University of Technology Sydney

320557 Enabling Enterprise Information Systems

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UTS: Information Technology: Computer Science
Credit points: 6 cp

Subject level:

Postgraduate

Result type: Grade and marks

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Description

This postgraduate subject introduces students to the uses of information systems in generating business value for organisations. It deals with the different types of enterprise information requirements, application of information systems to business problems, and recent developments and technologies in the marketplace. Emphasis is on organisational strategies for information systems, mobile, cloud and social computing, and design activities.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

1. Evaluate different uses of Information systems in supporting organisational value
2. Examine basic technologies enabling business outcomes;
3. Use basic skills for information requirements gathering, business analysis and design;
4. Assess and identify management issues related to information systems activities within an enterprise;
5. Evaluate the responsibilities of Information systems professionals;

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes specifically to the development of the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs):

  • Socially Responsible: FEIT graduates identify, engage, and influence stakeholders, and apply expert judgment establishing and managing constraints, conflicts and uncertainties within a hazards and risk framework to define system requirements and interactivity. (B.1)
  • Design Oriented: FEIT graduates apply problem solving, design thinking and decision-making methodologies in new contexts or to novel problems, to explore, test, analyse and synthesise complex ideas, theories or concepts. (C.1)
  • Technically Proficient: FEIT graduates apply theoretical, conceptual, software and physical tools and advanced discipline knowledge to research, evaluate and predict future performance of systems characterised by complexity. (D.1)

Teaching and learning strategies

Students will learn through a combination of topic presentation, design and activities.

Content (topics)

In a world where organizations are constantly trying to grow and gain a competitive advantage, Enterprise Information Systems play a vital role in helping organizations to achieve their objectives. This subject covers information strategies, models, frameworks, and technologies that enable organizations to support their everyday business as well as to succeed in their competitive environments. The subject does not need any technical or programing background; rather it critically analyzes the applications of a variety of enterprise information systems for organizations. Real world problems and case studies will be applied and students need to provide critical and relevant solutions. The subject primarily covers the following topics Topics covered are:

  1. Information Systems Overview and Real World IS challenges
  2. Organizational strategy and competitive advantages
  3. Supporting business processes
  4. Design thinking
  5. Acquiring information systems
  6. Social, mobile and cloud computing
  7. E-commerce and E-business
  8. Intelligent systems
  9. Information systems ethics, privacy and security

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Information System review and evaluation

Intent:

To use organisations as case studies to evaluate both intra- and inter-organisational systems for digital transformation, emerging technologies, business processes, strategic value, and threats.

Objective(s):

This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives (SLOs):

1, 3 and 4

This assessment task contributes to the development of the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs):

B.1, C.1 and D.1

Type: Report
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 30%

Assessment task 2: Design Exercise Report and Video

Intent:

To apply the design thinking approach towards innovative challenges and design of creative solutions.

Objective(s):

This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives (SLOs):

1, 2, 3 and 4

This assessment task contributes to the development of the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs):

B.1, C.1 and D.1

Type: Case study
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 50%

Assessment task 3: Quiz

Intent:

Understanding the current trends and challenges in information systems and evaluate the responsibilities of Information systems professionals.

Objective(s):

This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives (SLOs):

2, 4 and 5

This assessment task contributes to the development of the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs):

B.1 and D.1

Type: Quiz/test
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 20%

Minimum requirements

In order to pass the subject, a student must achieve an overall mark of 50% or more.

Recommended texts

Brown, T., & Wyatt, J. (2015). Design thinking for social innovation. Annual Review of Policy Design, 3(1), 1-10.

Janson, M. A., & Smith, L. D. (1985). Prototyping for systems development: a critical appraisal. MIS Quarterly, 9(4), 305-316.

Rainer, R. K., & Prince, B. (2016). Introduction to information systems (6th ed.). Wiley.

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