This unit aims to provide students with an advanced knowledge of fundamental aspects of information systems and related project development. Students build on the knowledge and skills developed in their previous studies to examine and develop project outcomes that have potential real-world impact in varied global and local contexts. Emphasis will be on project-based total solutions from business cases. Students will critically reflect upon conceptual processes, solution design and deployment in relation to the application of modern technology infrastructure, platforms, and tools such as those from a cloud. This unit is conducted in collaboration with the IBM Academic Initiative Program and its Academic Skills Cloud Program. Students draw on their learning across their degree studies to complete diverse authentic learning tasks which involve problem solving, project planning and scheduling in relation to information systems projects and project management. Themes in project communication are emphasised including effective project reporting and evaluation. Key areas relating to information systems projects are introduced including research skills, business analysis, testing, documentation and user training. Students engage with the content through a range of activities that are grounded in scenario-based learning which contextualise target knowledge and skills. Student learning will be guided and assessed by means of presentations, a project plan and a final project report.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
BCO3447

Prerequisites

NIT2113 - Cloud Application Development

NIT2171 - Introduction to ICT Management

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Elucidate key aspects of information systems and their links to real-world examples through team-based collaborations;  
  2. Conceptually map key concepts in information systems according to business requirements;  
  3. Critically review a body of relevant theoretical knowledge as the basis for analysis of an information systems business scenario;  
  4. Evaluate the knowledge and skills necessary to develop both conceptual (e.g. various project documentations) and tangible (e.g. through demonstrations) support for a project outcome;  
  5. Critically reflect upon cloud-based solutions as means to address complex and important problems in diverse real-world information systems cases;  
  6. Interrogate issues involved in service-oriented design associated with the application of cloud resources; and  
  7. Advocate and justify recommendations to project stakeholders to address problems in an information systems business scenario in a presentation that utilises effective communication tools.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Project Project Proposal Presentation 15%
Project Requirements Specification Document 40%
Project Project Submission 30%
Presentation Final Project Presentation and Demonstration 15%

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