Course Information Undergraduate prospectus

Information Technology Planning

Course summary

Course code: COMP1647
Level: 6
Credits: 15
School: Architecture, Computing and Hums
Department: Computing and Information Sys.
Course Coordinator(s): Richard Johnson


Pre and co requisites

An understanding of the resources that comprise an information technology system.


The aim of this course is:
To understand the process of developing information technology to enable the organisation to achieve its business objectives.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course students will be able to:
A. Discuss the role and significance of how information technology can aid the business enterprise.
B. Explain the activities involved in assessing how information technology systems support the business.
C. Evaluate the methods and techniques used to assess and monitor information technology systems, including e-business and e-commerce.

Indicative content

Types of information technology systems; enterprise and functional information technology systems; systems implementation. Strategic decision making within Business and how to employ e-business; understanding

Ethical, Legal, Social & Professional Issues:
This course deals with a variety of ELSP issues including, information and data privacy; external and internal risks such as security, viruses and hacking; software copying; moral, legal and ethical dilemmas; professional conduct in a working environment.

Personal and Professional Skills:
A range of personal and professional skills will be developed during the course. The coursework typically will focus on an appropriate case study and involve the application of a range of skills developed during the course. This will allow for the development of comprehension, synthesis, analysis and critical evaluation abilities.
Tutorials will involve case study analysis to be carried out individually or in teams and will allow for the development of communication skills, problem solving, presentation, and critical evaluation.

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.

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 24;
tutorials 12.

Guided independent study:
Note: include in guided independent study preparation for scheduled sessions, follow up work, wider reading or practice, revision.
Independent coursework 114.

Placements (including work placement and year abroad).

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


Methods of Assessment - coursework; grading mode - numeric; weighting% - 100; pass mark - 40; word length -2500 - 4000; outline details - management report based around a practical case study. Students are required to give a presentation of the findings of the research of the report; last item of assessment - report; are students required to pass all components in order to pass the course - yes.