Introduction to Information Systems (COMP5206)


This unit will provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of information systems from an organisational perspective. The critical role of information and knowledge management will be emphasised from both conceptual and practical standpoints. Methods and techniques for analysing systems and eliciting user requirements will be discussed. Key topics covered will include: * Basic Information Systems Concepts * Systems approach and systems thinking * E-Business and E-Commerce * Data and Knowledge Management * Systems Analysis and Development Methodologies * Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Information technologies * Web 2.0 and Social Computing Objectives: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to: 1. Develop a good understanding of important information concepts, 2. Deep understanding of the systems approach and its applicability. 3. Develop skills to perform systems analysis in contemporary systems environments 4. Understanding of major conceptual and technological developments in Information Systems

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One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial per week.


Through semester assessment (50%), Final Exam (50%)

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