20 credits at level HE4
This module provides the student with an understanding of the context and role of ICT for Business across all sectors. Students will be made aware of and develop the skills required to critically analyse an ICT system and develop MS Office applications to suit their needs.
The syllabus is to run over the first year of the Foundation Degree and will incorporate key subject elements of ICT as follows:
1. Recognise how different functional areas within organisations have different information requirements
2. Consider different information systems that exist
3. Consider different ways organisations can process data
4. Appraise information systems in organisations
1. Systems Analysis life cycle
2. Systems Analysis tools and techniques
3. Run a systems investigation
4. Functional and data modelling
Developing Solutions for Microsoft Office
1. Use Visual Basic
2. Build MS Office solutions using Visual Basic
A variety of academic and work based teaching and learning methods will be employed to include:
Presentations by external individuals
Directed independent study
Distance learning [presently Blackboard but the system will change for September 2006]
Use of videos and case studies
All study will be structured to develop the skills and knowledge of students so as to impart a balance between the attainment of knowledge and the development of opportunities for the student to establish an understanding of the principles of the subject areas.
Typical allocation of working hours would be:
Formal Lectures 14
Assignment Work 70
Directed Reading 30
Workplace study 48
Background Research 24
Total Hours: 200
Assessment is via one major assignment / Case Study and a number of short assignments designed to test the students understanding of the subject and ability to translate this knowledge into the generation of practical solutions to problems and opportunities identified during the workplace study.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Recognise how different functional areas within organisations have different information requirements.||Demonstrate awareness of the different functional areas that exist within organisations, clearly identifying the information needs each functional area may have for a given case study or real-life situation|
|2.||Consider different information systems that exist.||Classify the different types of information systems that exist, and consider the most common applications presently used to help organisations and functional areas solve their information problems|
|3.||Consider different ways organisations can process data.||Recognise the tools required to solve a given problem within an organisation. Examine the processing methods available to solve a particular problem and consider substitute methods.|
|4.||Appraise information systems in organisations.||Evaluate in detail a given system within an organisation or case study|
|5.||Systems Analysis life cycle.
Systems Analysis tools and techniques.
Run a systems investigation.
Functional and data modelling.
Clearly explain the systems life cycle in line with a practical working example.
Make use of data modelling and entity-relationship diagrams for a given case study or real-life situation.
For a given problem [either real-life or case study] run a systems investigation, identifying the problem, requirements and providing an analysis/answer.
Clearly identify the different system processes and functions that exist, produce a functional model and perform data modelling.
|6.||Use Visual Basic.
Build MS Office solutions using Visual Basic.
Make use of MS Visual Basic to such a standard that control tools, forms and menus can be effectively created.
Create MS Visual Basic front end solutions for each of the MS Office applications.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Information systems||Systems Analysis||Develop Solutions in MS Office||Major assignment/case study|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Business Information Systems: Analysis, Design and Practice. David Cobham, Graham Curtis. FT Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0273687921.
Pragmatic Guide to Business Process Modelling. Jon Holt (Paperback - September 26, 2005). British Computer Society. ISBN: 1902505662.
|Host Subject Group:||Business, Logistics & Information Systems|
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