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COMP5206: Information Technologies and Systems (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: COMP5206: Information Technologies and Systems (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Computer Science
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Kuan, Kevin
Session options: Semester 1, Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit will provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of information systems from an organisational perspective. The critical role of information and knowledge management will be emphasised from both conceptual and practical standpoints. Key topics covered will include:

* IS for Competitive Advantage

* Managing IS infrastructure

* E-Commerce

* Enterprise Systems (ERP, SCM, CRM)

* Business Intelligence

* IS Development and Acquisition

* IS Security Management
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Lecturer/s: Dr Kuan, Kevin
Tutor/s: TBA
Timetable: COMP5206 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 3.00 1 13
2 Independent Study 6.00 13

Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.

Attribute Development Method Attribute Developed
Students are required to identify important issues on IS/IT management, analyse the problems involved, and design appropriate solutions inside and outside the classroom. Design (Level 4)
In the individual and group assignments, students are required to conduct independent research to identify, synthesize, and analyse the relevant information to complete the assignments. Information Seeking (Level 4)
Students are required to prepare presentations and facilitate discussions on various IS/IT issues. Communication (Level 4)
Students need to work effectively as a team in the group project. Project and Team Skills (Level 4)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

Design (Level 4)
1. Ability to identify important IS/IT issues, analyse the problems involved, and develop comprehensive solutions that address the issues effectively.
Information Seeking (Level 4)
2. Ability to conduct independent research and analysis on various IS/IT issues using appropriate information obtained from diverse sources.
Communication (Level 4)
3. Ability to present ideas and arguments effectively, engage the audience, and stimulate intellectual discussion.
Project and Team Skills (Level 4)
4. Ability to deliver a comprehensive and integrated IS/IT solutions that reflects a collective effort from a professional project team.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Presentation Yes 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4,
2 Quiz No 20.00 Week 7 1, 3,
3 Group Project (Written Report) Yes 10.00 Week 10 1, 2, 3, 4,
4 Group Project (Presentation) Yes 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4,
5 Final Exam No 50.00 Exam Period 1, 3,
Assessment Description: * indicates an assessment task which must be repeated if a student misses it due to special consideration.

Class Participation: Active participation in class discussion.

Quiz: Written test during the lecture.

Group Report: A proposal on an innovative IS-enabled business solution. Late submission is subject to penalty of 20% of the mark per day.

Group Presentation: Oral presentation on the business proposal. Presentation materials are due in Week 10. Late submission is subject to penalty of 20% of the mark per day. The actual presentation will be held in Week 10, 11, 12, or 13 as determined by the unit coordinator.

Final Exam: Written examination covering all aspects of the unit of study.

Mark moderation: There may be statistically defensible moderation when combining the marks from each component to ensure consistency of marking between markers, and alignment of final grades with unit outcomes.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Minimum Pass Requirement It is a policy of the School of Computer Science that in order to pass this unit, a student must achieve at least 40% in the written examination. For subjects without a final exam, the 40% minimum requirement applies to the corresponding major assessment component specified by the lecturer. A student must also achieve an overall final mark of 50 or more. Any student not meeting these requirements may be given a maximum final mark of no more than 45 regardless of their average.
Policies & Procedures: IMPORTANT: School policy relating to Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

In assessing a piece of submitted work, the School of Computer Science may reproduce it entirely, may provide a copy to another member of faculty, and/or to an external plagiarism checking service or in-house computer program and may also maintain a copy of the assignment for future checking purposes and/or allow an external service to do so.

Other policies

See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Introduction to Information Systems
Week 2 Information Systems for Competitive Advantage
Week 3 Managing IS Infrastructure and Services
Week 4 E-Business and E-Commerce
Week 5 Digital Marketing and Social Media
Week 6 Mobile Commerce
Week 7 Mid-Semester Quiz
Assessment Due: Quiz
Week 8 Enterprise Systems I
Week 9 Enterprise Systems II
Week 10 Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Analytics
Assessment Due: Group Project (Written Report)
Week 11 IS Acquisition and Development
Week 12 IS Security and Risk Management
Week 13 Review
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Exam

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Graduate Diploma in Computing (till 2014) 2012, 2013, 2014
Master of IT/Master of IT Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Software 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Software / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Software / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Software / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Law 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software Engineering (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Graduate Diploma in Computing 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management (till 2014) 2013, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (till 2014) 2012, 2013, 2014
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management (till 2014) 2013, 2014
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (till 2014) 2012, 2013, 2014
Master of Health Technology Innovation 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Information Technology 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Information Technology Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Information Technology Management (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Master of Information Technology (till 2014) 2014
Software/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Design (Level 4) Yes 42.5%
Information Seeking (Level 4) Yes 7.5%
Communication (Level 4) Yes 42.5%
Professional Conduct (Level 4) No 0%
Project and Team Skills (Level 4) Yes 7.5%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.