Introduction to Information Systems
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- 27 Jul 2020
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On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of how and why information systems are used today
- identify the technological, human, and organisational contexts of information systems
- describe the major components of an information systems infrastructure
- discuss how organisations identify and use information systems to improve strategic advantage
- analyse the ethical issues associated with the information systems profession
- explain how organisations develop and acquire information systems and technologies to achieve their goals
- examine the various types of information systems that provide the information to support the operations and decision making of organisations
- create a simple information system to solve a problem
- be aware of emerging trends that enable new forms of communication, collaboration, and partnering.
- role of information systems in contemporary life
- technical, organisational and social issues underpinning information systems
- how information systems are organised, designed and built
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
This subject provides a broad introductory understanding of information systems, viewed from organisational and societal contexts, and provides students with a balance of technical and organisational perspectives to serve as the basis for further study in the discipline. It introduces business environments and explores how technology is integrated into business, government and community systems. It also provides an introduction to decision making and systems theory, and considers the role of IT professionals in solving organisational problems.
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.
Students will be assessed on the basis of two assignments, class participation which includes an e-portfolio of tutorial/lab exercises, and a final examination. Assignment 1: Short/medium answers addressing an overview of organisational IS - 10% Assignment 2: Report, addressing implementing IS - 15% Class Participation: Discussion and group work in the tutorials and forums - 10% and exercises: e-Portfolio including reflection/extension of tutorial work - 15% Examination: 2 hour, open book - 50% Students will receive written feedback on all continuous assessment items from their tutor and/or the unit coordinator.
- Workbook (25%%)
- Report (10%%)
- Report (15%%)
- Open Book Examination (50%%)
Textbooks are not required.