BUS102 Introduction to IT
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|Year 1, Semester 1
|Typical study commitment:
|Students will on average spend 10 hours per week over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities:
|4 timetabled hours per week, 6 personal study hours per week
This unit is designed to be an introductory unit in information technology. It focuses on key concepts of modern computer systems and their role in supporting business decision making. Students will understand the fundamentals of hardware, software, database, operating systems, networking, and programming and how these technologies influence and enhance an organisation’s environment and business model. They will gain specific hands-on experience by completing assignments and other in-class activities. This unit will also introduce some new emerging technologies such as cloud computing and the Internet of Things. It will also introduce security aspects of Information Systems and will discuss ethical, legal, and social issues related to Information Systems.
Unit learning outcomes (ULO)
|On the successful completion of this units student will be able to:
|Explain key computers structures and operations.
|Describe the operations of communication and networking models.
|Demonstrate an understanding of computer networks, the World Wide Web, and information security and its role in managing risk.
|Outline the main definitions of database, programming languages, cloud computing and virtualisation.
|Solve ethical concerns associated with IT privacy, accuracy, intellectual property and accessibility
Topics to be included in the unit
|Introduction to Information Systems in Organizations
|Computer components: hardware
|Computer components: software
|Database Systems and Big Data
|Networks and Cloud Computing
|Electronic Commerce and Enterprise Systems
|Business Intelligence and Analytics
|Knowledge Management and Specialized Information Systems
|System Acquisition and Development
|Cybercrime and Information System Security
|Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues of Information Systems
|Challenges of Global Information Systems & Revision
Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
|Indicative due week
|Assessment 1: Class Participation
|Assessment 2: Mid-Semester Exam
|Mid-semester exam week
|Assessment 3: Group Assignment
|Assessment 4: Final Exam
|Final exam week
The assessment due weeks provided may change. Your lecturer will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.