Drop in to available session on ‘as needs’ basis
Timetable drop in labs (no booking needed)
- On occasion, students may have enquiries about timetabling and drop in labs are scheduled in Week Zero. Please see the CSIT Orientation schedule below for times and locations.
Schedule of CSIT Orientation sessions
Read the CSIT Orientation sessions schedule to help you plan and book your personal Orientation program.
Booking for CSIT Orientation sessions
Study KnowHow preparation and refresher programs
The RMIT Study and Learning Centre (SLC) run free workshops to help you refresh and develop your academic skills. Many run in weeks 0-2 and some series operate during the semester.
Visit RMIT Study to find out more and to book your place.
Induction Manual and Unix Survival Guide
- RMIT University Orientation web site
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