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CP1005 - Business and IT Interface

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Business

This subject focuses on IT in business, its uses, importance, and management. Areas covered include management of information services and infrastructures in organisations and the role of IT professionals in developing and implementing IT. The organisational framework for IT and IT professional practices is set within its broader social context. Techniques and tools for describing, analysing and managing IT services and infrastructures used in organisations will be introduced. The opportunities, problems and risks associated with IT uses in business will be examined.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand basic concepts of organisations, including organisational structures, the roles of individuals and groups in organisations, the role of communication in organisations;
  • Understand linkages between IT and business, including the role and importance in organisations and society, and the role of IT in achieving organisational objectives;
  • Consider ethics, rights and responsibilities associated with IT professionals in organisations;
  • Apply techniques and tools for describing, analysing, and managing IT services and infrastructures in organisations;
  • Recognise and evaluate the opportunities, risks and liabilities arising from the uses of IT in organisations.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively.

Availabilities

Beijing UT, Study Period 68, Internal
Census Date 28-Jun-2012
Coordinator: Mr Lindsay Ward
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (30%); practical participation (10%).

Beijing UT, Study Period 69, Internal
Census Date 13-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Mr Lindsay Ward
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (30%); practical participation (10%).

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Mr Lindsay Ward
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (30%); practical participation (10%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Mr Lindsay Ward
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (30%); practical participation (10%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Mr Lindsay Ward.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (30%); practical participation (10%).

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