INFS 3006 Emerging Trends in Information Systems

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300584

Coordinator Ana Hol Opens in new window

Description 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.

School Computer, Data & Math Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) INFS 1002 AND
COMP 2020

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Review and analyse current and emerging trends in Information System technologies as well as implementation challenges;
  2. Analyse requirements and develop plans for IS applications and integration of systems;
  3. Examine the roles and suitability of developing business intelligence and data mining strategies for IS applications;
  4. Identify issues related to IS in organisations;
  5. Examine and evaluate collaborative IS technologies and applications;
  6. Develop a set of skills for applying strategies in future career settings;
  7. Review, analyse and summarise current literature in selected topic areas in ICT discipline.

Subject Content

- Current and emerging technologies and implementation challenges;
- Planning for system integration, changes and integrations;
- Factors relating to business intelligence, big data, web mining, and utilisation of sensor technologies;
- Personalisation of IS applications;
- Transforming organisations through IS: business models, measuring effectiveness and strategies;
- Globalisation of the IS business environment;
- Contemporary issues in IS: legal, ethical, social, regulatory, security;
- Emerging trends in eTransformation and eCollaboration;
- job readiness.

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
Assignment 1 2000 words 30 N Individual
Assignment 2 15 minute presentation 30 N Group
Assignment 3 3-5 min video and 1A4 PowerPoint Page 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Parramatta - Victoria Rd

Day

Subject Contact Ana Hol Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Sydney City

Day

Subject Contact Antoinette Cevenini Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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