Course Information Undergraduate prospectus

Information Systems Management

Course summary

Course code: COMP1646
Level: 6
Credits: 15
School: Architecture, Computing and Hums
Department: Computing and Information Sys.
Course Coordinator(s): Keeran Jamil


Pre and co requisites

A good knowledge of the function of information systems within an organisation.


To understand how information systems can be managed to the best advantage of an organisation.

Learning outcomes

On completing this course successfully you will be able to:
A. Assess the contribution of information systems to the operation of the organisation.
B. Explain the range of activities involved in information systems management.
C. Evaluate different methods and approaches to solving information management problems.

Indicative content

Information and the organisation; the competitive environment and strategic advantage; categories of information systems; operational management of information systems; technology acquisition; strategic development of information systems; managing risks and threats to information systems; end-user computing; project management; ethical, legal and moral constraints.

Teaching and learning activity

Concepts will be introduced in lectures and practical applications will be developed through case study analysis aspart of supervised tutorial activities.

This course deals with a variety of ethical and professional issues including, information and data privacy; risks involving security, fraud and deliberate sabotage; software copying; moral, legal and ethical dilemmas; professional conduct in a working environment.
A range of personal and professional skills will be developed during the course. The coursework typically will involve research for an appropriate case study and the application of a variety of analysis skills. Completion of the coursework will allow for the development of comprehension, synthesis, analysis and critical evaluation.
Tutorials will involve case study analysis individually and in teams and will allow for the development of communication skills, problem solving, presentation, and critical evaluation.

Learning Time (1 credit = 10 hours)

Scheduled contact hours:
Note: include in scheduled time: project supervision, demonstrations, practical classes and workshops, supervised time in studio or workshop, scheduled lab work , fieldwork, external visits, work-based learning where integrated into a structured academic programme.
lectures 30;
tutorials 15.

Guided independent study:
Note: include in guided independent study preparation for scheduled sessions, follow up work, wider reading or practice, revision.
Independent coursework 30;
other non-scheduled time 75.

Total hours ('Should be equal to credit x 10') 150.


Methods of Assessment - coursework; grading mode - numeric; weighting% - 100%; pass mark - 40; word length - 2,500; outline details - case study analysis and demo; last item of assessment - demo; are students required to pass allcomponents in order to pass the course - yes.