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Pre-requisites / co-requisites

This course cannot be taken with withdrawn course CO1106.

Topics covered

  • Basic computing and communication skills
  • Fundamentals of computing- hardware, software, architecture, operating systems
  • Data storage, representation and transmission
  • Fundamentals of networking and the Internet/WWW: technology, protocols, standards and applications
  • Professional, legal and social issues relating to the Internet and WWW


One three-hour unseen written examination and coursework.

Essential reading

CO1110 Part A

Stallings, W. Computer organization and architecture: designing for performance. (Pearson Education, 2015) 10th global edition

CO1110 Part B

Buchanan, W. Mastering the internet. (Macmillan, 1997)

Casad, J. Sams teach yourself TCP/IP in 24 hours. (Indianapolis, IN: Sams Publishing/Pearson Education, 2011) 5th edition 

Shelly, G.B., D. Woods and W. Dorin HTML, XHTML, and CSS. (Course Technology Cengage Learning, 2010) 6th edition 

Castro, E. HTML, XHTML and CSS. (Peachpit Press/Pearson Education, 2006) 6th edition 

Comer, D. The internet book: everything you need to know about computer networking and how the internet works. (Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, 2006) 4th edition 

Rogers, K.M. The Internet and the Law. (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)

Sample study materials