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Introduction to Information Systems (ICT158)

Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit provides a broad introductory understanding of information systems, viewed from organisational and societal contexts, and provides students with a balance of technical and organisational perspectives to serve as the basis for further study in the discipline. It introduces business environments and explores how technology is integrated into business, government and community systems. It also provides an introduction to decision making and systems theory, and considers the role of IT professionals in solving organisational problems.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of how and why information systems are used today
2. Identify the technological, human, and organisational contexts of information systems
3. Describe the major components of an information systems infrastructure
4. Discuss how organisations identify and use information systems to improve strategic advantage
5. Analyse the ethical issues associated with the information systems profession
6. Explain how organisations develop and acquire information systems and technologies to achieve their goals
7. Examine the various types of information systems that provide the information to support the operations and decision making of organisations
8. Create a simple information system to solve a problem
9. Be aware of emerging trends that enable new forms of communication, collaboration, and partnering
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures:1 x 2 hours per week; computer laboratories: 1 x 2 hours per week.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit has three primary teaching components: lectures; tutorials/labs and self-study. The lectures cover the content of the unit. The tutorials/labs will support the lectures by exploring the theory covered, and opportunity will be provided to reinforce and extend learner understanding using a variety of activities, including in-class and forum discussion, hands-on problem solving using Excel, and exploration and investigation of web resources.
Assessment Students will be assessed on the basis of two assignments, class participation which includes an e-portfolio of tutorial/lab exercises, and a final examination.
Assignment 1: Short/medium answers addressing an overview of organisational IS - 10%
Assignment 2: Report, addressing implementing IS - 15%
Class Participation: Discussion and group work in the tutorials and forums - 10% and
exercises: e-Portfolio including reflection/extension of tutorial work - 15%
Examination: 3 hour, closed book - 50%
Students will receive written feedback on all continuous assessment items from their tutor and/or the unit coordinator.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed ICT107 Principles of Information Systems may not take this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Business Information Systems (BSc) [New in 2014]
IT and Business (BIT&B)
Appears in these Minors Computer Forensics and Information Security Policy
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.
Introduction to Information Systems (ICT1581) - as for ICT158 except as follows
Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
Description This unit provides a broad introductory understanding of information systems, viewed from organisational and societal contexts, and provides students with a balance of technical and organisational perspectives to serve as the basis for further study in the discipline. It introduces business environments and explores how technology is integrated into business, government and community systems. It also provides an introduction to decision making and systems theory, and considers the role of IT professionals in solving organisational problems.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of how and why information systems are used today
2. Identify the technological, human, and organisational contexts of information systems
3. Describe the major components of an information systems infrastructure
4. Discuss how organisations identify and use information systems to improve strategic advantage
5. Analyse the ethical issues associated with the information systems profession
6. Explain how organisations develop and acquire information systems and technologies to achieve their goals
7. Examine the various types of information systems that provide the information to support the operations and decision making of organisations
8. Create a simple information system to solve a problem
9. Be aware of emerging trends that enable new forms of communication, collaboration, and partnering
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures:1 x 2 hours per week; computer laboratories: 1 x 2 hours per week.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit has three primary teaching components: lectures; tutorials/labs and self-study. The lectures cover the content of the unit. The tutorials/labs will support the lectures by exploring the theory covered, and opportunity will be provided to reinforce and extend learner understanding using a variety of activities, including in-class and forum discussion, hands-on problem solving using Excel, and exploration and investigation of web resources.
Assessment Students will be assessed on the basis of two assignments, class participation which includes an e-portfolio of tutorial/lab exercises, and a final examination. Assignment 1: Short/medium answers addressing an overview of organisational IS - 10% Assignment 2: Report, addressing implementing IS - 15% Class Participation: Discussion and group work in the tutorials and forums - 10% and exercises: e-Portfolio including reflection/extension of tutorial work - 15% Examination: 3 hour, closed book - 50% Students will receive written feedback on all continuous assessment items from their tutor and/or the unit coordinator.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed ICT107 Principles of Information Systems may not take this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Diploma of Information Technology [New in 2019]
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.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
ICT158
Dr Joo Yeon Park
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6257
e: JooYeon.Park@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.002 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
ICT1581
Dr Joo Yeon Park
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6257
e: JooYeon.Park@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.002 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
ICT158

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Val Hobbs
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2817
e: V.Hobbs@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.009 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
ICT158

DUBAI-ISC: TJD-Internal
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-Internal
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ICT1581

DUBAI-ISC: TJD-Internal
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-Internal
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