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CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business
School or Department : School of Information Systems

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 <//>.


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 information systems and tasks including presentation tools, database querying and manipulation and report generation, and business analytical spreadsheet usage.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 External
Semester 1, 2011 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 1, 2011 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2011 External
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 3, 2011 External
Semester 3, 2011 On-campus Springfield