Module Name, Abbreviated Name, Code
Information Systems, IS, COIY059H7
15 credits, level 7
Dave Wilson, Brian Gannon
The module sets the social and organisational contexts in which computing is deployed before exploring approaches, processes, methodologies and techniques commonly used for organisational information systems development. The impact of major movements, e.g. packaged approaches to information infrastructure development, outsourcing and offshoring are also explored. Students are required to demonstrate insight into professional and legal issues surrounding Information Systems development.
To empower students to appraise the environments in which information and communications technologies are effectively deployed and to make informed professional decisions about their development within fast changing socio-technical systems. Further to appraise, select or design information processing constructs including files and data schemata, programs and other coded units and the contexts to which they will be fitted. To understand the process of Information Systems development and develop powerful insights to the affects of such systems on evolving social constructs e.g. on-line markets, social structure as well as more traditional processes such as transaction processing and information reporting to management.
All dates and timetables are now listed in the programme booklets of the individual programmes.
Two in-class tests
Examination (80%): In-class-tests (20%)
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