School Of Computing, Engineering And Mathematics

Information Systems in ContextWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300573.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Ana Hol

Assumed Knowledge
2 Unit Mathematics and 2 Unit English (General)

Equivalent Units
700000 Information Systems in Context (WSTC)

Incompatible Units
200128 Introduction to Information Systems

Teaching Periods
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About this Unit
This unit aims to give students the ability to recognise and explain business information systems with regard to type, function, purpose, and the frameworks within which these systems are used. Topics in this unit include computing fundamentals; computer hardware and software; computers and society; use of business application packages - spreadsheets, word processing, database, graphics; organisational information systems; information systems development and acquisition; data and knowledge management; electronic commerce, internets, extranets; networking; enterprise-wide information systems; the internet and information systems security; privacy, ethics and computer crime.

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