Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Analyse and explain issues that arise with the adoption / acquisition of technology that enable core business processes and support business strategic goals
  2. Use appropriate software tools for the provision of business solutions
  3. Discuss the impact telecommunications (Internet, networks, mobile devices) and social media has on developing business solutions and the subsequent use of Business Intelligence tools to facilitate competitive advantage for organisations
  4. Describe ethical, cultural and security concerns associated with the use of technology within organisations
  5. Independently or collaboratively communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences and function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team.
  • Topics
    • Organisations in the digital economy
    • Information Systems: their evolution to current role and purpose in business & society
    • Data and information management in the digital economy; Ethical, legal and security issues
    • Business processes: evolution and support of IS
    • E-Commerce Networks and commercial internet applications
    • IS to support business transactions & processes; supply and chain management, customer relationship management; enterprise systems
    • IS to support managerial decision making, business intelligence, business analytics, and knowledge management

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SWI-INF10014
  • SWI-CIS11

Special requirements

Please note: INF10003 has a required eTextbook, more information can be found under Special Requirements in the 'Are you eligible to study' section.

This subject aims to instill an appreciation of how technology can be used to assist business, without the technology becoming an end in itself. In particular, the subject aims to generate an awareness of the importance of information to decision-making and how to provide such information to ensure its usefulness to the decision makers. Students gain a strong foundation of business systems fundamentals and the influence of the Internet on business stakeholders; customers, suppliers, manufacturers, service makers, regulators, managers and employees.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.

  • Assignment 1 - Individual (30-40%) (0%)
  • Assignment 2 - Individual (10-20%) (0%)
  • Assignment 3 - Group (30-50%) (0%)
  • Assignment 4 - Individual (10-20%) (0%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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