These core subjects provide a firm foundation for proceeding to the capstone units offered in the final year.
HC1041 Information Technology for Business focuses on information technology and applications in business contexts. Students will be exposed to a range of basic IT concepts and principles, particularly as they apply to a business context. A variety of software applications for business will also be explored.
HS2011 Systems Analysis and Design provides an introduction to systems analysis and design and the systems development lifecycle (SDLC). It also incorporates practical knowledge and skills relating to system requirements, design, implementation, testing and maintenance phases of the systems development life cycle, as well as the development of a prototype to test understanding of SDLC processes.
HS2021 Database Design and Use provides an introduction to relational databases, database modelling, relational database theory and normalisation. Students are introduced to the database language SQL in sufficient depth to understand its potential and limitations. Multi-user database processing and Internet database applications are also explored. The subject is delivered face-to-face, and students are encouraged to explore database design and implementation issues through a hands-on practical application component.
HS2031 Human-Computer Interaction focuses on underlying theories of human-computer interaction. Students will be introduced to various design principles, guidelines for computer design from an end-user standpoint, evaluation techniques and issues relating to the social and individual impact of human-computer interaction. This subject also contains a practical work component.
HS2041 Enterprise Systems provides an introduction to Enterprise Systems (ES) and the incorporation of ES into core business processes. The content focuses on factors relating to ES adoption, selection and implementation decisions, particularly from a systems perspective. Students also gain an understanding of the necessity for effective communication processes relating to ES implementation across the organisation. Risks associated with ES implementation, maintenance and ongoing use will be covered in this subject.
HC2051 Web Applications Development builds on knowledge and skills acquired in previous subjects (Web Design and Human-Computer Interaction) and require an intermediate level of computer literacy and competence. This subject gives students the opportunity to further develop their technical knowledge and apply this to the development of a web based computer application.
HS2061 Information Systems Project Management provides an introduction to project management concepts and principles, and the way in which information systems project management differ from other types of projects in organisational environments. Aspects of project planning, resourcing, monitoring and evaluation are presented and analysed from a strategic business perspective. This subject includes case studies from business systems development projects, and contains a practical application component.
HC3152 E-Business Applications seeks to provide managers with a broad understanding of e-business, its technical base, its applications and the effects of e-business on individuals, organisations, society and government. The effect of e-business on the internal processes, structures and strategies of an organisation are identified and discussed. The subject incorporates case studies from Australia and overseas, with a focus on SMEs.
HS3011 Information Security provides a comprehensive overview of models, methods and new technologies utilised in information security. As students undertaking this program are studying information systems and business related subjects, the focus of the subject content relates particularly to security issues in information systems management. This subject is delivered face-to-face and includes analyses of current business case studies relating to information systems security.
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