STU33005 – Information Systems

Module CodeSTU33005
Module NameInformation Systems
ECTS Weighting[1]5 ECTS
Semester taughtSemester 2
Module Coordinator/s  Diana Wilson

Module Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
LO1 Understand and describe origins, development and deployment of Information
systems in organisations and society, both in theory and in practice.
LO2 Evaluate and assess emerging technologies and their potential.
LO3 Identify and understand the ethical, social and political issues raised by
Information Systems.

Module Content

The aim of the module is to introduce students to the crucial role that Information
Systems play in all aspects of society and the workplace as these domains undergo
trans-formative change. The module takes unorthodox and alternative perspectives
in order to develop critical thinking. While the module will cover all the usual suspects (data management, security, privacy, business alignment…), time will be made for ‘breaking news’ in the
technology sector.

Assignments will be reflective of real world problems and issues and how
Information Systems can mitigate against them.

Teaching and learning Methods

Lectures, tutorials and guest lecturers.

Assessment Details


Assessment ComponentBrief DescriptionLearning Outcomes Addressed% of totalWeek setWeek Due
1 group

LO3, LO4, LO5501st weeklast week
1 individual
Essay LO5, LO6501st week last week

Reassessment Details

Contact Hours and Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours (scheduled hours per student over full module), broken down by:33 hours
Lecture20 hours
Laboratory0 hours
Tutorial or seminar11 hours
Other2 hours
Independent study (outside scheduled contact hours), broken down by:0 hours
Preparation for classes and review of material (including preparation for examination, if applicable0 hours
completion of assessments (including examination, if applicable)66 hours
Total Hours99 hours

Recommended Reading List

No set text. Readings will be provided and websites recommended.

Module Pre-requisites

Prerequisite modules: None.

Other/alternative non-module prerequisites: None.

Module Co-requisites


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