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ISYS2140: Information Systems (2017 - Semester 1)

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Unit: ISYS2140: Information Systems (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Intermediate
Faculty/School: School of Computer Science
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Liu, Na
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: INFO1103 OR INFO1903 OR INFS1000 OR INFO1003.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit will provide a comprehensive conceptual and practical introduction to information systems (IS) in contemporary organisations. Key topics covered include:

* Basic concepts of information systems

* E-business and e-commerce

* E-payment and M-commerce

* Online marketing and social media

* Information systems for competitive advantage

* Functional and enterprise systems

* Business intelligence

* Information systems acquisition

* Information security, ethics, and privacy
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Lecturer/s: Dr Liu, Na
Tutor/s: Cokorda Rai Adi Pramartha
Timetable: ISYS2140 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 1 13
2 Tutorial 1.00 1 13
3 Independent Study 6.00

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 design an information systems solution as part of the tutorial exercise and the group project. Design (Level 3)
There are multiple group assignments. Extensive research work is required from each student and student team - for case study discussion and group assignments. Information Seeking (Level 2)
Every Student is required to work in a team and also required to present for his/her team through out the semester. Communication (Level 3)
20% of total assessment is allocated to team work Project and Team Skills (Level 2)

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

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 3)
1. Ability to apply systems approach to analyse IT-related problem in organizations. Students are put into various situations (in the form of cases) and are required to work out solutions.
Information Seeking (Level 2)
2. Ability to use library databases and search online material
Communication (Level 3)
3. Ability to present ideas and make arguments effectively
Project and Team Skills (Level 2)
4. Experience team work through the team assignments and presentations.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Tutorial Exercises No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4,
2 Mid-semester Quiz * No 20.00 Week 7 1, 3,
3 Group Project Yes 20.00 Week 13 1, 2, 3, 4,
4 Final Exam No 50.00 Exam Period 1, 3,
Assessment Description: Tutorial Exercise: Require students to attend the tutorial and attempt the tutorial exercises. Each tutorial will take 1 mark. There is no makeup or special consideration for missing the tutorial exercise.

Mid-term Quiz: It is an one-hour quiz during lecture hour. It will be closed-book quiz. It must be repeated if a student misses it due to special consideration.

Group Project: A penalty of 20% per day will be applied for late submission.

Final Exam: This will be a closed-book exam. A student must get 40% in the final exam to pass the unit, regardless of the sum of his/her individual marks.
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 IT 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.
Recommended Reference/s: Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.

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 Course Overview and Introduction
Week 2 E-Business and E-commerce
Week 3 Mobile Commerce and E-payment
Week 4 Online Marketing and Social Media
Week 5 Information Systems for Competitive Advantage
Week 6 Information Systems within the Organisation
Week 7 Assessment Due: Mid-semester Quiz *
Week 8 Supply Chain Management and Customer Relationship Management
Week 9 Business Intelligence
Week 10 Information Systems Development and Acquisition
Week 11 Information Security
Week 12 Information Ethics and Privacy
Week 13 Course Review
Assessment Due: Group Project
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
Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Computer Science) 2014 and earlier 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Information Systems) 2014 and earlier 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Information Systems)(Advanced) 2014 and earlier 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Arts 2015, 2016
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Commerce 2015, 2016
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Medical Science 2015, 2016
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Science 2015, 2016
Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science) 2014 and earlier 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Information Technology (Information Systems) 2014 and earlier 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems)/Arts 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Commerce 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Medical Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Law 2012, 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology 2015, 2016
Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2022
Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Computer Science)(Advanced) 2014 and earlier 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Computer Science & Tech. Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2022
Aeronautical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Science 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Science 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Science 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical / Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Aeronautical (Space) / Science 2015
Biomedical /Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Science 2015
Civil / Science 2015
Electrical / Science 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Science 2015
Electrical (Power) / Science 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Science 2015
Mechanical / Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechanical (Space) / Science 2015
Mechatronic / Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechatronic (Space) / Science 2015
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Science 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) / Science 2011
Software Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Information Technology 2015, 2016
Information Technology (Computer Science)/Arts 2012
Information Technology (Computer Science) / Science 2012
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Laws 2015, 2016
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Science 2012

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Design (Level 3) Yes 42.5%
Information Seeking (Level 2) Yes 7.5%
Communication (Level 3) Yes 42.5%
Professional Conduct (Level 2) No 0%
Project and Team Skills (Level 2) Yes 7.5%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 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.