CIS1000 Information System Concepts (FOBUS)


Semester 1 (ONC)Toowoomba (ONC)Fraser Cst (ONC)Springfld (EXT)Toowoomba

Semester 2 (ONC)Toowoomba (EXT)Toowoomba

Semester 3 (ONC)Springfld (EXT)Toowoomba


Units 1.0 (Information Technology not els) Band 2


Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to USQConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm>.


Synopsis

The aim of this course is to offer the traditional coverage of computer concepts, but through placing the content within the context of business and information systems, to enable students to effectively apply business computing systems as support tools within their study programme and profession. The course will explore fundamental concepts including: how business computing systems are involved in organisations; hardware and software usage within businesses; telecommunications and internet technologies, including intranets, extranets, and e-commerce; specialised business computing systems, including artificial intelligence, expert systems, and virtual reality; systems development; and security, privacy, and ethical issues. In addition, students will be exposed to a range of business computing applications and tasks including report writing, business analytical spreadsheet usage, database manipulation and report generation, and web development using HTML code.