Information Systems in Organisations (6348.4)
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|School Of Information Systems & Accounting||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand 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;
3. Develop written, oral and visual communication skills and be able to apply them; and
4. Acquire a working knowledge of how information systems are constructed and how such systems are integrated into the organisational environment.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
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The recommended text for the unit is:
Baltzan, P., Lynch, K., & Blakey, P. 2013, Business Driven Information Systems, 2nd edn, McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Limited
Various resources, including academic and industry literature, readings from the Library, e-Reserve and the Web may be used to support the teaching of the unit (see unit Web site). Some useful references for ISO are:
Alter, S. 2002, Information systems: foundation of e-business, 4th edn, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River,
Jessup, L.M. & Valacich, J.S. 2008, Information Systems Today: managing the digital world, 3rd edn, Pearson Prentice Hall, Harlow.
Pearlson, K. & Saunders, C.S. 2006, Managing and using information systems: a strategic approach, 3rd edn, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ.
Rainer, R.K., Turban, E. & Potter, R.E. 2007, Introduction to information systems: supporting and transforming business, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit, students have to obtain a mark of 50% or greater for the assessment as a whole, and 50% or greater for the final examination.
Section 9 of the UC Assessment Policy describes grades and their numerical equivalents (https://guard.canberra.edu.au/policy/policy.php?pol_id=2900). Some scaling of marks and academic judgement may be applied to determine students' final grades - through this process no student will be disadvantaged.
All assignments are required to be submitted by the due date. If for any reason you are unable to do an assignment by the due date you must submit, to the lecturer, a request for an extension in writing before the due date (unless impossible) setting out in detail the genuine and exceptional reason for requesting the extension. If there is a medical or counselling reason for the extension request it must be accompanied by a medical or counselling certificate which clearly states:
· that you were unfit to complete the assignment;
· the date of the medical or counselling consultation; and
· the period for which you were / are / will be unfit to complete the assignment.
Unless appropriate arrangements have been made, supported by a sensible and valid reason, late submissions will attract a penalty of 5% per day. If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any assignment or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the lecturer about the matter.
Students should keep a copy of all assessment items that are submitted at least until unit grades have been published at the end of semester. The teaching staff reserves the right to question students orally on any of their submitted work or assessment items.
In all submitted written work, the referencing should comply with the author-date or 'Harvard' system, as outlined in the University Library Citation Guide available at:
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Lectures: Reading and Preparation 12x5 hours 60 hours
Tutorials: Preparation plus tutorials 11x3 hours 33 hours
Lab Folder – individual assignment
Lab completion and write-up report 2x5 hours 10 hours
Case Study - Group assignment
Analysis, modelling, processes, impacts 12 hours
Report write-up 12 hours
Presentation 5 hours
Exam Review 18 hours
Total 150 hours
Attendance at classes is not compulsory but it is advisable for students to attend all classes. Students should also be aware that the subject will be examined on material covered in classes, including lectures and tutorials and it is the individual student's responsibility to ensure that they are sufficiently familiar with this material. Attendance at classes is one of the best ways of ensuring this familiarity. While some of the lecture notes and course materials are available, these are intended to be broad outlines of the lectures. Do not make the mistake of assuming that the materials perfectly substitute for class attendance and participation. Students are encouraged to attend the drop in sessions for lab related assistance.
Required IT skills
Students need to possess the ability to use on-line searching tools from the Internet, a word processor and other software applications to undertake various assignments in the subject
No additional costs will be incurred by students undertaking this unit apart from the normal costs of being a university student.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- UC College Trimester 3, 2015, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (142549)
- Semester 2, 2015, On-Campus, UC Melbourne - Chadstone Campus (140871)
- Semester 2, 2015, On-Campus, UC - TAFE NSW South Western Sydney, Liverpool (140870)
- Semester 2, 2015, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (140872)
- UC College Trimester 2, 2015, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (142468)
- Winter Term, 2015, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (141114)
- Semester 1, 2015, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (145405)