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Information systems ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: I Jagielska

Caulfield First semester 2005 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2005 (Day)

Synopsis: The unit examines and discusses the following topics: the concept of the system and its application to management of organisational information; the process of information systems development; the roles played and skills needed by professionals in that process; the techniques used by systems analysts, emphasising the concept of abstraction and its application in process modelling as DFDs; techniques of information elicitation for problem appreciation and analysis; types of information systems and their application to business problems; systems analysis as a social process; the need for high-level interpersonal communication skills, and knowledge of presentation techniques.

Assessment: Examination: 60% + Assignments: 40%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Prohibitions: CFR1001, CFR1120, CFR1123, CFR1129, CFR1305, GCO1813, GCO2601, GCO2852, CSE1204, SYS1001, SYS115, SYS2761, IMS1805