Business Informatics Case Studies (7155.6)
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|Academic Program Area - Technology||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced 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. Analyse case studies of business informatics systems to determine their value to different stakeholders;
2. Cogently present the technical, financial and ethical issues revealed in the development, implementation service design and operation of information systems;
3. Conduct research into emerging topics in business informatics to identify, summarise and present the key business issues to organisational stakeholders;
4. Demonstrate an appreciation of the diversity of informatics research, and critically evaluate research relevant to case studies; and
5. Identify and synthesise scholarly research in information systems and related areas relevant to case studies;
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. 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 - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
Prerequisites11486 Systems Analysis and Modelling.
Incompatible units7106 Business Informatics Case Studies PG.
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There is no prescribed textbook for this unit. Reading lists will be provided throughout the semester on the unit website. The following book is on short loan in the library and should be consulted during the semester. Some extracts may be made available to students during the semester:
Yin, RK 2018, Case study research and applications: design and methods, Sixth edition. edn, SAGE, Los Angeles.
Note that earlier editions of this book are almost as useful and are available from the library.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
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.
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit, a student must complete the major assessment items (case study final report and reflection report), and achieve a mark of 50% or greater for the assessment as a whole. Higher grades will be awarded on the basis of the total mark being ≥ 65% for a credit, ≥ 75% for a distinction and ≥ 85% for a high distinction. Some scaling of marks and academic judgement may be applied to determine students' final grades - in this process no student will be disadvantaged.
In the case of any assignment that places you in jeopardy of a Fail in the whole unit, appropriate moderation procedures will be used.
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the unit convener about the matter.
All work quoted from any source should be appropriately referenced using the "Harvard" referencing style as described in the link below (note that there are multiple versions of the Harvard referencing style, and you should use the one described here).
Students who are not familiar with referencing academic work should undertake the Academic Integrity Module within Canvas.
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.
Students may use the following as a guide to help them plan their studies for this unit:
Attendance at workshops:
3 hours per week, 12 weeks 36 hrs
Preparation for engagement in workshops
3 hours per week, 10 weeks 30 hrs
Proposal 18 hrs
Report 48 hrs
Reflections 18 hrs
Total 150 hrs
Attendance at classes is not compulsory but it is advisable for students to attend as many classes as possible. Students should also be aware that the subject will be assessed on material covered in classes, including workshops, 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. Do not make the mistake of assuming that the materials provided online perfectly substitute for class attendance.
Announcements are made throughout the unit, typically to clarify requirements for assignments and other matters as required. Any such announcements will be made using your student email account and/or placed on the unit web site. Such announcements are deemed, within two working days, to be made to the whole group. Announcements made at an organised session are deemed to be made to the whole group.
Required IT skills
Business Informatics Case Studies is an advanced level unit; and it is generally expected that students will have fair degree of sophistication in their understanding and knowledge of information technology. Students should also possess the ability to use word processing and presentation software, and various on-line searching tools from the Internet and library to complete their assignments.
Work placement, internships or practicums
The unit requires student to study a case in detail for the major assignment. The case may be based in the student's workplace if appropriate. It is expected that students will have the ability to work on and to articulate the ideas independently for the case study.