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Principles of Information Systems (ICT107)

Organisational Unit School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
Description This unit provides an introduction to the principles of information systems and informatics. The broad themes underpinning the information systems discipline are explored, including communication, representation, recording, problem solving, decision making, and systems theory; and the organisational and technical contexts essential for the design and development of information systems are covered. Tutorial and practical sessions complement the theory material.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 2 hours per week (1 hour unsupervised).
Assessment Tutorial exercises, submitted three times: total 20%
Assignment : 15%
Assignment 2: 15%
Weekly online quizzes: total 5%
Final exam: 45%
Each weekly lecture topic has associated learning outcomes that are addressed by the assessment. Weekly online quizzes provide immediate feedback on key concepts; tutorial exercises reinforce concepts and provide early and continuous feedback from the tutor; and the two assignments require the students to extend their learning by completing longer exercises and/or carrying out research into a topic. The final exam is short answer and covers all the material in the unit. Students will receive written feedback on all continuous assessment items from their tutor and/or the unit coordinator.
Prerequisites Nil.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Principles of Information Systems (MIT) (DICT107) - as for ICT107 except as follows
Organisational Unit No Specific School
Credit Points 3
Timetabled Learning Activities
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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