STU45006 – Strategic Information Systems

Module CodeSTU45006
Module Name Strategic Information Systems
ECTS Weighting[1]10 ECTS
Semester taughtSemester 1 & 2
Module Coordinator/s  Diana Wilson and Guest Lecturers

Module Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • On successful completion of this module, students will be able to;
  • LO1  Understand the theoretical principles of strategies and its applications in Information Systems in society and the workplace;
  • LO2  Describe requirements for implementing strategies in Information Systems;
  • LO3  Recognise differences between strategies, tactics and operations in Information Systems;
  • L04  Develop Strategic information Systems policies for real world problems.

Module Content

The objective of this course is to introduce students to Strategic Information Systems in the workplace and society.  It examines how existing Strategic Information Systems as well as emerging, disruptive Information Systems can support improved organisational and societal performance. Additionally, discussion in class will focus on the increasing need for industry and society to develop information systems strategies and awareness regarding the design of these systems in order to understand the potential for change. The module will address unorthodox and non-traditional perspectives to develop critical thinking in a fast changing world.

Teaching and learning Methods

Lectures, tutorials and guest lecturers.

Assessment Details

Assessment ComponentBrief Description Learning Outcomes Addressed% of totalWeek setWeek Due
1 Group assignment project all 50 First weekLast week
1 individual assignment essay all 50First week Last week

Reassessment Details

Individual assignment 100%

Contact Hours and Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours (scheduled hours per student over full module), broken down by: 44 hours
Laboratory0 hours
Tutorial or seminar22 hours
Other0 hours
Independent study (outside scheduled contact hours), broken down by:88 hours
Preparation for classes and review of material (including preparation for examination, if applicable0 hours
completion of assessments (including examination, if applicable)0 hours
Total Hours132 hours

Recommended Reading List

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

Module Pre-requisites

Prerequisite modules: NA

Other/alternative non-module prerequisites: NA

Module Co-requisites


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