Information Systems (ISYS2140)


This unit of study will provide a comprehensive conceptual and practical introduction to information systems (IS) in contemporary organisations. Content: General Systems Theory; Basic concepts of organisations, systems and information; The role of information systems in operating and managing organisations; How IS and the Internet enables organisations to adopt more competitive business models, including e-Commerce; The technologies that underpin IS; Distributed systems, including security, networking principles, the client server model and how distributed components locate and communicate with each other; The integration of disparate systems both within the organisation and between organisations, including the role of XML; Behavioural, managerial and ethical issues in implementing and managing IS.

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(Lec 2hrs & Prac 3hrs) per week


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

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

INFO1103 OR INFO1903 OR INFS1000 OR INFO1003


ISYS2006, INFO2007

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