CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts
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.
The aim of this course is to offer the traditional coverage of information systems concepts, through placing the content within the context of business and information systems, to enable students to effectively apply business information systems as support tools within their study programme and profession. The course will explore fundamental concepts including: software, hardware, telecommunications and database usage within businesses; internet technologies, including cloud computing, social media, intranets, extranets, and e-commerce; security, privacy, and ethical issues; how business information systems are utilised in organisations, including transaction processing systems, enterprise resource planning systems, management information systems and decision support systems; specialised business computing systems, including artificial intelligence, expert systems, and virtual reality; and information systems project management. In addition, students will be exposed to a range of business information systems and tasks including presentation tools, database manipulation and report generation, and business analytical spreadsheet usage.