Information Systems in Organisations (6348.5)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
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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 outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Explain with examples the complex concepts of information, information systems and information technology;
2. Explain the nature, kinds, components and impacts of information systems and illustrate their use as a fundamental part of organisational processes;
3. Recognise the interests and roles of the various stakeholders in the development and operation of systems;
4. Describe the methodologies by which information systems are constructed and operated and how such systems are integrated into the organisational environment; and
5. Describe the information sector and the job roles within it.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
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:
Kroenke, D., Wilson, D., Brookes W., 2016, Experiencing MIS, 4th edn, Pearson Australia
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). Another useful references for ISO is:
Baltzan, P., Lynch, K., & Blakey, P. 2013, Business Driven Information Systems, 2nd edn, McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Limited
Alter, S. 2002, Information systems: foundation of e-business, 4th edn, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.
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
Extensions & Late submissions
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.
- The lecturer reserves the right to question students orally on their submitted work
- The assessment criteria for answers to theoretical and technical questions is both correctness and appropriate style.
- The tutors will provide feedback to the students on their assignments.
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:
Special assessment requirements
To obtain a particular grade in this unit it is necessary that there are no outstanding submissions at the end of Week 12 and students must complete all assessment tasks. All assessment items will receive a numerical mark. The final grade will be determined as a weighted average of the individual assessment items.
To pass this unit, you will need to satisfy the following conditions:
- students have to obtain a mark of 50% or greater for the assessment as a whole,
- 50% or greater for the final examination.
If you fail the final exam your mark for this unit will be your exam mark and you will fail the unit.
|Lectures: Reading and Preparation||11x4.5 hours||49.5||hours|
|Tutorials: Preparation plus tutorials plus tutorial answers submission||11x3 hours||33||hours|
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|Lab completion and write-up extension work||8||hours|
|Case Study - Group assignment|
Analysis, modelling, processes,
Your participation in lectures, workshops and tutorial activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items. Experience has shown that students who do not attend classes, have difficulty passing the unit.
Students should also be aware that the subject will be examined on material covered in all classes, including lectures, workshops, tutorials and labs. 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 online, 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.
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 such as Excel and Visio to undertake various assessment tasks in the unit.
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
- 9524 Management Information Systems
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