COIS11011 - Foundations of Business Computing
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

Concepts and terminology of computer hardware, software, data storage and data communications are covered in this unit. The unit focuses on the relationship between computer technology and business organisations. Concepts covered include information systems development, use and management. Emerging technologies and their effect on how organisations do business are also covered.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Distance
  • Melbourne
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney
  • Townsville

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Examination 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Encourage students to start their assignments earlier. Self-reflection Remind students of deadlines and assist with their time management. Continue to encourage in-class and online forum discussion of weekly tutorial questions and ensure assessments are written in clear and easily understood language.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Understand the basic concepts and terminology relating to computer hardware, software, data storage, and data communications.
  2. Understand the networked economy and how information technology provides the infrastructure for this new economy.
  3. Discuss human factors associated with the use of computerised information systems, including managerial, ethical and social considerations.
  4. Describe how information systems and organisations effect each other.
  5. Describe the acquisition and development of information systems.
  6. Demonstrate report writing skills and idea formulation/presentation using charts, graphs, and presentation software.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:

  • Information Analysis (INAN)
  • Business Analysis (BUAN)
  • Data Analysis (DTAN)
  • Problem Management (PBMG)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment          
3 - Examination  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving  
3. Critical Thinking  
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work            
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence  
8. Ethical practice  

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Examination        

Prescribed Textbooks

Management Information Systems, 1st Australasian Edition
Author/s: Gray, Issa, Pye, Troshani, Rainer, Prince, Watson Year: 2015
Edition: 1st Publisher: WILEY
City: New York State: New York
Country: United States of America
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

Students can purchase the e-text via this link: http://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/management-information-systems-1st-australian-edition/ for $70. The benefits of the e-text are as follows:

  1. Lifetime access
  2. 24 hour access to your textbook online and offline
  3. Use on iPad, tablet, computer or smartphone
  4. Search, highlight and take notes

However, if you still prefer a paper text, copies will still be available at the CQUni Bookshop here.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Office software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Open Office, etc)
  • Internet
  • CQUniversity Student Email
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorMd Rahat Hossain (m.hossain@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Introduction to information systems

1

Week 2 17-07-2017

Organisational strategy, competitive advantage and information systems

2

Week 3 24-07-2017 Data and knowledge management

3

Week 4 31-07-2017

Telecommunications and networking

4

Week 5 07-08-2017 Wireless, mobile computing and mobile commerce

10

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Week 6 21-08-2017

Ethics and privacy

6

Assessment 1 - Developing Computing and Business Skills Due Friday (25 Aug 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 7 28-08-2017

Information security

7

Week 8 04-09-2017

E-business and e-commerce

9

Week 9 11-09-2017

Information systems within the organisation

11

Week 10 18-09-2017

Extending the organisation to customers

12

Assessment 2 - Survey of IS Theory Due Friday (22 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 25-09-2017 Extending the organisation along the supply chain

13

Week 12 02-10-2017 Acquiring information systems and applications

14

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

Unit Coordinator:

Md Rahat Hossain

Building 30/1.12, Rockhampton

Email: m.hossain@cqu.edu.au (Best contact)

Telephone: +617 4923 2068

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 1 - Developing Computing and Business Skills
Task Description

In this assignment, you will carry out analysis of a given case study. This will be done using MS-Excel and through these exercises you will learn the following skills:

  • How to use a spreadsheet with multiple sheets
  • How to link data in multiple sheets
  • How to use various in-built formulae/functions
  • How to organise data in a sheet
  • How to generate graphs from MS-Excel data sets

You will also learn to use MS-Word and/or MS-PowerPoint as a tool for organising and presenting your ideas in a coherent manner.

This assignment will be submitted online through Moodle unit website.

The full specification for this assessment and the marking criteria are available on Moodle unit website.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Friday (25-Aug-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 8 Friday (08-Sep-2017)
Within 2 weeks of the due date or within 2 weeks of submission (whichever is the later)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment 1 marking criteria is accessible on Moodle unit website which will include details information on how it will be assessed.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit by clicking appropriate assessment submission link on Moodle unit website.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

4. Describe how information systems and organisations effect each other.

5. Describe the acquisition and development of information systems.

6. Demonstrate report writing skills and idea formulation/presentation using charts, graphs, and presentation software.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 2 - Survey of IS Theory
Task Description

In this assessment, you will survey a number of selected topics in Information Systems many of which are emerging trends in the field. This survey will entail studying the selected topics from the prescribed textbook, carrying out further research on these topics and then presenting the results of your survey.

Documentation of your survey findings will be done in MS-Word. In this exercise you will learn to:

  • Use MS-Word as a tool for structuring and presenting your ideas in a coherent manner
  • Use MS-Word styles and templates to structure your essay
  • Carry out research on a topic, interpreting and presenting your findings
  • Reference the sources of information you have researched (Harvard style)

This assignment will be submitted online through Moodle unit website.

The full specification for this assessment and the marking criteria are available on Moodle unit website.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (22-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017)
Within 2 weeks of the due date or within 2 weeks of submission (whichever is the later)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment 2 marking criteria is accessible on Moodle unit website which will include details information on how it will be assessed.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit by clicking appropriate assignment submission link on Moodle unit website.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

6. Demonstrate report writing skills and idea formulation/presentation using charts, graphs, and presentation software.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 50%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - 40% of the total weight of the examination paper.
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Understand the basic concepts and terminology relating to computer hardware, software, data storage, and data communications.

2. Understand the networked economy and how information technology provides the infrastructure for this new economy.

3. Discuss human factors associated with the use of computerised information systems, including managerial, ethical and social considerations.

4. Describe how information systems and organisations effect each other.

5. Describe the acquisition and development of information systems.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy


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