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Principles of Information Systems (ICT107)

School Information Technology
Credit Points 3
Availability Murdoch: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
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).
Prerequisites Nil.
Co-requisite: Internet access if studying externally.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Business Information Systems (BSc)
Cyber Forensics, Information Security and Management (BSc)
Information Technology Management (BITMan)
Appears in these Minors Cyber Forensics
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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