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PDC5613 Key System Applications for the Digital Age

Full Year, 2012 External Toowoomba
Units : 0.33
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business and Law
School or Department : School of Information Systems
Version produced : 30 December 2013

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Pre-requisite: For FBSC Group Students Only

Other requisites

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 <>.


Effective information systems are now essential to create successful organisations and to provide useful products and services to customers in an increasingly complex business environment. Managers need to understand the vital role played by information systems in supporting decision making and adding business value in the networked economy.


This course examines the core information system applications businesses are using today. These systems improve operational excellence and decision making. These applications include enterprise systems; systems for supply chain management, customer relationship management, collaboration, and knowledge management; e-commerce applications and decision-support systems. Project management of information systems is also considered to ensure new systems provide genuine business benefits and work successfully in the organisation.


On successful completion of this course students shouold be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of enterprise applications, e-commerce, knowledge management and collaboration
  2. understand how information systems provide decision support and the importance of project management to realise business value.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Enterprise applications, e-commerce, knowledge management and collaboration 50.00
2. Decision support and project management 50.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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  • Laudon, KC & Laudon, JP 2010, Management information systems: managing the digital firm, 11th edn, Pearson/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
    (chapters 9 - 12; and 14.)

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Directed Study 20.00
Private Study 20.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    Not applicable.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    Not applicable.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Not applicable.

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    Not applicable.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    Not applicable.

  6. Examination information:
    Not applicable.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Not applicable.

  8. 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