Information Systems (INFS)

INFS 1002  Information Systems in Context  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300573  

This unit aims to give students the ability to recognise and explain business information systems with regard to type, function, purpose, and the frameworks within which these systems are used. Topics in this unit include computing fundamentals; computer hardware and software; computers and society; use of business application packages - spreadsheets, word processing, database, graphics; organisational information systems; information systems development and acquisition; data and knowledge management; electronic commerce, internets, extranets; networking; enterprise-wide information systems; the internet and information systems security; privacy, ethics and computer crime.

Level: Undergraduate Level 1 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: INFS 1003 Information Systems in Context (WSTC)  
Incompatible Subjects: INFS 1004 Introduction to Information Systems  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 1003  Information Systems in Context (WSTC)  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 700000  

This unit aims to give students the ability to recognise and explain business information systems with regard to type, function, and purpose, and the frameworks within which these systems are used. Topics in this unit include computing fundamentals; computer hardware and software; computers and society; use of business application packages - spreadsheets, word processing, database, graphics; organisational information systems; information systems development and acquisition; data and knowledge management; electronic commerce, internets, extranets; networking; enterprise-wide information systems; the internet and information systems security; privacy, ethics and computer crime.

Level: Undergraduate Level 1 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): Students enrolled in 7138 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Extended - ICT 7139 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Extended or 7140 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Extended – Information Systems must pass LANG 0012 Academic and Professional Communication (WSTC Prep) and INFO 0001 Academic Skills for ICT (WSTC Prep)  
Equivalent Subjects: INFS 1002 - Information Systems in Context  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 1006  Systems Analysis and Design  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300585  

This unit introduces the concepts of System Analysis and Design. The study of methodologies and techniques for problem recognition, requirement analysis, process modelling, solution design and data modelling are essential elements of this unit. The Systems Development Life Cycle model is employed as the prime approach to teach the unit, equipping students with the basic skills required for developing models for analysis, design, implementation and solving information systems problems. This unit introduces students to approaches of system development including structured, object oriented and agile. Students are exposed well to system design activities including UI, data, basic system architecture and system processing. The use of drawing tools will be discussed in practical sessions.

Level: Undergraduate Level 1 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: LGYA 5776 Introduction to Analysis and Design INFS 1007 Systems Analysis and Design (WSTC)  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 1007  Systems Analysis and Design (WSTC)  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 700013  

This unit introduces the concepts of System Analysis and Design. The study of methodologies and techniques for problem recognition, requirement analysis, process modelling and/or data modelling are essential elements of this unit. The Systems Development Life Cycle model is employed as the prime approach to teach the unit, providing students with the basic skills required for analysis and design of logical solutions to information systems problems. The use of Computer Aided System Engineering tools will be discussed in practical sessions.

Level: Undergraduate Level 1 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): Students enrolled in 7067 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Extended must pass LANG 0002 Academic Communication 2 (WSTC Prep) or LANG 0032 English for Tertiary Study 2 (WSTC Prep) or LANG 0039 Introduction to Academic Communication 2 (WSTC Prep) and must pass INFO 0008 Computer Studies (WSTC Prep) before enrolling in this unit

Students enrolled in 7138 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Extended-ICT 7139 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Extended 7140 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Extended–IS and 7141 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Extended-HIM must pass LANG 0012 Academic Professional Communication (WSTC Prep) and must pass INFO 0001 Academic Skills for ICT (WSTC Prep) and must pass INFO 0010 Information Technology in Business (WSTC Prep) before enrolling in this unit
  
Equivalent Subjects: LGYA 5776 - Introduction to Analysis and Design INFS 1006 - System Analysis and Design
INFS 1006 - Systems Analysis and Design
  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 1013  Information Systems in Context (UG Cert)  (10 Credit Points)  

This unit aims to give students the ability to recognise and explain business information systems with regard to type, function, purpose, and the frameworks within which these systems are used. Topics in this unit include computing fundamentals; computer hardware and software; computers and society; use of business application packages - spreadsheets, word processing, database, graphics; organisational information systems; information systems development and acquisition; data and knowledge management; electronic commerce, internets, extranets; networking; enterprise-wide information systems; the internet and information systems security; privacy, ethics and computer crime.

Level: Undergraduate Level 1 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: INFS 1002 Information Systems in Context INFS 1003 Information Systems in Context  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 2001  Database Design and Development  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300104  

The main purpose of this unit is to provide students with an opportunity to gain a basic knowledge of database design and development including data modelling methods, techniques for database design using a set of business rules that are derived from a case study and finally implementation of the database using a commercial relational database management system. Through group work and tutorial practicals, students examine a number of important database concepts such as database administration, concurrency, backup and recovery and security whilst developing their professional communication and team work skills.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: INFS 2003 - Database Design and Development (WSTC)  
Incompatible Subjects: LGYA 4371 - Database Management System for Business Information Systems  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 2002  Database Design and Development (Advanced)  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300941  

This unit covers the principles, methodologies and technologies for the database design and development, exploring in particular the data modelling methods and the use of the language SQL for the database applications. The unit also examines a number of important database concepts such as database administration, concurrency, backup and recovery, and security. Students in this advanced unit are furthermore required to investigate new technological and theory advances in the database industry and apply them to the solution of concrete database problems.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
Incompatible Subjects: LGYA 4371 - Database Management System for Business Information Systems INFS 2001 - Database Design and Development  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 2003  Database Design and Development (WSTC)  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 700011  

The main purpose of this unit is to provide students with an opportunity to gain a basic knowledge of database design and development including data modeling methods, techniques for database design using a set of business rules that are derived from a case study and finally implementation of the database using a commercial relational database management system. Through group work and tutorial practicals, students examine a number of important database concepts such as database administration, concurrency, backup and recovery and security whilst developing their professional communication and team work skills.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): Students enrolled in 7067 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Extended and 7134 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Extended – ICT must pass LANG 0002 Academic Communication 2 (WSTC Prep) or LANG 0032 English for Tertiary Study 2 (WSTC Prep) or LANG 0039 Introduction to Academic Communication 2 (WSTC Prep) and must pass INFO 0008 Computer Studies (WSTC Prep) and must pass COMP 0003 Programming Design (WSTC Prep) before enrolling in this unit
Students enrolled in 7138 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Extended-ICT 7139 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Extended 7140 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Extended–IS and 7141 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Extended-HIM must pass LANG 0012 Academic and Professional Communication (WSTC Prep) and must pass INFO 0010 Information Technology in Business (WSTC Prep) and must pass COMP 0003 Programming Design (WSTC Prep)
Students enrolled in 6038 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (HIM) 6039 Diploma in Information and Communications TechnologyBachelor of Information and Communications Technology 6040 Diploma in Information and Communications TechnologyBachelor of Information Systems 7163 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology and 7164 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology (HIM) must pass COMP 0003 Programming Design (WSTC Prep)
  
Equivalent Subjects: INFS 2001 - Database Design and Development  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 2004  Introduction to Health Informatics  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300566  

This introductory unit aims to give the student an insight into the key knowledge and skill set required in the emerging domain of Health Informatics. Critical topics include: The Australian healthcare system, health care improvement modelling, health information systems and management, paper-based v's electronic health records, clinical documentation and data quality, health information management, consumer information security, privacy and ethics, decision support and clinical delivery support systems, healthcare data representation and interchange standards, telehealth and Information Communication technologies (ICT). This will be complemented by practical exercises and assessment support sessions. Through these experiences students will gain an understanding of the application of ICT to the healthcare domain and the skills necessary to play a pivotal role in the design and delivery of healthcare systems and health information management.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: INFS 2005 - Introduction to Health Informatics (WSTC)  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 2005  Introduction to Health Informatics (WSTC)  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 700258  

This introductory unit aims to give the student an insight into the key knowledge and skill set required in the emerging domain of Health Informatics. Critical topics include: The Australian healthcare system, health care improvement modelling, health information systems and management, paper-based v's electronic health records, clinical documentation and data quality, health information management, consumer information security, privacy and ethics, decision support and clinical delivery support systems, healthcare data representation and interchange standards, telehealth and ICT technologies. This will be complemented by practical exercises and assessment support sessions. Through these experiences students will gain an understanding of the application of ICT to the healthcare domain and the skills necessary to play a pivotal role in the design and delivery of healthcare systems and health information management.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: INFS 2004 - Introduction to Health Informatics  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 2006  Object Oriented Analysis  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300144  

The core strength of this unit is to analyse and model business objectives and critical requirements of software systems to be developed using object-oriented (OO) approaches. The system analysis is taken to greater depths within the context of Object Orientation. The Unified Modelling Language version 2.0 (notably use cases, user case diagrams, activity diagrams, class diagrams and sequence diagrams) is used as the modelling standard for creating OO models in the problem space. The unit also covers the rational unified process methodology and applications of design patterns for software development through practical case studies.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): INFS 1006  
Equivalent Subjects: MATH 2013 Object Oriented Analysis (WSTC)  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 2007  Object Oriented Analysis (Advanced)  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300888  

The core strength of this unit, as the advanced version of 300144 Object Oriented Analysis, is to analyse and model business objectives and critical requirements of software systems to be developed using object-oriented (OO) approaches. The system analysis is taken to greater depths within the context of Object Orientation. The Unified Modelling Language version 2.0 (notably use cases, user case diagrams, activity diagrams, class diagrams and sequence diagrams) is used as the modelling standard for creating OO models in the problem, solution and background modeling spaces. The unit also covers the rational unified process methodology and applications of design patterns for software development through real world case studies.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): INFS 1006  
Incompatible Subjects: INFS 2006 - Object Oriented Analysis  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 2009  Database Design and Development (UG Cert)  (10 Credit Points)  

The main purpose of this unit is to provide students with an opportunity to gain a basic knowledge of database design and development including data modeling methods, techniques for database design using a set of business rules that are derived from a case study and finally implementation of the database using a commercial relational database management system. The unit also examines a number of important database concepts such as database administration, concurrency, backup and recovery and security.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: INFS 2001 Database Design and Development INFS 2003 Database Design and Development  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 2010  Work-Integrated Learning in Digital Construction  (10 Credit Points)  

The digitalisation of construction industries has grown considerably in the past decade and this unit responds in practical ways by engaging students in project-based learning related to Digital Construction within an industry framework. Students will select a project with an agreed industry partner, which involves simple digital applications in day-to-day construction such as software applications, information systems, digital solutions, apps and fintechs. This unit contributes towards the skills required for a work-ready graduate and allows the student to plan, undertake and report on a specific aspect of practice in the context of work.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 3001  Activity Based Funding/Casemix and Data Quality  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300954  

This unit will introduce students to Activity Based Funding and Casemix within the Australian healthcare system. It is designed to cover a variety of casemix classification systems for acute, non-admitted, sub-acute and mental health patients. Attention will be given to Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) with specific reference to the Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (AR-DRGs) and the relationship to Activity Based Funding and purchasing models. Measuring performance with activity data and clinical costing methods will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of data quality as a critical component in achieving excellence in clinical costing, casemix and patient safety.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): PUBH 2004  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 3002  Advanced Clinical Classification  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300953  

In this unit, the student will be introduced to disease notification and registration procedures. Mortality or cause of death coding will also be examined.Concepts of organising health information in a logical way to interface with an electronic information system will be investigated. The design and role of various health classification systems including the World Health Organizations Family of International Classifications (WHO FIC), specifically ICD 11 and casemix classification systems (e.g. AR DRGs, AN SNAP) will also be discussed. The practical component of this unit will focus on the student further developing their classification skills in the more complex areas of clinical coding including endocrine disorders, specifically diabetes mellitus, circulatory diseases and interventions, genitourinary disorders, specifically chronic kidney disease, obstetrics, paediatrics and congenital anomalies and trauma and procedural complications. The ACS will be applied in detail when classifying from complex discharge summaries and full clinical episodes of care. The student will also be exposed to electronic clinical coding tools that can be used in the classification process.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): PUBH 2004  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 3003  Artificial Intelligence  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 301174  

This unit provides basic studies in the major areas of artificial intelligence: search, knowledge representation, logic programming, machine learning and knowledge based systems, agent planning and learning. The first part of this unit will focus on the foundation of artificial intelligence: search algorithms and their implementations, game playing, logics and knowledge representation, and inference in reasoning systems. The second part will cover the principles of knowledge based systems (intelligent systems), planning, and machine learning.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1006 AND
COMP 2009
  
Equivalent Subjects: LGYA 5740 Artificial Intelligence LGYA 5781 Knowledge Based Systems INFS 3013 Intelligent Systems  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 3005  Developing Web Applications with XML  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300111  

This third year unit provides a comprehensive coverage of XML, related emerging technologies and their use in web applications. Students will be given opportunities to develop web based information systems which rely upon these technologies. This unit is heavily oriented to practical based work.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 3006  Emerging Trends in Information Systems  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300584  

This unit provides a means for students to self-reflect on their future career and their possible involvement in the field of Information Systems and explore the changing nature of information systems in organisations via one of the following: engagements with local businesses, specifically crafted study tours or focused internships. In this unit students will study the role that emerging technologies play in selection, design and development of information systems. Students will be able to research and assess new technologies while networking and engaging with real life businesses, as well as develop and introduce effective strategies for achieving change and improvement that can be delivered by successfully implementing emerging technologies.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): INFS 1002 AND
COMP 2020
  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 3007  Emerging Trends in Information Systems (Advanced)  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300942  

This unit provides a means for students to self-reflect on their future career and their possible involvement in the field of Information Systems. In this advanced unit students will be required to undertake an individual but closely supervised research project. Students will explore the changing nature of information systems in organisations via one of the following: engagements with local businesses, specifically crafted study tours or focused internships. In this unit students will study the role that emerging technologies play in selection, design and development of information systems. Students will be able to research and assess new technologies while networking and engaging with real life businesses, as well as develop and introduce effective strategies for achieving change and improvement that can be delivered by successfully implementing emerging technologies. In addition, students in this unit will be required to present their findings in a form of an academic paper with a possibility of publishing.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): INFS 1002 AND
COMP 2020
  
Incompatible Subjects: INFS 3006 - Emerging Trends in Information Systems  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 3008  Formal Software Engineering  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300404  

This unit is concerned with the design, development and maintenance of computer software systems. The unit focuses on current formal specification and system verification technologies and methodologies. Foundations of model checking such as LTL and CTL, as well as a particular practical model checker SPIN will be thoroughly studied in this unit. The SPIN model checker with programming language PROMELA will be used for all software development and verification practices throughout this unit.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1006 AND
COMP 2009
  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 3010  Healthcare Data Environments  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300955  

This unit extends the student's knowledge of Health Informatics by introducing concepts relating to electronic communications within the health industry. It exposes students to a variety of environments used to create, store, transfer and deliver healthcare data. Areas include minimum data sets, data linkage, messaging concepts/standards, terminologies, healthcare evaluation, electronic health records and related standards, security, privacy and trust, medico legal, epidemiology and population health together with TeleHealth/ TeleMedicine approaches, methodologies, tools and techniques.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): INFS 2004  
Equivalent Subjects: INFS 3019 - e-Health  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 3011  Healthcare Software and Systems  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300956  

In this unit students will learn the concepts underpinning the services computing paradigm of "bridging the gap between Business Services and IT Services". Services Computing technology includes Web services and serviceoriented architecture (SOA), business consulting methodology and utilities, business process modelling, transformation and integration. Students will learn, through the development of practical examples, how to utilise these technologies within a healthcare context

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): INFS 2004  
Equivalent Subjects: INFO 3009 Services Computing in Healthcare  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 3012  Information Systems Deployment and Management  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300572  

This unit provides a detailed overview of system implementation and deployment stages taking into consideration the steps that are necessary to place a newly developed system into production. In this unit students learn the skills required for accurate requirements gathering, timely and effective system development, and successful implementation that would result in effective system performance. For this to be achieved successfully this unit also addresses the importance of project management skills. The unit also highlights the issues of transition processes after the development phase, the activities required in systems support and maintenance in the system's operational stage.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): COMP 1005 AND
INFS 1006 OR
COMP 1005 AND
DESN 1021
  
Equivalent Subjects: LGYA 5900 Enterprise Information Management  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 3017  Web Systems Development  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300583  

In this unit students further develop their theoretical and practical skills in designing and developing web based information systems using systems analysis, programming, database, human computer interaction and web technologies skills that they have learnt in previous units. Current web development technologies and/or frameworks will be utilised to build a complex web information system in a collaborative web development team. Techniques of porting web systems to mobile platforms will also be explored.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): COMP 2020  
Equivalent Subjects: LGYA 5737 Advanced Web Site Development  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 3018  Web Systems Development (Advanced)  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300902  

This unit teaches state-of-the-art web frameworks for developing complex web systems. This unit utilises the skills of basic web programming, database design, and systems analysis that students have learnt in previous units. Major topics in this unit include Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) framework, Razor pages, Model-View-Controller (MVC) programming, object to relational database mapping, and authentication and authorization. Moreover, this unit trains students' collaborative skills by asking students to build a complex website in a small team. As an advanced unit, deeper topics such as custom data validation and error handling will be discussed.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): COMP 2020  
Incompatible Subjects: INFS 3017 Web Systems Development  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 7001  Advanced Healthcare Data Environments  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 301028  

This unit extends the students knowledge of Health Informatics by introducing concepts relating to electronic communications within the health industry. It exposes students to a variety of environments used to create, store, transfer and deliver healthcare data. Areas include minimum data sets, data linkage, messaging concepts/standards, terminologies, healthcare evaluation, electronic health records and related standards, security, privacy and trust, medico legal, epidemiology and population health together with TeleHealth/TeleMedicine approaches, methodologies, tools and techniques. Advanced skills and knowledge on researching into recent developments in specific sub-topics will be acquired through assessment components in the unit.

Level: Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 7002  Advanced Healthcare Software and Systems  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 301029  

In this unit students will learn the concepts underpinning the services computing paradigm of "bridging the gap between Business Services and IT Services". Services Computing technology includes Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA), business consulting methodology and utilities, business process modelling, transformation and integration. Students will learn, through the development of practical examples, how to utilise these technologies within a healthcare context. Advanced knowledge and knowledge of recent developments in specific sub-topics will also be acquired through practical components in the unit.

Level: Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 7003  Advanced Topics in ICT  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300694  

The information and communications technologies are advancing at an ever-increasing rate. The whole world is now interconnected. The World Wide Web community is actively engaged in developing the next generation of the Web. Social networking on the Internet is facilitated by the latest developments such as Facebook, YouTube and MySpace. Artificial Intelligence is increasingly intertwined with the decisions we make every day. Large scale storage technologies are leading to Cloud Computing where data and applications may reside anywhere in the world. Research in how to access meaningful data from the vast amounts on the Web has led to initiatives such as Semantic Web and Linked Data. Mashups mix data from disparate sources to enable users to work more efficiently. Wireless and mobile computing are changing the market place. All of these trends are still in their early stages. To make sense of all these developments, the top echelons of the World Wide Web Consortium are actively engaged in creating a new discipline called Web Science. Advanced Topics in ICT will enable the students to appreciate the scale of new developments and create prototypes of applications in their desired ambit. This unit consists of three Topics selected each semester. Assessment will be by a series of discussion paper assignments here students will show they have met the unit learning outcomes.

Level: Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 7017  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 7004  Content Management Systems and Web Analytics  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300697  

Content management systems (CMS) is a collective name for a wide range of web applications used by organisations/institutions/enterprises and social communities in establishing a continuing web presence. They may connect to backend systems and can provide complete web application services. This unit builds on both the conceptual and practical skills/knowledge to develop and utilise CMS's; in their management; in technical, legal, ethical and security issues; and in utilising web analytics to obtain business intelligence of their operation and impact.

Level: Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: LGYA 5891 Web Site Management and Security  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 7005  Smart Construction  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 301189  

This unit introduces the evolving smart technologies applicable to construction and facilitates critical thinking in how these technologies can be gainfully applied in the construction industry. It builds up understanding of the subject content from baseline principles of management information systems moving towards evolving new technologies such as digital engineering, Building Information Modelling, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence among others. The modern construction enterprises are critically analysed to determine the application of suitable technologies for their advancement.

Level: Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 7006  Software Testing and Automation  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300770  

Software Testing and Automation will cover topics in two sections - Fundamentals of Software Testing and Test Automation. Section 1 will enable students to get a good understanding of different types of testing, the entire life cycle of Testing; how to design and prepare Test Cases, Test Data, execute these Test Cases and manage the defects. Students will also learn the importance of exclusive Test Environment for Testing and how to create a Traceability Matrix relating Requirements to Test Cases. Since approaches to testing software have also evolved with rigorous systematic approaches and advanced tools to automate some of the testing tasks. Section 2 will expose students to Test Automation using an automation tool, Object mapping and repository creation, Exception handling, logging and reporting, and Creation and Execution of Automation scripts.

Level: Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 7007  Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300977  

The main purpose of this unit is to provide students with an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience of developing a business information system in a systematic way. This unit examines the general methodology of systems development life cycle, including different phases and various modeling techniques. The unit specialises in the development of a full systems analysis and design documentation by using system development methodologies, including data analysis and modeling methods. It extensively covers database design techniques where students will use a set of business rules obtained from requirements and use case analysis, and database implementation using a commercial database management system. At the same time, student learning, intercommunication and collaborative working skills are enhanced by student participation in tutorial presentations and group assignments.

Level: Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 7008  Systems and Network Security  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300696  

This unit is concerned with the protection of information in computing systems and when transferred over networks. It addresses techniques for securing networking applications and their security arrangements. Students gain an understanding of the fundamentals of the provision of security in networks and systems, as well as an appreciation of some of the problems that arise in devising practical security solutions.

Level: Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: LGYA 5882 - Distributed Systems and Network Security  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 7009  Web Technologies  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300693  

This unit covers the technologies required for the construction and maintenance of web pages and web sites. It focuses on the web page and site design, markup languages, client-side technologies such as Cascading Style Sheets and Javascript, as well as server-side technologies such as web servers, database connectivity, and server side scripting. It also includes the use of multi-media, security, access rights, and the exploration of some of the latest technological wonders populated on the Internet. This unit is heavily orientated towards practical experience based on amplifying the theoretical concepts.

Level: Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
INFS 9001  Higher Degree Research Thesis - Information Systems  (20 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 800222  
Level: PhD and Research Masters Level 9 subject  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject