Information Systems in Organisations G (6675.5)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Discipline:||Academic Program Area - Technology|
Students will be introduced to the Informatics discipline as the study of the use of information technology, particularly as applied through information systems, in conducting the work of government, business and other organisations. Students will gain a conceptual framework for understanding the nature and purpose of Informatics by examining typical kinds of information systems, the data, information and knowledge they embody, the technologies they deploy and the management and social issues they raise.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Discuss the nature, kinds, components and impacts of information systems and their use as a fundamental part of organisational processes;
2. Interpret the concepts of systems, information and technology, give examples of the methodologies used in building information systems, recognise the roles of the various stakeholders in the development and operation of systems; and
3. Develop written, oral and visual communication skills and be able to apply them.
Up to 52 hours per semester.