Information Systems Principles and Practice
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- 27 Jul 2020
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On successful completion of this subject you should be able to:
establish how organisations identify and use information systems in order to achieve their objectives
provide examples of the various types of information systems that support the operations and decision-making processes of organisations
plan the phases and activities typically involved in the systems development life cycle
develop a variety of techniques for analysing and defining business problems and opportunities and determining system requirements
model system requirements using UML, including use case diagrams and descriptions, activity diagrams and domain class diagrams
demonstrate practical knowledge of normalisation and database design.
- The role of information systems in organisations
- Types of information system
- Information systems analysis and design
- Investigating system requirements
- Use case modelling
- Domain modelling - entity relationship diagrams and domain class diagrams
- Information systems sourcing
- Database design
- User interface design
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- SoftwareDetails - MS Visio or alternative tools
Information systems primarily exist to assist organisations to achieve their goals in a number of ways, including improving operations and supporting decision making processes. This subject explores how this happens by examining how organisations use information systems and then addressing the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully analyse, design and implement information systems. There is a significant hands-on component of the subject where students will demonstrate their understanding and achievement of the subject's objectives.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- After Class Quizzes (10%%)
- System Analysis Assignment (20%%)
- Database Assignment (20%%)
- Final Online Examination (50%%)
Textbooks are not required.