INFS 1013 Information Systems in Context (UG Cert)

Credit Points 10

Description 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.

School Computer, Data & Math Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects INFS 1002 Information Systems in Context INFS 1003 Information Systems in Context

Restrictions Students need to be enrolled in program 7174 ? Undergraduate Certificate in ICT or 7179 - Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, Cybercrime and Behaviour

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Recognise and explain an information system with regards to its type, functionality, role and impact;
  2. Recognise and explain the role of management, information system professionals and end users when developing and implementing information systems in a business environment;
  3. Discuss the implications of contemporary issues affecting business information systems;
  4. Identify and explain the structure and business uses of data, information and knowledge banks.
  5. Apply knowledge of common business application packages to present written information at a professional level.
  6. Summarise, analyse and present data collected through research.

Subject Content

1.Key Issues in Information Systems, Applications of IS in Business: Fundamentals of IS, General Systems Theory, why businesses need IS, IS for business operations and competitive advantage, Changes in the business world.
2.Information Basics: Data representation and Information management, Databanks, Technology (Hardware, Software and Communications Technology) as it pertains to effective management of information, the Internet, Intranets and Extranets in business management.
3.Using and Developing IS: Developing business solutions through effective management of information, Managerial decision support through IS, focus on end-user needs in business IS, Strategic IS Planning, Business Process Redesign, Management of implementation of IS within business.
4.Business Challenges in Management of business globalisation, Security, Privacy and Ethics in business practices.
5.Practical Skills embedded to portfolio activities that will enhance and support students?f searching skills, the ability to write and critically analyse and effectively present findings using the MS packag


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
Simulation 1,200 words 40 N Individual
Portfolio 2 x 600 Words 40 N Individual
Presentation 5-7 minutes presentation 20 N Individual

Teaching Periods