Module Title:Information Systems
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Traditional theory classes incorporating class interaction. Workshop style classes for developing ER Diagrams, normalisation, process modelling etc Use of case studies where relevant (here we explore the existence of key theoretical concepts within case study material)
Module Aim: To provide the student with an insight into the design, development and utilisation of information systems in the modern organisation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand the different categories of information system that can be deployed in a modern enterprise
LO2 Have a detailed understanding of the different approaches to information systems development
LO3 Have a detailed understanding of the different system acquisition approaches and their impact on business strategy realisation
LO4 Be familiar with emerging concepts in the information systems discipline
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
2nd year Database & Visual Programming or equivalent.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Categories of Information Systems
MIS; DSS; EIS,OIS ES. Role of IS Department. Strategic Information Systems, ERP.
Approaches to Information Systems Development
Systems Development Life Cycle approaches e.g. SDLC, Rapid Application Development(RAD), Joint Application Development (JAD), Agile Development - SCRUM, XP, Pair Programming
Emerging IS Topics
Current areas of interest and any others that become relevant within the information systems discipline e.g. frameworks, case studies approaches to systems development, outsourcing, acquisition etc.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Test 1 This will assess a detailed understanding of the various categories of information system. 1,4 15.00 n/a
Examination Test 2 This will assess the student’s ability to identify and discern between the different approaches to systems development. 2,3,4 15.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4 70.00 End-of-Semester

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 20 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Estimated Learner Hours 20 Weeks per Stage 5.00
Total Hours 180.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCIT_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology Management 3 Mandatory
CW_KCCSY_D Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management 3 Mandatory