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Business Informatics Case Studies PG (7106.5)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


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This unit emphasizes the development of a business informatics case study by introducing students to the world of information systems research. It will enable students to acquire in-depth knowledge, skills and experience necessary in studying cases involving business information systems. This unit is intended to inspire, excite and prepare students to draw together research and practical issues, including in various application areas, and will provide them with an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills gained in other units throughout their degree programme to report on a business informatics case study. Students will have an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of research and professional practice through presentation and reporting of one or more cases of their choice.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. Extend their understanding of the needs of different stakeholders, including technical, financial and ethical issues in the development, implementation and operation of a complex business system;

2. Conduct research into emerging topics in business informatics to identify, summarise and present the key business issues to organisational stakeholders;

3. Apply advanced analysis and modelling skills to develop a case study of a complex business informatics system;

4. Demonstrate deep appreciation of the diversity of informatics research, and critically evaluate advanced research works and case studies;

5. Synthesise and critically evaluate scholarly research in information systems and related areas relevant to student's chosen case study;

6. Formulate research question(s) and conduct advanced research which is interesting and significant to both theory and practice; and

7. Present the results of a study in a scholarly article in an effective manner, and adhere to relevant codes of practice and the highest standards at all times.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to 39 hours per semester.


Completion of 9 credit points at graduate level.

This unit is only available to students in following courses;
309JA Master of Business Informatics
843AA Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
844AA Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics
845AA Master of Business Informatics
846AA Master of Information Technology
973AA Master of Information Technology and Systems
ITM001 Master of Data Science



Assumed Knowledge

Systems Analysis and Modelling G, 6677, or equivalent.

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