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CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 27 January 2023


Students entering the information systems/information technology profession need to have good knowledge of the core concepts of information systems which is critical for workers in every discipline of business, commerce and information technology in Australia. The student must have a working knowledge of how information systems are used in business processes from communications, to transaction processing, to data analytics and in business functions ranging from marketing to human resources to accounting and finance. Students need to develop the knowledge of how business information systems enables organisations and individuals to perform more effectively and efficiently. Students need to be skilled in order to analyse and solve problems using business information systems. Students need to understand and be able to work with the professional and ethical issues typically encountered by IT professionals. In terms of national accreditation, this course is aligned with of the Australian Computer Society’s body of knowledge.

This course provides business, commerce and information technology practitioners with the opportunity to explore core information systems concepts, within the context of business and information technology, to enable effective application of business information systems as support tools within their profession. Participants will explore core concepts of business information systems, including ethical issues typically encountered by IT professionals; and will be able to develop a range of business information systems practical skills. Participants will also be able to communicate the findings from these information systems to appropriate audiences. Participants will apply their knowledge of core information systems concepts through multiple choice, short answer and case study based questions within an examination context. Core skills learnt in this course will be assumed as part of subsequent courses in business, commerce and information systems.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 January 2023