Information Systems in Organisations (6348.6)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Technology||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit may be cotaught with 9503 Management Information Systems G.
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 - 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
This unit is part of courses accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) v8.
This unit aligns with the following SFIA skills specifications:
Investigating business situations to define recommendations for improvement action - BUSA
Creating new approaches to performing business activities - BPRE
Managing requirements through the entire delivery and operational life cycle - REQM
Methods and tools - METL
Influencing stakeholder attitudes, decisions and actions for mutual benefit - RLMT
Defining and operating a framework for security controls and security management strategies - SCTY
SFIA skills are defined by levels of responsibility, based on autonomy, influence, complexity, business skills, and knowledge. Although this unit may cover knowledge and skills at higher levels, it is expected that graduates of undergraduate degrees will be capable of operating at Level 2 overall.
The UC generic attributes address graduate attributes 1, 6, 7, 9, and 10 of the Seoul Accord. The remaining graduate attributes that are covered in this unit are:
2. Knowledge for Solving Computer Problems
3. Problem Analysis
4. Design/Development of Solutions
5. Modern Tool Usage
Incompatible units9524 Management Information Systems and 9503 Management Information Systems G
Equivalent units9524 Management Information Systems
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Mr Tariq Alqura'N Alzyadat|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Blooma John|
|2023||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 3||18 September 2023||On-Campus||Mr Tariq Alqura'N Alzyadat|
The recommended text for the unit is:
Kroenke D, Wilson D & Brookes W 2016, Experiencing MIS, 4th edn, Pearson, Melbourne, Vic.
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:
Baltzan P, Lynch K, & Blakey P 2013, Business Driven Information Systems, 2nd edn, McGraw-Hill, North Ryde, NSW.
Alter S 2002, Information systems: foundation of e-business, 4th edn, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River,
Jessup LM & Valacich JS 2008, Information Systems Today: managing the digital world, 3rd edn, Pearson, Prentice Hall, Harlow.
Pearlson K. & Saunders CS 2006, Managing and using information systems: a strategic approach, 3rd edn, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ.
Rainer RK, Turban E & Potter RE 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 pass this unit, you will need to satisfy the following conditions:
a. students have to obtain a mark of 50% or greater for the assessment as a whole, and
b. 50% or greater for the final exam.
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
11 x 4.5 hours
Tutorials: Preparation plus tutorials plus tutorial answers submission
11 x 3 hours
11 x 2 hours
Lab assignments - individual assignment. Lab completion and write-up extension work
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.
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