CIS8009 Management of Business Data Communications and Telecommunications
|Semester 1, 2012 On-campus Toowoomba|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School or Department :||School of Information Systems|
|Version produced :||30 December 2013|
Examiner: Jianming Yong
Moderator: Michael Lane
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
While the 1980s are generally considered the decade of the microcomputer and the workstation, the last decade of the twentieth century has been dominated by the merger of communications and the computer in the networked enterprise. The potential of this technology change and its applications will only be optimally exploited with the full support, encouragement and initiative of management and the application of appropriate management skills. This course builds on the student's prerequisite knowledge of communications hardware, software and distributed systems by developing management paradigms for coordination and control of business data communications and telecommunications.
This course covers some key issues for networks and management in the field of data communications and telecommunications, under three broad headings: data communications and telecommunications technology, using data communications and telecommunications for competitive gain, and the role of management in telecommunications planning. Whilst no course in data communications and telecommunications can be remote from the technology, each issue is viewed from a management point of view (strategic, tactical, operational) rather than an engineering or technical one.
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- identify and analyse problems associated with the introduction of data communications and telecommunications technology
- synthesize reasoned arguments for the use of data communications and telecommunications for gain
- participate in strategic planning for data communications and telecommunications
- understand the important role of management in data communications and telecommunications.
|1.||Business data communications, telecommunications and its history||5.00|
|2.||Business applications of data communications and telecommunications||15.00|
|3.||Voice and data communications for business||20.00|
|4.||Network technologies (topology, protocol, architecture, LAN, WAN)||20.00|
|6.||The management of data communications and telecommunications||20.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2012&sem=01&subject1=CIS8009)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)
Panko, RR & Panko, JL 2010, Business data networks and telecommunications, 8th edn, Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
Summers, J & Smith, B 2010, Communication skills handbook, 3rd edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Queensland.
Reading materials will be advised via UConnect during the teaching period.
Student workload requirements
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|PRELIMINARY WORK||100||5||16 Mar 2012|
|RESEARCH PAPER 1||100||25||20 Apr 2012|
|RESEARCH PAPER 2||100||25||25 May 2012|
|EXAMINATION PART A||60||27||End S1||(see note 1)|
|EXAMINATION PART B||40||18||End S1|
- The examination is scheduled to be held in the end-of-semester examination period. Students will be advised of the official examination date for Examination (Parts A and B) after the timetable has been finalised. The total working time for Examination (Parts A and B) is 2 hours.
Important assessment information
It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)
Penalties for late submission of required work:
If students submit assignments after the due date without prior approval of the examiner, then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded.
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
This is a restricted examination. Candidates are allowed access to specific materials during the examination. The only materials that candidates may use in the examination for this course are (i) Writing materials: non-electronic and free from material which could give the student an unfair advantage in the examination; (ii) Translation dictionaries: with the examiner's approval, candidates may, take an appropriate non-electronic translation dictionary into the examination. This will be subject to perusal and, if it is found to contain annotations or markings that could give the candidate an unfair advantage, it may be removed from the candidate's possession until the appropriate disciplinary action is completed.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Assignments: (i) The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to the USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the despatch date, if requested by the examiner. (ii) Students must retain a copy of each assignment submitted for assessment. This must be produced within 24 hours if required by the examiner. (iii) In accordance with university policy, the examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances. (iv) The examiner will normally only accept assignments which are electronically submitted through the USQ Study Desk for this course. Students who are unable to meet this submission requirement should contact the examiner of the course to negotiate alternative arrangements. (v) In the event that a due date for an assignment falls on a local public holiday in their area, such as a show holiday, the due date for the assignment will be the next day. Students are to note on the assignment cover the date of the public holiday for the examiner's convenience.
Course weightings: Course weightings of topics should not be interpreted as applying to the number of marks allocated to assessment.
Referencing in assignments: Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.
Make-up work: Students who have undertaken all of the required assessments in a course but who have failed to meet some of the specified objectives of a course within the normally prescribed time may be awarded the temporary grade: IM (Incomplete - Make up). An IM grade will only be awarded when, in the opinion of the examiner, a student will be able to achieve the remaining objectives of the course after a period of non-directed personal study.
Deferred work: Students who, for medical, family/personal, or employment-related reasons, are unable to complete an assignment or to sit for an examination at the scheduled time may apply to defer an assessment in a course. Such a request must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. One of the following temporary grades may be awarded: IDS (Incomplete - Deferred Examination); IDM (Incomplete Deferred Make-up); IDB (Incomplete - Both Deferred Examination and Deferred Make-up).
Computer, e-mail and Internet access: Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.