This subject identifies the concepts of the theory behind the application of information system and technologies. This subject also provides an overview of the skills applying software such as Excel and Access in providing solutions to temporary issues within an organisation.
The aim of this unit is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to optimise their current and future skills use in Information Technology (IT) and grasp new opportunities as the technology develops.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
The teaching and learning strategies to achieve the unit outcomes will be a combination of computer lab sessions providing application of theory to realistic problems and self-study.
Demonstrate an understanding of the role of information systems in business and other type of organisation.
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required and appropriate to the discipline of study.
Understand and utilise information data for formal and informal decisions.
Demonstrate an understanding of the key elements and components of information system.
Exams will take place in weeks 12 & 13. Please refer to the official Exam Timetable for further information.
Assessment Tasks 2 and 3 – (Practical Exams – Excel and Access)
These examinations will assess the student’s ability to solve business problems using software applications. In these examinations, students will be provided with some business problems and they will use their Access and Excel knowledge to solve them. Attending tutorial classes will help them to prepare for these examinations.
Assessment Tasks 1 and 4
Online quiz and final examination will assess the student’s understanding on Fundamentals of Information Systems concepts. Examinations will consist of multiple choice and/or descriptive type questions.
Tutorials will be held each week in the labs at scheduled tutorial times. Attendance at the tutorial classes is compulsory and the tutor will keep a record of the attendance each week. No marks will be awarded for tutorial work however it will greatly assist the students to successfully complete their assessment tasks.