INFO 0010 Information Technology in Business (WSTC Prep)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700278

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Description This unit introduces basic business concepts and how Information Systems can be used in Business. It also deals with Systems Analysis and Design, and Database Design and Development concepts. These concepts are introduced using a variety of case studies to provide authentic learning opportunities.

School Western Sydney The College

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Identify and explain business structures, support functions and operations.
  2. Explain how Information Systems are used in Business.
  3. Explain various phases of the System Development Life Cycle including activities and deliverables.
  4. Identify and explain different Software Development Methodologies.
  5. Demonstrate competency in using MS Access by: a. applying database modelling concepts, including design and normalisation of databases; b. creating and using forms; c. creating and using queries and reports.

Subject Content

1. The nature of business, its role in society and types of business structures, support functions & operations.
2. Internal and external influences on Business
3. Role of Information Systems in Business.
4. Systems Analysis and Design fundamentals.
5. Introduction to Database Design and Development concepts using MS Access.
1. The nature of business, its role in society and types of business structures, support functions & operations.
2. Internal and external influences on Business.
3. Role of Information Systems in Business.
4. Systems Analysis and Design fundamentals.
5. Introduction to Database Design and Development concepts using MS Access.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Tutorial and Classroom Participation 10 activities 10 N Individual
2a. Portfolio Part 1 (10%) 2b. Portfolio Part 2 (10%) Max 1.5 hours 20 N Individual
Intra-session exam 1 hour 15 N Individual
Applied Project 3 hours 15 N Individual
Final Examination 2 hours 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

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2022 Trimester 3

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