Students should note that all of the modules below may not be available to them.

Undergraduate students should refer to the relevant section of the UCC Undergraduate Calendar for their programme requirements.

Postgraduate students should refer to the relevant section of the UCC Postgraduate Calendar for their programme requirements.

IS1105 Business Information Systems
IS1106 Introduction to Information Systems
IS1107 Information Systems for the Networked Enterprise
IS1108 Introduction to Information Systems in Business
IS1109 Business Systems Analysis and Visualisation
IS1110 Introduction to Principles of Programming
IS1111 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
IS1112 Introduction to Technology and the Internet
IS1113 Introduction to Internet Development
IS1114 Information Systems in Organisations
IS2200 Business Systems Analysis and Design
IS2201 Management Information Systems
IS2202 Systems Analysis and Systems Design
IS2203 Systems Analysis and Systems Change
IS2204 Object Oriented Business Modelling, Systems Analysis and Design
IS2205 Principles and Practice of Systems Development
IS2206 Introduction to Database Theory
IS2207 Databases in Organisations
IS2208 Introduction to Java Programming
IS2209 Object Oriented Application Design and Development
IS2215 Visual Programming
IS3001 IS Solutions for the Digital Enterprise
IS3101 Health Information Systems and e-Health
IS3302 Electronic Business Foundations
IS3303 Electronic Business
IS3311 Networking and Cloud Computing
IS3312 Object Oriented Development and Internet Technologies (including JAVA)
IS3313 Operating Systems Software
IS3314 Organisational Information Systems Infrastructure
IS3316 Placement Plan
IS3318 Introduction to Corporate Information Systems
IS3319 Advanced Database Management Systems
IS3320 Developing and Using Management Information Systems
IS3321 Information Systems Solutions for the Digital Enterprise
IS4001 Business Research Project
IS4002 IT in Organisations
IS4400 Placement Report
IS4401 Research Project in Information Systems
IS4408 Information Systems Strategy
IS4414 Information Systems Management
IS4416 Advanced Topics in Information Systems
IS4419 Information Protection and Information Systems Security
IS4420 Information Systems Controls and Security Policy
IS4429 Enterprise Systems
IS4434 Enterprise Data Management
IS4437 Global Payment Systems
IS4438 Global Markets
IS4439 Web Application Development
IS4440 New Business Forms
IS4441 Advanced Tools and Methods for IS Development
IS4442 Software Quality and Standards
IS4443 Principles of Web Design for Business
IS4444 Introduction to Web Development for Business
IS4445 Principles of Interaction Design
IS4446 Advanced Interaction Design
IS4447 Principles of Mobile Systems Development
IS4448 Advanced Mobile Systems Design and Development
IS4449 IT Solution Selling and Digital Business
IS4450 Technology and Solutions for the Sales Process and the Management of Global Business
IS6012 Application of IT to the Third Sector
IS6017 Enterprise Business Processes and Applications 1
IS6018 Enterprise Business Processes and Applications 2
IS6025 Design Thinking for Business Analysis
IS6026 Business Analyst Skills
IS6027 Information Systems Project Planning
IS6028 Information Systems Project Tracking and Oversight
IS6029 Information Systems and Organisational Performance
IS6030 Innovation Opportunity Recognition and Assessment
IS6031 Open Innovation and the Enabling Role of IT
IS6032 Venture Capital and Private Equity - Evaluating Early Stage Investments
IS6033 Leading Edge Seminar on Innovating in Europe - Focus on Ireland
IS6034 Strategy and Innovation
IS6035 Globalisation and Innovation
IS6036 Design and Innovation
IS6037 Leading Edge Seminar in Innovation in European Business
IS6038 Placement Report
IS6039 Innovation in Services
IS6040 Innovating Organisation and Leadership
IS6041 Implementing Innovation and Managing Change
IS6042 Leading Edge Seminar on Innovating in Europe - Focus on the Netherlands and Northern Europe
IS6043 Dissertation in Innovation in European Business
IS6044 Financial Metrics for Business Performance
IS6050 Business Data Strategy
IS6051 Business Data Visualisation
IS6052 Business Intelligence and Business Analytics Applications
IS6053 Analysing Human Decision Making and Decision Support Systems
IS6060 Cloud Technologies
IS6061 Secure Data Acquisition and Management
IS6100 Electronic Business Models and Systems
IS6113 Storage Technology
IS6117 Electronic Business Development Project
IS6121 Leveraging IT Seminar Series
IS6122 Collaborative Industry Research Project
IS6124 Business Models for Disruptive Technology
IS6125 Database Analysis and Design
IS6126 Databases for Management Information Systems
IS6127 Systems Analysis and Application Modelling
IS6128 Application Design
IS6129 Introduction to e-Business Experience and Practice
IS6130 e-Business Strategy Formulation
IS6131 Programming for Web Applications and Services 1
IS6132 Programming for Web Applications and Services 2
IS6135 Optimising the Business Value of IT
IS6136 Professional Practice Skills
IS6137 IT Sourcing and Projects
IS6138 IT Governance and Compliance
IS6139 IS for Organisational Performance
IS6140 Enterprise Business Intelligence
IS6143 Foundations of Object Oriented Programming using Java
IS6144 Introduction to Mobile Application Development
IS6145 Database Analysis and Design
IS6146 Databases for Management Information Systems
IS6147 Service Design Thinking
IS6150 Electronic Business Models and Systems
IS6151 Business Models for Disruptive Technology
IS6152 Business Analysis Requirements, Skills and Techniques
IS6153 Application Design
IS6154 Storage Technology
IS6155 Database Analysis and Design
IS6156 Databases for Management Information Systems
IS6200 Introduction to Business Programming
IS6215 Business Research and Communication Skills
IS6216 Applied Research Project
IS6217 Programming for Business
IS6218 Understanding Business Processes
IS6219 Technologies and Systems Enabling Enterprise Reporting Solutions
IS6303 Seminars in Healthcare Information Systems
IS6305 Innovative Health Information Systems Research Solutions
IS6306 Technology Business Planning
IS6307 Creativity and Opportunity Recognition
IS6308 Accelerating a Technology Business
IS6401 Information Systems and Technologies in Supply Chain Process Design and Improvement
IS6402 Dissertation in Supply Chain Management
IS6501 Management Information Systems
IS6502 Management Information and Technology
IS6610 Business Information and Analytics Project
IS6630 Fundamentals of Digital Health
IS6631 Decision Support and Data Analytics for Health
IS7010 Foundations of IS Research
IS7011 IS Research Topics
IS7012 IS Research Practicum 1
IS7013 IS Research Methods
IS7014 IS Research Practicum 2
IS7015 IS Research Design Colloquium
IS7016 IS Research Practicum 3

IS1105 Business Information Systems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 12 x 1hr(s) Practicals (Up to).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Ciara Fitzgerald, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To introduce students to computer based information systems (IS) and to illustrate the roles of IS in business.

Module Content: The module provides an introduction to IS and considers: information requirements of organisations; characteristics and components of IS; categories of IS; functional and cross functional IS; database and information management; leveraging IS to achieve resource optimisation; IS for collaborating within and outside of the organisation; e-Commerce and key internet applications for the digital age.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the roles and functions of information and information systems (IS) in the decision and communication processes of an organisation
?Demonstrate an understanding of IS and business application which not only support firms in business operations, but aid managerial decision making and in some cases, provide a strategic advantage to the organisation
?Discuss the advantages of the database approach and describe the main types of databases used within organisation
?Recognise key applications for the digital age and describe how oganisations can maximise e-Commerce opportunites through IS
?Describe how IS applications are developed, implemented and managed.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (Course/Project Work 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS1106 Introduction to Information Systems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: -.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 6 x 1hr(s) Practicals (Up to).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Audrey Grace, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To introduce students to information systems (IS) and their role in business.

Module Content: The module provides an introduction to IS; historical perspective; types of information systems and their mission; information management; typical business applications; structure and components of modern computer systems; basics of data communicaion.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the roles and functions of information and information systems (IS) in the decision and communication processes of modern organisations
?Recognise the basic theories, concepts, methods and terminologies used in IS
?Describe the main categories of IS including both functional and cross functional IS
?Demonstrate an understanding of how IS applications are developed, implemented and managed
?Demonstrate an ability to employ a number of IS tools commonly utilised in organisations.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (Multiple Choice Questionnaire 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS1107 Information Systems for the Networked Enterprise

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 6 x 1hr(s) Practicals (Up to).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To illustrate how Information Systems may be utilised to: (i) support the disparate information needs of multiple users within an organisation; and (ii) enhance interactions with customers, suppliers and business partners.

Module Content: The module considers the need for integrated systems within organisations; databases and and managing the information resource; modern data architectures; leveraging e-Commerce and the internet; securing IS.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe how the database management approach can be utilised to organise, access and manage the data resources of an organisation
?Demonstrate an understanding of how IS (particularly internet- based IS) can be used to streamline internal business processes and to enhance interactions with all external stakeholders
?Discuss the key issues regarding securing IS and how these issues may be addressed
?Demonstrate an ability to employ a number of IS tools commonly used in organisations.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (Multiple Choice Questionnaire 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS1108 Introduction to Information Systems in Business

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practical/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide an introduction to Information Systems and their development process.

Module Content: This module comprises two related sections: (i) the introduction to information systems introduces the student to central concepts within the field and (ii) the traditional systems development process is explained.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the historic role of management information systems (MIS) in organisations
?Recognise the theoretical foundations of systems analysis and design
?Build simple software systems using MS Access and MS Excel.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (Group Project Work (30 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS1109 Business Systems Analysis and Visualisation

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practical/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To explore new trends in Information Systems and practical systems development tools, techniques and methods.

Module Content: This module comprises two related sections: (i) discussion of new trends and key issues in information systems and (ii) introduction to practical techniques for systems analysis and design.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the current role of management information systems (MIS) in organisations
?Use a variety of systems analysis tools and techniques to provide a software development solution
?Construct business models using MS Visio
?Appreciate the role and pressures of project managers in software development projects.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (Project Work - 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS1110 Introduction to Principles of Programming

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Yvonne O'Connor, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To give students an introduction to programming methods and its application through a modern programming language.

Module Content: Fundamentals of programming in Visual Basic; Variables; Arithmetic and logical expressions; Structured programming conventions in Visual Basic; Subroutines and functions.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Use the Visual Basic Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to design and run a Windows application
?Design a Graphical User Interface (GUI) front end for a Windows application
?Build code statements from operators and expressions
?Assemble programs using branching (selection) and looping (iteration) constructs
?Construct Visual Basic programs using modular design techniques
?Test and debug Visual Basic programs.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (Project Work - 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS1111 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Yvonne O'Connor, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To give students an understanding of object-oriented programming methods and its application through a modern programming language.

Module Content: Object-oriented programming, Array Handling, Sequential Files; Data Access; Querying datasets using LINQ; Using the Data Control; Manipulating Database records through Visual Basic.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?identify the object-oriented features of the Visual Basic language
?use Language Integrated Query (LINQ) to query data
?employ Visual Basic to perform file processing in order to create applications that can save data from one run to the next.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (MCQ - 10 marks; Project Work - 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS1112 Introduction to Technology and the Internet

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Mr Ivan Morrissey, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To give an appreciation of technology and its uses in Information Systems.

Module Content: Communication and Networks; Systems Software; Internet Technologies; Operations Systems and Information Management. Overview of Computing Concepts; Computer Software applications; The main components of a computer; Secondary storage; Security, Ethics and Privacy.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the key features of computer architecture both historically and presently
?Describe the key principles associated with computer networking
?Interact with Operating Systems (OS) file systems via the command line interface (CLI) and graphical user interface (GUI)
?Develop websites utilising hypertext markup language (HTML) and deploy/host to web server
?Implement Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) technology to enhance the look and feel of a web application.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (In-class test - 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS1113 Introduction to Internet Development

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Mr Ivan Morrissey, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To give students a practical understanding of web development

Module Content: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and other advanced Internet technologies.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Develop websites utilising advanced hypertext markup language (HTML) and deploy/host to web server
?Implement advanced Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) technology to enhance the look and feel of a web application
?Develop dynamic client side applications scripting using JavaScript
?Develop dynamic server side applications using PHP technology
?Examine the emergence of extensible mark-up language (XML) including document type definition (DTD) and extensible stylesheet language transformations (XSLT).

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (Project Work - 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS1114 Information Systems in Organisations

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s):

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures (Up to 22hrs Practical/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Ciara Heavin, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the domain and roles of information systems in organisations to further understand the ethical, social and political challenges raised by IS/IT in business, especially digital business

Module Content: This module considers communication in the IS/IT workplace, leadership mind-sets in successful IS/IT organisations; negotiation, power and influence in IS/IT business; organisational culture and structure as key characteristics of IT/IS organisations and the ethics and compliance challenges inherent in the digital organisation;

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the social and ethical implications of information systems
?Recognise the importance of the role of information systems in organisation
?Understand the interplay between organisation culture and IS.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (Group Project Work (30 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS2200 Business Systems Analysis and Design

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: -.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 11hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Mary Daly, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module provides an introduction to systems analysis and design.

Module Content: The module introduces the fundamental concepts of systems analysis and design. Tools and techniques such as data flow diagrams, entity relationship modelling, entity life histories, functional decomposition and process specifications are covered.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe organisational Information Systems, their characteristics and their contribution to managerial activity
?Examine the role of the systems analyst within an organisation and more specifically their role in systems development
?Discuss alternatives to traditional systems development methods
?Utilise the MS Visio tool and techniques for data and process modelling
?Discuss the traditional SLDC considering the advantages and disadvantages associated with it
?Outline the concepts of both process and data modelling including Flow Charts, Data Flow Disgrams and Entity Relationship Diagrams.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (Course/Project Work (1 group project 30 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Attendance at lectures and practicals (if applicable).

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS2201 Management Information Systems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: -.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 14hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Ciara Fitzgerald, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To give students an awareness of the role of information systems in supporting the operations and improving the flow of information in modern organisations.

Module Content: Supporting the operation of organisations: Basic flows; Major business applications; Electronic data interchange; Security of IT resources; Integration role of IS; Supporting the flow of information; Roles of the IS department; Developing the IS infrastructure; Planning for future IS; Compilation and presentation of reports.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify the basic flows of information in organisations
?Identify the major business applications in organisations
?Detail the usage of Electronic Data Interchange
?Explain the role of supply chains and supply chain management
?Differentiate between the various sourcing strategies used for information systems
?Discuss the role of organisational information systems departments
?Discuss the management of information systems
?Explain the security issues related to information systems.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (1 Multiple Choice Questionnaire [MCQ] 15 marks; 1 Examination of Practical Work 15 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Attendance at lectures and practicals (if applicable).

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS2202 Systems Analysis and Systems Design

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s):

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 11hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To introduce students to business systems analysis & design methods, and to various approaches for managing the systems development lifecycle.

Module Content: The module provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of business systems analysis and design. Tools and techniques such as use cases, data flow diagrams, entity relationship models, entity life histories, functional decomposition and process specifications are covered. This module further considers the role of CASE tools and project management. Development approaches and systems development methodologies are also introduced.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explain the systems development lifecycle and systems development approaches/methodologies
?Use CASE Tools
?Apply functional decomposition theory to IS scenarios
?Design and construct a database
?Identify varous roles/issues involved in systems project management
?Apply systems project management theory to IS scenarios.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 40 marks; Continuous Assessment 60 marks (Course/Project Work).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS2203 Systems Analysis and Systems Change

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 11hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an advanced understanding of business systems analysis methods in the context of managing organisational and technological change.

Module Content: The module covers the fundamental concepts of change resulting from the implementation of Information Systems, and the role of systems analysis in managing change. Topics include technical, organisational and social changes resulting from Information Systems implementation initiatives, planning methods, and approaches to managing change.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the various issues associated with change resulting from the implementation of Information Sytems.
?Apply systems analysis methods to plan for change resulting from the implementation of Information Systems.
?Apply systems analysis and other methods to manage change resulting from the implementation of Information Systems.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 40 marks; Continuous Assessment 60 marks (Course/Project Work).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS2204 Object Oriented Business Modelling, Systems Analysis and Design

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): IS1109

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Ciara Heavin, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Dr Ciara Heavin, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module reviews comprehensive concepts and ideas in the area of business systems analysis and design; it considers the Object Oriented approach to systems development.

Module Content: From requirements to delivery: the development process;
Object Oriented Design Approach;
Introduction to Unified Modeling Language (UML);
Project Management for IS development;
Role and methods of testing IS;
Quality Assurance and documentation in IS development;
Change Management for IS development;

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the differences between the main approaches to systems development in a historical context.
?Appraise the concept and role of development methodology, development lifecycle and project management as they apply to IS development initiatives.
?Describe and apply principles and key methods used in collecting and analysing user requirements. Design solutions around those requirements.
?Follow sound user interface design guidelines in the context of system usability.
?Create use case diagrams and translate requirements using use case description templates.
?Explain the concept and importance of cross life-cycle activities.
?Utilize techniques and tools related to project management and feasibility analysis
?Formulate and carry out an appropriate test plan based on various forms of testing.
?Adhere to the principles of documentation with respect to system development.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 80 marks; Continuous Assessment 20 marks (MS Excel practical exam - 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS2205 Principles and Practice of Systems Development

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): IS1109

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Ciara Heavin, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module reviews key methods and techniques that form the foundation for developing and delivering business information systems efficiently and effectively using an object oriented approach.

Module Content: The Object-Oriented approach to systems development;
The Use Case driven development process;
Creating use case diagrams and defining use cases;
Object-Oriented Analysis;
Object-Oriented Design;
Unified Modelling Language;

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Employ the object-oriented approach to analysis and design and compare it to data-driven methods.
?Describe and apply principles and key methods used in collecting and analysing user requirements.
?Create use case diagrams and translate requirements using use case description templates.
?Design object-based solutions fulfilling use cases and meeting other requirements captured.
?Evaluate the impact of Object Orientation on testing.
?Use CASE tools as well as the SSADM and UML notations in solving practical Analysis and Design problems.
?Understand the role and importance of systems architecture and explain the ideas behind the layered architecture design.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (Group project - 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS2206 Introduction to Database Theory

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: -.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the concept of databases, methods used in data representation and data modelling.

Module Content: Data Organisation; File-based versus Database systems; Database Models; Structured Query Language (SQL); Database Management Systems Functions; Database Design Issues; Object-Oriented Database Concepts

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Outline the strategic use of databases in business
?Design a data structure for a database
?Discuss database theory in detail
?Write structured query language (SQL)
?Build databases using database software packages
?Formulate a transaction management strategy for a database.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (Database design project - 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS2207 Databases in Organisations

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: -.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a critical understanding of the key trends and developments in data storage for organisations.

Module Content: Distributed Databases; Strategic use of Databases in Organisations; Structured Query Language (SQL); Data Warehousing; Data Ethics; Data Security Basics; Cloud Data Services.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss current trends and issues in database development
?Explain the ethics surrounding data storage and use
?Design and build database solutions for organisations
?Identify key security issues associated with databases
?Design a distributed database for a network environment
?Formulate a business warehousing strategy for an organisation.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (In-class test - 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS2208 Introduction to Java Programming

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22 hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Philip O'Reilly, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide an introduction to the object-oriented philosophy (classes, objects, messages, data abstraction, inheritance, encapsulation) as well as fundamentals of Java.

Module Content: Object Oriented programming fundamentals; Introduction to object oriented design; Java basics (Selection, Repetition, etc.); Program/Project design.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explain the object oriented philosophy
?Employ object oriented program control (selection, repetition, etc.) structures.
?Explain the concept of inheritance as it relates to Java.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Coding Project 1 - 30 marks; Coding Project 2 - 40 marks; MCQ - 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students failing this module must repeat the continuous assessment elements or undertake an alternative assignment at the discretion of the Head of Department).

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IS2209 Object Oriented Application Design and Development

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: -.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Philip O'Reilly, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide an introduction to the object-oriented Graphical User Interface Design and Input/Output.

Module Content: Data Structures (single and multidimensional arrays), GUI Layout Managers; GUI components; Streams, File processing and storage

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Employ Data arrays and Vectors in Java
?Develop web based Java programs
?Construct a Java application consisting of a GUI together with Input/Output functionality.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (Group Project Assignment - 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS2215 Visual Programming

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: -.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Andrew Pope, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To give students an understanding of visual programming and user interface design.

Module Content: Principles of user interface design, introduction to recursive programming, file processing, database programming (ADO), introduction to objects, classes and class libraries, package and deployment.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Utilise the .NET Framework for application development
?Identify the syntax and language enhancements introduced in .NET
?Utilise the methods and properties of the .NET fundamental classes
?Be proficient with visual and code-based database connectivity and database management through ADO.NET
?Undertake Object Oriented programming in .NET using polymorphism, encapsulation and inheritance.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (MCQ - 20 Marks; Programming Project - 20 Marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Attendance at lectures and practicals (if applicable).

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS3001 IS Solutions for the Digital Enterprise

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): IS2200

Co-requisite(s): IS3320

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 12hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department.).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Robert Gleasure, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module intends to help commerce students to develop an understanding of the latest trends and terms in the Information Systems arena, what the underlying technologies are about, and what the solutions based on them mean for enterprises of the 21st century.

Module Content: Web 2.0, the "sharing" side of the Internet - and technologies that allow it;
Social media and opinion mining;
Business Intelligence: from data to decision making;
Big Data and its issues;
Dashboards and advanced data visualization;
Predictive analytics;
Cloud computing - the concept and practice of service-on-demand and its enablers;

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explain the role of communication technology and information systems in the modern digital enterprise.
?Consider the roles data and information play in the success of organizations: discover the value of data assets.
?Explain the technologies and techniques enabling social media and mobile access.
?Define and discuss the value of social media and Web 2.0 for organizations and identify the issues associated with their use.
?Analyse the potential impact of upcoming new technologies as they are being introduced into the daily life of organizations.
?Define the key concepts/ideas behind on-demand service offerings and explain Cloud Computing technologies that enable them.
?Address management issues of data quality and data governance.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 100 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018.

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IS3101 Health Information Systems and e-Health

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 13 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Carolanne Mahony, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To introduce students to healthcare information systems and leading edge e-Health applications.

Module Content: Hardware and software requirements for health information systems;
From data to knowledge, data standards and clinical coding;
Electronic medical records and health information systems;
Clinical decision support systems;
Data privacy, IS security and ethics;
Public and community health informatics;
Web-based health services and eHealth applications (tele-medicine, mobile health, personalised health informatics etc);

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Evaluate hardware and software requirements for medical practitioners
?Identify the types of information systems used in the healthcare profession
?Explain the impact of IS/IT on the healthcare sector and healthcare professionals
?Evaluate the contribution of e-Health applications to patient care
?Discuss the issues surrounding the adoption and implementation of Health Information Systems and e-Health applications.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (e-health written assignment 50 marks; case study group presentations 20 marks; in-class exam 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Any failed or non-submitted elements of Continuous Assessment must be submitted by a date in August to be advised by the Department.).

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IS3302 Electronic Business Foundations

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: -.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 8 Other (Practicals/Laboratory Sessions).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Mary Daly, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a knowledge of the principles and operation of electronic business.

Module Content: Foundations of Electronic Commerce; Public Policy and Legal Issues; Infrastructure in Electronic Commerce; Economics, Global and other Issues in Electronic Commerce.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Outline the emergence and evolution of e-Commerce and e-Business
?Identify the main attributes of the e-Business market space and environment
?Outline the main components and management issues of the e-Business Infrastruture
?Identify the issues (privacy, security, legal) of creating and managing a web presence
?Develop a website using HTMP code.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (Group project - HTML website development : 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS3303 Electronic Business

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: -.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS3302

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; Other (Practicals/Laboratory Sessions).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Mary Daly, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a knowledge of the principles and operation of electronic business in commercial organisations

Module Content: Business-to-business Electronic Commerce; Intranet and Extranet Systems; Electronic Payment Systems; Electronic Commerce Strategy and Implementation; Public Policy and Legal Issues; Global and other Issues in Electronic Commerce.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Outline and analyse the impact of e-Business infrastructure on SCM
?Outline and analyse the impact of e-Business infrastructure on CRM
?Outline and evaluate general strategy processes and e-Business strategy processes.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (Individual Blog 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS3311 Networking and Cloud Computing

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Lectures (Up to 48 x 1hr(s)); Other (Up to 44 hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Karen Mary Neville, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the concepts and practical issues involved in the management of local and wide area networks.

Module Content: Topics covered include: telecommunications and their impact on business strategy, LAN, WAN and Cloud concepts and architectures, internetworking, wireless technologies, securing networks, open systems, protocols and standards.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe networking concepts, technologies and the rules that govern communication
?Illustrate and explain the potential network design solutions for a business requirement
?Describe the different LAN and WAN options available to organisations
?Align network designs and business continuity solutions to business problems
?Evaluate different networking strategies in protecting an organisation from external threats.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 100 marks; Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Course/Project Work - 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Spring 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS3312 Object Oriented Development and Internet Technologies (including JAVA)

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: -.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Lectures (Up to 48 x 1hr(s)); Other (Up to 44 hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Mr William Emerson, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To give students the ability to apply a wide range of Internet Technologies in an organisational situation.

Module Content: The module will look at object oriented programming and development using the Java language. The module will also cover Internet and Intranet technologies: issues, areas of application, resource set-up, CGI programming and Internet related utilities. This module will also involve the undertaking of a large project. Students will work in supervised groups and participate in the planning and development of an application.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Employ SAD techniques to identify an organisational system requirement set
?Apply OO design principles within the Java programming language
?Utilise built-in Java packages to interact with external databases including MS Access
?Design and develop multi-threaded applications
?Identify and employ programming design patterns
?Develop distributed applications within a networked environment
?Identify key internet technology components to assist in web development
?Utilise core JSP facilities with Java OO principles.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 100 marks; Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Two Project Assignments - 50 marks each).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Spring 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS3313 Operating Systems Software

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Lectures (Up to 48 x 1hr(s)); Other (Up to 44 hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Prof Thomas Butler, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To illustrate theoretical concepts in operating systems through their practical application in actual operating systems such as Windows, UNIX and LINUX

Module Content: The module begins with a review of CPU, memory, I/O, peripherals and other essential elements. Core operating systems topics such as the user interface, basic process management, memory management, the input/output systems, file management are then covered. These topics are applied to the Windows desktop and server operating systems. Current approaches to virtualisation are explored in an applied context. The practical element of this module sees students complete unix scripting tutorials which provide them with the skills and competencies for systems administration functions.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Advise business and IS managers on the suitability of CPU and hardware configurations in desktop and server computing platforms
?Apply their knowledge of modern operating systems to critically evaluate the suitability of proprietary and open source systems software and match them with business requirements
?Plan cutting-edge IT architectures
?Explain operating systems administration fundamentals using Windows and Linux
?Distinguish between the major CPU architectures on offer from major vendors such as Intel, AMD and ARM.
?Explain the relationship between systems software and virtualisation platforms, for example VMWare and Microsoft.
?Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of Windows and Linux operating systems
?Write shell scripts to manage UNIX network environments.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 100 marks; Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Course/Project Work - 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Spring 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS3314 Organisational Information Systems Infrastructure

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Lectures (Up to 24 x 1hr(s)); Other (Up to 12 hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Mary Daly, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module gives students an understanding of the role of computer-based systems used in the operation and administration of an organisation.

Module Content: This module focuses on the role of the IS function in meeting organisational needs and the management and use of information systems within simple and multinational organisations.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Recognise the key interconnections of IT Infrastructure
?Define basic flows of information for functional information systems
?Analyse how business processes are managed and supported by using information systems
?Design information systems for an integrated systems enterprise
?Differentiate between e-business systems and more traditional systems
?Propose approaches for IT architecture for differeing business processes
?Propose approaches for IT architecture for different organisational types - multinational, SMB, Government
?Define how IS/IT support should be set up and managed.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (Group project - 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Spring 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS3316 Placement Plan

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 20 Seminars.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module is intended to give students training in resume preparation, interview techniques and in achieving placement and developmental objectives.

Module Content: Students are required to attend seminars where they are advised and helped in preparing resumes and improving interviewing skills and other relevant issues.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Profile the structure, culture and purpose of an organisation
?Summarise and articulate professional opinion in both written and verbal forms
?Engage in the project management process of an organisation
?Analyse the dynamics of effective groups and decision-making
?Develop applied business skills through placement in a leading multinational
?Introduce themselves successfully at a business meeting.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Placement Plan Report outlining each student's schedule and objective for the Placement - 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Attendance at lectures and practicals (if applicable).

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of letures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (revise and resubmit report, as prescribed by the Department).

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IS3318 Introduction to Corporate Information Systems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2. (BSc Finance students are separated into two groups to facilitate work placement and one group is taught in each semester).

No. of Students: Min 15.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (24 x Practicals/Lab Sessions).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Audrey Grace, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an introduction to the role of computers and information in business.

Module Content: Introduction to Management Information Systems; Computer Software; Telecommunications and Networks in Business; Systems Analysis and Design; End User Computing.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the evolution of Information Systems (IS) in business
?Discuss the key roles of IS in the decision and communication processes of a modern corporation
?Explain how database management systems are used in organisations to manage significant amounts of date that is shared between multiple users, including its advantages over file systems
?Outline the key types of functional and cross-functional IS used within organisations
?Outline the key types of B2B E-Commerce business models and the success factors for introducing an internet presence
?Explain how E-Commerce systems may be used to enhance interactions with existing customers
?Discuss the current state of Online Financial Services Systems
?Describe how B2B E-Commerce systems may be used to streamline business processes across the supply chain.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (In-class test 70 marks; Project 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Attendance at lectures and practicals (if applicable).

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (in lieu of in-class test) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (mark obtained for the project).

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IS3319 Advanced Database Management Systems

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 15.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Lectures (Up to 48 x 1hr(s)); Other (Up to 44 hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr John McAvoy, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To teach students the skills needed to effectively exploit database management system (DBMS) technology in an enterprise context.

Module Content: DBMS Architecture, components and environments; Designing large-scale databases; Requirements analysis and scaling; Advanced database implementation and administration; Hardware and software setup; Schema creation and administration; Database application development; Storage considerations; Data integrity and quality; Crash recovery; Database tuning and benchmarking; Security and legal issues; Organisational intelligence technologies (Warehousing, Datamining and OLAP), Enterprise DBMS environments (e.g. Oracle).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the architecture of a relational database system
?Demonstrate how the components and environments of a database system interact
?Articulate the process of Schema creation and administration
?Define and discuss Requirements Analysis and Scaling
?Debate the issues arising in designing large scale database systems
?Demonstrate the concerns with Advanced Database Administration and Implementation
?Solve specific database problems through the use of advanced SQL.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 100 marks; Continuous Assessment 100 marks (In-class test - 50 marks; project - 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Spring 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS3320 Developing and Using Management Information Systems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: -.

Pre-requisite(s): IS2200

Co-requisite(s): IS3321

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Robert Gleasure, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module considers the role Information Systems (IS) play in the modern organization. Successfully utilizing IS requires an understanding of the development and deployment processes involved and the impact of the eventual use of a new system might have on the organization. To this end the four main dimensions of IS development will be investigated: people, process, information and technology ? and their interactions are to be explored in the context of IS deployment and use.

Module Content: The four pillars of an Information System: people, process, information/data and technology;
Types of information systems;
The IS development project and its management;
Principles of business process analysis and related basic modelling techniques (process and data);
The role of requirements and related issues;
The importance of the User Interface;
Quality Assurance: testing, usability, and maintenance;
Documentation, deployment and operations;
Connectivity and enabling technologies;
Key issues of Enterprise-wide systems;

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Appreciate the importance of data and information for organizations and the use of information in society in a historical and cultural context.
?Define the main ideas behind modern information systems and discuss the importance of IS in the context of the system development and implementation process.
?Consider the roles of various stakeholders in the IS lifecycle.
?Analyse business processes with the intent to describe information needs and use.
?Discuss the differences between the main approaches to systems development.
?Apply principles and key methods used in analysing user requirements.
?Construct use case models to analyse requirements and user roles.
?Explain sound user interface design guidelines in the context of system usability.
?Utilize techniques and tools related to project management and feasibility analysis.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (Course/Project Work (100%)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS3321 Information Systems Solutions for the Digital Enterprise

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: -.

Pre-requisite(s): IS2200

Co-requisite(s): IS3320

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 12hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Robert Gleasure, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module intends to help commerce students to develop an understanding of the latest trends and terms in the Information Systems arena, what the underlying technologies are about, and what the solutions based on them mean for enterprises of the 21st century.

Module Content: Web 2.0, the "sharing" side of the Internet - and technologies that allow it;
Social media and opinion mining;
Business Intelligence: from data to decision making;
Big Data and its issues;
Dashboards and advanced data visualization;
Predictive analytics;
Cloud computing - the concept and practice of service-on-demand and its enablers;

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explain the role of communication technology and information systems in the modern digital enterprise.
?Consider the roles data and information play in the success of organizations: discover the value of data assets.
?Explain the technologies and techniques enabling social media and mobile access.
?Define and discuss the value of social media and Web 2.0 for organizations and identify the issues associated with their use.
?Analyse the potential impact of upcoming new technologies as they are being introduced into the daily life of organizations.
?Define the key concepts/ideas behind on-demand service offerings and explain Cloud Computing technologies that enable them.
?Address management issues of data quality and data governance.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 100 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Spring 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018.

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IS4001 Business Research Project

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 25, Max 100.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures; 150hr(s) Directed Study (Research); Other (Under the supervision of academic supervisors, drawn from the Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems staff, students will carry out a research project culminating in the submission of their research report).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof David Sammon, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge to solve an appropriate business problem requiring a substantial research effort.

Module Content: Typically, students are required to undertake a significant business research project that addresses a specific business problem or organisational need. They will follow this project through all its stages from the identification of the business problem to its analysis and to the design and development of a proposed research based solution. Students will be assessed at different stages on the basis of a number of in-class presentations.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Develop and apply the skills to undertake and manage a business research process.
?Present and defend the appropriateness of their proposed business research area.
?Prepare and deliver a business research report.
?Demonstrate an ability to integrate knowledge and to analyse business issues.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Individual Business Research Report (8,000 words - 140 marks) and 2 x Individual Research Progress Presentations (30 marks each). All participants will be supervised by committee.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at lectures.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Any failed or non-submitted elements of Continuous Assessment must be submitted by a date to be advised by the Programme Directors).

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IS4002 IT in Organisations

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 25, Max 100.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures; 150hr(s) Directed Study (Research); Other (Under the supervision of academic supervisors, drawn from the Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems staff, students will carry out a research project culminating in the submission of their research report).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To introduce students to information systems and technology in business and illustrate the role of information systems/technology in supporting the operations and improving the flow of information in modern-day organisations.

Module Content: The module provides an introduction to IS/IT. This considers the foundations of IS, a taxonomy of IS, information management, strategic and managerial issues in IS, IS implementation and the role of IS in customer and supplier integration and management.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss how organisations use information systems/technologies
?Recognise the basic theories, concepts, methods and terminologies used in information systems
?Identify different types of information systems/technologies used in organisations
?Illustrate how information systems/technologies are used strategically in business.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (1 x 1,500 word report).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment. Attendance at lectures.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS4400 Placement Report

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: -.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Placements (Six Month Work Placement in Industry); 12 x 1hr(s) Seminars.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To demonstrate the relevant technical, professional and personal skills that students have achieved in their placement/project.

Module Content: The preparation of a report setting out the technical, professional and personal experiences of students on their placement/project. This assessment will be counted as part of the final year results.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the organisation, its purpose, culture, structure and practice of communication
?Demonstrate the application of the knowledge and skills gained from the programme to the workplace
?Reflect on the learning experience of the placement
?Describe the broader cultural and social context of the placement/project.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Industrial Placement Report - 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Attendance at lectures and practicals (if applicable).

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Revise and resbumit the project or undertake an additional/alternative assignment, at the discretion of Prof. C. Murphy, Dept. of AFIS. Students must pass this module to graduate).

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IS4401 Research Project in Information Systems (Last updated 12/09/2017)

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: -.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr John McAvoy, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To give students the opportunity to undertake a research or development project on a topic in information systems or to get involved in a substantial development project in a commercial environment.

Module Content: Typically, students are required to undertake a significant software development project that addresses a specific business or organisational need. They will follow this project through all its stages from the identification of the organisational problem to its analysis and to the design and development of the final system. Students will be assessed at different stages on the basis of a number of deliverables, and they must be able to formally authenticate their work as their own. Where externally developed components have been integrated into the project, students must identify and acknowledge such elements in the project documentation and system presentation. Project topics must be formally accepted by the lecturer, before any significant work is undertaken.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Develop a proposal for an information system based on a perceived business need or opportunity
?Define scope of proposed system including functionality and benefits
?Collect and document customer requirements
?Develop, using code written by themselves, a full blown system corresponding to initial requirements
?Design and execute a test plan with customer/users
?Implement the final system in an operational context
?Demonstrate the operational system.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Research Project: * 10 marks for the project plan * 15 marks for the development environment including documentation describing the development environment and licensing * 70 marks for the system delivered in each two week iteration (5% for each iteration) * 25 marks for the documentation and adherence to the development process in each two week iteration (2.5% for each iteration) * 20 marks for final system: code, documentation, and working functionality (marked by supervisor) * 60 marks for final demo of system functionality and value (marked by supervisors of other FYP groups)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students failing this module must either revise and re-submit the project or undertake an alternative/additional assignment at the discretion of the Head of Department). Students must pass this module in order to graduate.

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IS4408 Information Systems Strategy

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Mr Gerard Daniel O'Riordan, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a thorough understanding of the concept of strategy and basic elements of Business strategy. Students will then be brought through the development of IS strategies and key aspects of their implementation.

Module Content: IS Strategy: Introduction to IS strategy and planning; IS strategy in an organisational context; Planning tools and techniques; Establishing a planning process; IS/IT strategic analysis - situation analysis; IS/IT strategic analysis - determining future potential; Designing the IS strategy; Implementing the strategy; Evaluating an IS strategy; electronic business strategy.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe and differentiate between the concepts of Strategy - Business Strategy and ICT Strategy
?Employ two methodologies or approaches to the construction of an ICT Strategy
?Identify and discuss the main issues relating to business strategy and the context in which an ICT Strategy will have to function
?Identify and assess the impacts of softer dimensions to formulating and implementing an ICT Strategy. These will include the areas of leadership, change management and decision making
?Differentiate between ICT operations and service management as a way of delivering ICT value.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (Course/Project Work - 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS4414 Information Systems Management

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Mr Gerard Daniel O'Riordan, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a thorough understanding of the fundamental issues in managing the Information Systems function of an organisation.

Module Content: IS Management: Managing the IS department; Sourcing and retaining skills; Managing IS teams; The economics of information; Managing IS and electronic business investments; Administering the cost of IS - charge out strategies; The outsourcing alternative.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Employ different approaches to the actual management of change especially in relation to change enabled through ICT
?Identify the main ethical issues which arise from the use of ICT and develop an approach to manage these
?Outline the main technical components to Service Orientation Architecture and System Integration and to assess the business benefits which might arise from their employment
?Identify the main issues arising from business/ICT alignment and to employ a portfolio approach to integrating ICT and business strategies.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (Course/Project Work - 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS4416 Advanced Topics in Information Systems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: -.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Andrew Pope, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems; Dr Tadhg Nagle, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a critical understanding of the key trends and developments in contemporary Information Systems.

Module Content: Advanced topics in Information Systems (e.g. knowledge management, customer relationship management, agile methods, e-logistics, e-procurement.)

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Analyse and critique the research methods available to Information Systems researchers
?Identify the issues that impact on an organisation's innovation strategy
?Analyse and critique peer reviewed Information Systems journal articles
?Identify and analyse the latest developments in Information Systems research.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (Research Project: Design Phase - 20 Marks; Implementation and Evaluation - 20 Marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS4419 Information Protection and Information Systems Security

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS4420

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Karen Mary Neville, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a practical knowledge of the implementation and management of security in organisations. A focus on protection and response can be limiting, as organisations and governments need to be proactive to enable the use of resources, with suitable technology, people and processes.

Module Content: Topics covered include: IS Security Landscape (Industry and Research); Strategic Organisational IS Security (Opportunities and Risks); IS Security Tools: Application, Network and backend (Cloud); Securing Knowledge and Managing IS Security Knowledge; Technical and Non-Technical Hacking; Computer Forensics (Case Analysis Tools); Emergency Management; Consequence of IS Security Incidents and Analysis of Strategies; Business and Government Continuity.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Appreciate how to secure data, information and knowledge within an organisation.
?Use ISS models to plan, implement and test an ISS solution.
?Employ technical and non-technical hacking approaches to defend an organisation from hackers.
?Apply and use computer forensics approaches and tools.
?Manage IS Security knowledge in order to proactively defend an organisation.
?Appreciate how ISS is used for decision-making in Emergency Management (EM).

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (Course/Project Work - 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS4420 Information Systems Controls and Security Policy

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS4419

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Brian O'Flaherty, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a practical knowledge of the implementation and management of security and payment applications in business.

Module Content: Topics covered include: Digital electronic systems; Smart card technology; Secure telecommunications systems; Electronic payment systems; Systems security and data protection; E-Commerce site setup (including server farm setup, web server and administration, load estimation and balancing); Service setup and administration (groupware, email); NT administration; IIS administration; Managing web server technology.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Appreciate the different security technologies and apply them appropriately and economically.
?Describe the evolution and workings of industry standard encryption techniques.
?Apply security audit techniques to real world examples.
?Design a router and firewall solution for an organisation.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (Course/Project Work - 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS4429 Enterprise Systems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS4434

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practical/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Prof David Sammon, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To understand the overall 'business integration agenda' of an organisation, the underlying principles of enterprise systems, and enterprise system project implementations.

Module Content: Enterprise-Wide Integration (Impact on Business Practices and Processes, Supply Chain Integration, Customer Integration); Enterprise Systems (Data Warehousing, Enterprise Resource Planning, Master Data Management); Organisational Motivation to pursue Enterprise-Wide Integration (Justifying the Investment; Benefit Realisation, Organisational Self-Assessment); Enterprise System Implementation (Managing the Project, Project Implementation Success, Project Implementation Failure).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Recognise the need for enterprise-wide integration and the importance of Enterprise Systems in organisations
?Differentiate between the various approaches to enterprise-wide integration (Data Warehousing, Enterprise Resource Planning and Master Data Management)
?Critically evaluate enterprise-wide integration projects
?Identify the Critical Success Factors (CSFs) for Enterprise Systems projects
?Perform an organisational self-assessment exercise to assess an organisation's preparedness for an enterprise-wide integration project
?Describe the key areas of project management for enterprise-wide integration projects.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (Individual report - 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS4434 Enterprise Data Management

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS4429

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Prof David Sammon, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To enable students to understand the importance of data modelling, management and governance practices in organisations.

Module Content: This module considers both the management and governance of the data used by businesses. This module provides participants with skills in both relational and dimensional data modelling, data quality and governance principles and practices, and master data.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Implement data quality processes.
?Design a data governance programme.
?Design and Evaluate a relational data model.
?Design and Evaluate a dimensional data model.
?Identify and Manage master data.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (In-class test - 20 marks; Group based report - 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS4437 Global Payment Systems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS4438

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practical/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Philip O'Reilly, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an understanding of the design, functionality and role of electronic payment systems

Module Content: Introduction to banking and payment ICT systems (SWIFT); Message Standards; Mobile systems

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate a knowledge of payment systems

?Evaluate the technologies and functions of payment systems
?Demonstrate a strong understanding of technological advancements in electronic payment systems
?Critically appraise payment systems security and fraud prevention ICT strategies.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Group Project - 40 marks; In-class Exam - 60 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students failing this module must repeat the continuous assessment elements or undertake an alternative assignment at the discretion of the Head of Department).

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IS4438 Global Markets

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS4437

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Philip O'Reilly, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an understanding of the design, functionality and role of electronic market systems

Module Content: Multi-Attribute electronic markets (e.g. EBay); Reverse Auctions; Market Design (Donedeal, Innocentive)

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate a knowledge of electronic markets
?Evaluate the technologies and functions of electronic market systems
?Demonstrate a robust understanding of technological advancements in electronic market systems
?Conceptualize the key aspects of electronic markets
?Evaluate electronic market design.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (One In Class Exam - 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment. Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS4439 Web Application Development

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS4440

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 12hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Andrew Pope, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems; Dr Tadhg Nagle, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an understanding of how to build and use web applications to implement new forms of electronic business.

Module Content: The topics covered include web application development life-cycle, client and server-side web programming (e.g. XML, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C#, ASP.NET), Web interface design issues.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Create web applications, web service providers and web service clients using ASP.NET, C#, Visual Studio.NET and related technologies
?Create dynamic web interfaces using DHTML, AJAX and related technologies
?Discuss and apply best practices in the design, testing and optimisation of high-quality web interfaces and applications.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (In-class exam - 50 marks; Essay - 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS4440 New Business Forms

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS4439

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Andrew Pope, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems; Dr Tadhg Nagle, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an understanding of how businesses are shaped by advances in web technology.

Module Content: The topics covered include Web interface design issues; Web 2.0; Social Media; Cloud Computing; Big Data, eBusiness Models

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Understand the business value of web technologies
?Discuss the implications of a move to cloud infrastucture
?Apply best practice for the implementation of social media strategy
?Discuss and apply best practices in the design, testing and optimisation of high-quality web interfaces and applications.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (Essay - 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS4441 Advanced Tools and Methods for IS Development

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS4442

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Tom O'Kane, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with the knowledge and skills to specify, develop, manage and support large scale business applications.

Module Content: Development lifecycles; Advanced development methodologies; Software verification and validation; Project planning; Project Scheduling methods

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Differentiate between dependency-driven versus agile software development methodologies
?Demonstrate an understanding of software verification and validation techniques
?Identify the key components associated with software project planning.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 100 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018.

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IS4442 Software Quality and Standards

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS4441

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Tom O'Kane, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and tools to engage in software process improvement programmes.

Module Content: Process improvement models; Process optimization models; Software Quality Assurance; Indices for software quality; Business management models

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Define the steps involved in software process improvement programmes
?Discuss business optimization techniques (6 sigma, lean, etc.)
?Debate the application of software metrics to support business applications
?Discuss various models for software business management.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 100 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018.

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IS4443 Principles of Web Design for Business

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Carolanne Mahony, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an understanding of how to design, develop and evaluate web sites for different business environments.

Module Content: The topics covered include e-business models, the web development lifecycle, website usability and performance, client-side web programming languages (e.g. HTML, CSS).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss eBusiness models
?Critically evaluate website design, usability and navigation issues
?Evaluate the value of social media and other web 2.0 technologies in website design
?Write well-formed HTML pages implementing Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 40 marks; Continuous Assessment 60 marks (Course/Project Work).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS4444 Introduction to Web Development for Business

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS4443 or sufficient client side web design experience

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practicals/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Carolanne Mahony, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an understanding of how to develop and manage web based applications for business environments.

Module Content: The topics covered include client and server side web programming languages (e.g. JavaScript, and PHP), creating, accessing and querying databases online; and ebusiness security issues.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Utilise the JavaScript framework as a Client Side Scripting technology for web development.
?Utilise the PHP programming framework to create dynamic, database driven web applications.
?Query and manipulate data using relational database management systems to solve business problems.
?Critically evaluate online security threats for businesses.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 40 marks; Continuous Assessment 60 marks (Course/Project Work).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS4445 Principles of Interaction Design

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS4446

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Prof Joseph Feller, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an introductory understanding of interaction and interface design principles and development methods for desktop, web and mobile software.

Module Content: Introduction to: interaction design principles;interaction design methodologies; interface paradigms
and patterns; usability engineering; information architecture; information visualisation; interaction design
in desktop, web and mobile contexts; design evaluation and testing.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Articulate and apply core Human-Computer Interaction principles
?Elicit user interaction requirements
?Analyse, design and prototype user interfaces
?Effectively utilise interface paradigms and patterns and the methods associated with usability engineering, information architecture and information visualisation
?Rigorously evaluate existing software interfaces.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (Course/Project Work - 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS4446 Advanced Interaction Design

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS4445

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Prof Joseph Feller, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an advanced understanding of interaction and interface design principles and development methods for desktop, web and mobile software.

Module Content: Advanced topics in: interaction design principles;interaction design methodologies; interface paradigms and patterns; usability engineering; information architecture; information visualisation; interaction design in desktop, web and mobile contexts; design evaluation and testing.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Articulate and apply core Human-Computer Interaction principles using advanced methods
?Elicit user interaction requirements using advanced methods
?Analyse, design and prototype user interfaces using advanced methods
?Effectively utilise advanced interface paradigms and patterns and the methods associated with usability engineering, information architecture and information visualisation
?Rigorously evaluate existing software interfaces using advanced methods.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (Research Project - 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS4447 Principles of Mobile Systems Development

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 35 (Places allocated on a first come first served basis).

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s): IS4448

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practical/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Simon Woodworth, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a practical understanding of design principles, methods and technologies for mobile application software.

Module Content: The topics covered include: mobile application contexts; mobile platforms and operating systems; application deployment methodologies, mobile application design; mobile application development; client-server programming.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Articulate and apply mobile application design principles
?Develop, test, deploy and evaluate mobile applications using the Google Android platform
?Effectively utilise development tools such as the Eclipse development environment and the Google Android software development kit
?Evaluate existing mobile platforms such as Apple iOS and Google Android.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (2 in-lab practical exams of 20 marks each.).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS4448 Advanced Mobile Systems Design and Development

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 35 (Places allocated on a first come first served basis).

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s): IS4447

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; Other (Up to 22hrs Practical/Laboratory Sessions, as specified by the Department).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Simon Woodworth, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a practical understanding of design principles, methods and technologies for client - server mobile applications, utilising third party APIs

Module Content: The topics covered include: client-server mobile application design; utilisation of third party APIs; server deployment and configuration; an introduction to cloud computing; building mobile applications using multiple APIs and toolkits.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Articulate and apply client-server mobile application design principles
?Develop, test, deploy and evaluate client-server mobile applications using the Google Android platform
?Deploy and evaluate the XAMPP server environment on Amazon EC2
?Effectively utilise development tools such as the Eclipse development environment and the Google Android software development kit
?Evaluate existing third party server APIs suitable for use in mobile client server applications.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (2x in-lab practical exams worth 20 marks each).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS4449 IT Solution Selling and Digital Business

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS4450

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 6 x 1hr(s) Practicals (Up to).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the role of the IT / IS sales in business.

Module Content: The module provides an introduction to the principles of IT solution selling; the role of IT/IS sales in business; the commercial buying process; the role of the stakeholder in the IT/IS purchasing process; the role of sales as part of high technology entrepreneurial activity; sales communication skills including sales proposals and presentations; compliance, ethics and regulation in IT/IS sales and entrepreneurial activity and best practice in sales and customer management.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the core principles of IT solution selling including the product/service value proposition.
?Recognise the business criticality of IT/IS selling in business.
?Understand the role of the sales function in different types of technology businesses.
?Evaluate the essential elements of sales activity required for successful high technology entrepreneurship.
?Demonstrate business communication and presentation skills for sales and customer management.
?Evaluate the significance of compliance, ethics and social responsibility in IT solution selling and entrepreneurial activity.
?Evaluate excellence in IT/IS sales and customer management using a business case-based approach.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (Group Project - Group Presentation 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% Students must attend a minimum of 80% lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS4450 Technology and Solutions for the Sales Process and the Management of Global Business

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS4449

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 6 x 1hr(s) Practicals (Up to).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a practical understanding of the sales process, execution and management in global business and the role of IT in this area.

Module Content: The module provides an introduction to the sales process from sales prospecting and qualification to negotiation and agreement; principles of influencing and influencing techniques; IS in Sales and Customer Relationship Management (CRM); use of leading edge technology in sales analysis; sales engagement and distribution channels; and the design of sales strategies using social/digital tools.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Develop a customer pipeline through the identification, qualification and development of customer leads.
?Understand the role of an effective sales manager.
?Plan and execute strategies for building a sales team, an effective sales function and long term sales pipeline in technology business.
?Identify and evaluate different types of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) technology for doing business.
?Apply leading edge technology to support sales prospecting and activity analysis.
?Evaluate traditional and new sales distribution channels.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (Group Project - Report 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% Students must attend a minimum of 80% lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as precscribed by the Department).

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IS6012 Application of IT to the Third Sector

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an understanding of the role of Information Technology in the management of resources and practice in the Third Sector.

Module Content: Introduction to Information Technologies, Introduction to the Internet, e-Government and the Third Sector, Information Systems for Managing Financial and Human Resources.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?>Identify the type of Information Technology used in the Third Sector
?>Explain the impact of IT on the coordination of organisations in the Third Sector
?>Employ e-Government resources and related Internet applications to conduct social research
?>Understand the application of IT in the management of Financial and Human Resources.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Project: 5,000 words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Resubmit continuous assessment work at a date prescribed by the Department).

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IS6017 Enterprise Business Processes and Applications 1

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; Practicals; Other.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an overview of key issues organisations have to address when implementing new business processes and enterprise applications.

Module Content: Primarily through case study analysis this module discusses real life issues that organisations encounter when planning and implementing enterprise applications.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Draw on a portfolio of real world implementations as a basis for initial implementation analysis.
?Identify the strategic and operational consequences with implementing enterprise wide systems.
?Describe the implementation of enterprise wide systems and the issues arising in such projects.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Individual case analysis 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS6018 Enterprise Business Processes and Applications 2

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; Practicals; Other.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an overview of key issues organisations have to address when implementing new business processes and enterprise applications.

Module Content: Primarily through case study analysis this module discusses real life issues that organisations encounter when planning and implementing enterprise applications.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Utilise academic/pratitioner frameworks as a basis for solution based analysis.
?Effectively communicate enterprise wide system issues/solutions through visual/textual and presentational methods.
?Effectively analyse/interogate proposed solutions to enterprise wide system issues.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Case study presentation 70 marks; class participation 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS6025 Design Thinking for Business Analysis

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: The module provides an advanced treatment of business analysis and systems design using service design and design thinking concepts and tools.

Module Content: User Interface design; Agile Development; Design Thinking; Service Design; Services Sciences; Business Model Innovation

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically evaluate the changing role of the Business Analyst in agile software development
?Identify and implement a number of creative approaches to gathering and articulating user requirements
?Differentiate between product and service design
?Discuss how design thinking approaches can be applied to software and service design
?Apply a user-centred approach to business model generation.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Service Design Project 70 Marks, Group Presentation 30 Marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS6026 Business Analyst Skills (Last updated 12/10/2017)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: The module provides a practical treatment of business analysis techniques

Module Content: Business Requirements Elicitation, Requirements Management, Analysis Techniques, Enterprise Analysis and Requirements Documentation.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Appreciate the role and pressures of a business analyst
?Recognise the skills required to perform business analysis
?Select and apply appropriate requirement elicitation techniques
?Employ a variety of analysis techniques to identify requirements
?Create quality business requirement documentation
?Manage and communicate a set of business requirements.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Group course/project work 50 marks; Individual assignment 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS6027 Information Systems Project Planning

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures (24 hours lectures); Other.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Tom O'Kane, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: The objective of the module is to teach students the skills necessary to plan information systems development (ISD) projects. Students will be familiarised with the area of ISD project planning from both a theoretical and practical viewpoint. The fundamental principles of ISD project planning are explored and applied to actual contexts. The software tools and techniques employed within ISD project planning are also demonstrated.

Module Content: Principles of information systems (IS) project planning; IS project selection; Planning for IS projects; IS project organisation; Scheduling techniques; Risk Assessment; Resource Allocation.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Articulate the various roles, phases and stakeholders in planning IT projects
?Discuss the unique characteristics of IT projects
?Identify various development models associated with IT projects
?Demonstrate an understanding of project planning approaches
?Describe budget estimation techniques and discuss key aspects of resource allocation, scheduling and budgeting
?Demonstrate an understanding of risk analysis, identification and mitigation.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 100 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS6028 Information Systems Project Tracking and Oversight

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures (24hours lectures); Other.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Tom O'Kane, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: The objective of the module is to teach students the skills necessary to track and oversee information systems development (ISD) projects. Students will be familiarised with the area of ISD project tracking and oversight from both a theoretical and practical viewpoint. The fundamental principles of ISD project management are explored and applied to actual contexts. The software tools and techniques employed within ISD project management are also demonstrated in lectures.

Module Content: Principles of information systems (IS) project tracking and oversight; Monitoring IS projects; Reporting on IS projects; Close-out of IS projects (pitfalls and opportunities); Managing different types of ISD projects (customisation, collaboration, internet, stand-alone etc.); The IS project tracking and oversight function and organisation; IS project cost control (issues and methods); Software tools and techniques for IS project tracking and oversight; Managing people within IS development teams; Issues with global ISD projects; IS development project management case studies (real world examples of ISD projects).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Articulate the various roles, phases and stakeholders in tracking and overseeing IT projects
?Discuss the unique characteristics of tracking and overseeing IT projects
?Demonstrate an understanding of project monitoring approaches
?Demonstrate an understanding of ongoing risk management
?Demonstrate an understanding of software quality management
?Describe control and monitoring techniques
?Discuss the implications of managing people and teams.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (Group project 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS6029 Information Systems and Organisational Performance

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Fergal Carton, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To understand why and how organisations measure their performance, both from a financial and an operational viewpoint, and to relate performance measurement to the underlying control systems and their technical characteristics and constraints.

Module Content: Organisational goals, control and performance visibility, Integration of demand and supply processes, Link between operational processes and performance metrics, Information sharing, basic flows and latency, Data collection constraints in performance reporting, Virtualisation and data integrity challenges, the challenge for real-time reporting

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Recognise the influence of metrics of performance on performance
?Analyse organisational activity using different visualisation techniques (process mapping, business model
?Identify suitable performance metrics based on organisational goals and operational processes
?Analyse performance metrics in relation to underlying information management constraints
?Think creatively about performance measurement systems in view of virtual, physical and behavioural constraints surrounding the collection and aggregation of performance data.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (Group case study (20 marks) and Individual Data integrity essay (20 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS6030 Innovation Opportunity Recognition and Assessment

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Frederic Adam, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Dr Ciara Heavin, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To give students an awareness of the importance of opportunity recognition and evaluation in the development of successful new ventures.

Module Content: Successful high potential opportunity recognition requires the mastering of two sets of skills, namely market know how and technological ability. This course is intended to provide the core skills needed for the identification of opportunities that can lead to successful entrepreneurial high technology ventures. Case studies of entrepreneurial companies are used to show that opportunity recognition is a function of markets and technologies.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Assess and predict customer needs in markets that may not yet exist
?Create and execute marketing, technology development and strategic plans that integrate technological development with evolving customer requirements
?Appreciate the influence of technological innovation, marketing, market forces and venture finance in driving new technology ventures.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Individual Project (max. 3,000 words) 50 marks; Group Project (case write-ups) 50 marks.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at lectures and any other prescribed activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6031 Open Innovation and the Enabling Role of IT

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Frederic Adam, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an understanding of the strategic, operational and technological dimensions of engaging in open innovation activity (leveraging knowledge and capabilities outside of the firm)

Module Content: Open innovation archetypes and models; user-led innovation and co-creation; innovation markets and brokerages; community based peer-production; crowd sourcing and collective intelligence; technological platforms for open innovation and related processes.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Analyse open innovation models and processes from multiple perspectives
?Recommend appropriate open innovation activities for various innovation problems
?Describe the role of technology in facilitating open innovation.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Learning Journal 50 marks; Research Essay 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at lectures and any other prescribed activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6032 Venture Capital and Private Equity - Evaluating Early Stage Investments

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Frederic Adam, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Prof Mark Hutchinson, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with tools to enable them to analyse financial statements, value firms and draw inferences about past and future performance.

Module Content: How financial statements are used in valuation; DCF valuation; pricing book values and earnings; analysing financial statements; forecasting and valuation; valuation and business strategy analysis; accounting value versus economic value; analysing the quality of financial statements; risk and the cost of capital

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Develop key analysis tools that facilitate practical financial statement analysis
?Interpret financial statements on a time series and cross sectional basis
?Calculate and interpret measures of a company's liquidity, performance, risk and growth potential
?Discuss the uses and limitations of the tools for analysing financial statements
?Compute, understand and compare the value of firms using a comprehensive range of valuation models.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (In-class exam 20 marks; in-class presentation 40 marks; essay 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at lectures and any other prescribed activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6033 Leading Edge Seminar on Innovating in Europe - Focus on Ireland

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; Other (site visits as prescribed by module coordinator).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Frederic Adam, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To give students an understanding of Irish business culture by way of industry talks, site visits in Irish based businesses, a new business Incubator and other activities.

Module Content: Practical illustration of what doing business is all about in an Irish context on the basis of a number of activities including visits in carefully selected organisations who have a substantial innovation dimension, either in relation to their products and services or to their business processes.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explain the basic organisation and business processes of an organisation with a dual focus on both large and small to medium organisations
?Describe the process of enterprise creation including the innovation commercialisation process
?Analyse the specifics of conducting business in an Irish context
?Present the strong areas and the opportunities in Irish business and commerce.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (learning journal worth 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Learning journal and active participation in all prescribed activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 3,000 word additional essay on a topic pertaining to the module.

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IS6034 Strategy and Innovation

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Frederic Adam, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and programme coordinator, Institut Superieur du Commerce de Paris, France).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students wtih an understanding of the need to link innovation and strategy and embed innovation into the fabric of the firm's strategy.

Module Content: This module is concerned with explaining the mechanisms for strategic alignment in the specific case of innovation. This includes an understanding of the need for alignment and the managerial techniques that can be used to ensure that innovation opportunities and strategy inform each other. The role of top management and other key stakeholders are considered as well as the need for interaction between them.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explain the need for the alignment of all core business activity with strategy
?Propose specific strategies for innovation alignment with the strategy of the organisation
?Explain who must contribute to the embedding of innovative ideas in strategic thinking.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (In-class exam 20 marks; in-class presentation 40 marks; essay 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at lectures and any other prescribed activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS6035 Globalisation and Innovation

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Frederic Adam, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and programme coordinator, Institut Superieur du Commerce de Paris, France).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an understanding of the specific management techniques that can foster creativity and innovation in the context of emerging markets and globalisation.

Module Content: This module is concerned with the management of people as a key asset in the development of innovative ideas. It considers all the strategies that can be pursued in seeking to create the Innovative Firm including the development of stimulating organisational environments. This includes strategies for managing research teams in synchronous as well as asynchronous situations and concentrates on the specific scenarios arising as a result of globalisation.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the strategies that can be pursued in seeking to create an innovative firm
?Propose a coherent strategy for managing innovation in the context of a specific project
?Create and manage a research team and contribute meaningfully to the work of such a team
?Understand the specific circumstances of dealing with emerging markets in a globalised environment.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (In-class exam 20 marks; in-class presentation 40 marks; essay 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at lectures and any other prescribed activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS6036 Design and Innovation

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Frederic Adam, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and programme coordinator, Institut Superieur du Commerce de Paris, France).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a detailed understanding of the stages of the product development life cycle, from the generation of ideas to the design stages to the commericialisation and launch and to the ulitmate retirement.

Module Content: This module contains a theoretical presentation of the product life cycle illustrated by real life examples and focusing on innovative products or products that are radically transformed by embedded technologies and innovations. Each phase is presented in turn and activities that run for the whole life cycle are outlined. The roles of the different stakeholders in the process are described and their contributions are also outlined.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explain in detail the different stages in the new product development life cycle
?Provide clear examples of activities which might be performed at the different stages of the life cycle
?Propose coherent strategies for the management of the NPD cycle in an organisation.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (In-class exam 20 marks; in-class presentation 40 marks; essay 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at lectures and any other prescribed activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS6037 Leading Edge Seminar in Innovation in European Business

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; Other (site visits are required by the module coordinator).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Frederic Adam, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and programme coordinator, Institut Superieur du Commerce de Paris, France).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an understanding of French business culture by way of industry talks, site visits to French businesses, a visit to the EU Directorate in Brussels and other activities.

Module Content: Practical illustration of what doing business is all about in a French context on the basis of a number of activities including visits to carefully selected organisations who have a substantial innovation dimension, either in relation to their products and services or to their business processes. A visit to the EU in Brussels for interviews with experts in innvoation will provide a specific focus on funding research and innovation in a European context. A crash course in everyday French language is also provided.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explain the role of the EU in promoting business development in Europe
?Describe the mechanisms for obtaining resources in an EU context
?Analyse the specifics of conducting business in a French context
?Present the strong areas and the opportunities in French business and commerce.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (learning journal worth 100 mark).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Active participation in all prescribed activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 3,000 word additional essay on a topic pertaining to the module.

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IS6038 Placement Report

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 3.

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Placements (Industrial placement).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Frederic Adam, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and programme coordinator, Institut Superieur du Commerce de Paris, France).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with first hand experience of working in a modern organisation in a real capacity.

Module Content: A minimum of 800 hours internship.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the challenges of working in industry
?Conceptualise the challenges inherent in bringing innovation into an organisation
?Explain their role in an organisation with reference to specific tasks assigned to them.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (placement report worth 200 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Performance of prescribed activities. Participation in a dedicated web forum. Placement report.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward (Where students fail to complete the placement requirement in the requisite timeframe (April to September), they will be given the opportunity to repeat their placement after completion of Part IV of the programme, in the January to May timeframe.). The placement report must be resubmitted with requested changes and improvements, at the discretion of the board of studies of the programme.

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IS6039 Innovation in Services

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1. (Part 4).

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Frederic Adam, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Prof. Remko van der Lugt, University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a detailed understanding of the application of innovation and design related concepts to the services area.

Module Content: This module is concerned with providing students with a strong grounding in the services area,from the design of services to performance monitoring and management. Based on this understanding it is proposed to shoe how the input of customers and users of the services can be used to radically innovate service offerings thereby enhancing the quality of the service. This module leverages the content presented in other modules of the programme, especially regarding product innovation processes and the management of innovation. In this module the "translation" towards application in the services area is made.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explain in detail the specifics and characteristics of services
?Explain how core innovation and design related concepts apply in the services area
?Lead and direct an innovation in services process
?Propose coherent strategies for designing or upgrading services in ways that are truly innovative and bring radical improvements.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (In-class exam 20 marks; in-class presentation 40 marks; essay 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at lectures and any other prescribed activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6040 Innovating Organisation and Leadership

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1. (Part 4).

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Frederic Adam, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Prof. Paul Breman, University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a practical understanding of new organisational forms, leadership and the human side of innovation.

Module Content: In order to deliver effective and durable innovation human management knowledge and skills are essential. This module is concerned with organisational aspects of innovation, leadership and teamwork. It is necessary for innovation managers to motivate team members to perform and behave in accordance with expectations and that team members cooperate effectively and harmoniously in order to attain success. This module contributes to this required knowledge and understanding of the field of leadership and teamwork seen from the human and social perspective. This module introduces the leadership and teamwork constructs, elaborates on different approaches to leadership and examines contemporary issues regarding leadership. The essentials of teamwork, leadership of projects, stakeholder management and shared leadership will be presented and discussed. The final focus will be on the leadership of project teams in the context of the structure, culture and dynamics of the organisation.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Organise people, capabilities, resources and activities in order to achieve an organisation's objectives and goals
?Use the requisite personal, interpersonal and managerial skills to effectively and efficiently manage people and teams of people working in or contributing to projects, while recognising and respecting different cultures and value systems
?Be sensitive to the organisational, cultural and socio-economic environment of a project
?Develop the personal and interpersonal skills needed to effectively inform, influence and motivate other people.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (In-class exam 20 marks; in-class presentation 40 marks; essay 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at lectures and any other prescribed activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS6041 Implementing Innovation and Managing Change

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1. (Part 4).

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Frederic Adam, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Prof. Gilbert Silvius, University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a strong mix of theoretical and practical elements in the area of project management and the management of changes aimed at the implementation of innovation.

Module Content: This module focuses on project management (including project scoping, planning, organising and reporting) and the management of change (including strategies for coping with resistance to change and communicating about change), as organisational instruments for the implementation, diffusion and adoption of innovation in organisations.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Develop a coherent strategy for the deployment of innovations in an organisation
?Plan and manage a programme for the implementation of innovation
?Develop a coherent strategy for managing change and coping with staff resistance.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (In-class exam 20 marks; in-class presentation 40 marks; essay 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at lectures and any other prescribed activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6042 Leading Edge Seminar on Innovating in Europe - Focus on the Netherlands and Northern Europe

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1. (Part 4).

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; Other (site visits as required by the module coordinator).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Frederic Adam, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Jelly Offereins, University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an understanding of Dutch business clusters, culture and innovations by way of guest lectures, industry talks, site visits in Dutch businesses, a series of workshops on the use of simulation for business planning and development and other activities.

Module Content: Practical illustration of what innovation and business is all about in a Dutch context on the basis of a number of activities including visits to carefully selected organisations that have a substantial innovation dimension either in relation to their products and services or to their business processes. The use of simulation as a business tool will be demonstrated in a series of practical seminars with direct focus on planning and managing innovation. A crash course in everyday Dutch language is also provided.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explain the role of simulation in business development and innovation
?Analyse the specifics of conducting business in a Dutch context
?Describe the strong areas and the opportunities in Dutch business and commerce.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (learning journal worth 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Learning journal. Active participation in all prescribed activities.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Additional 3000 word essay on a topic pertaining to the module.

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IS6043 Dissertation in Innovation in European Business

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3. (Work for this module will end in December but given the nature of Thesis evaluation marks cannot be returned by date of Winter board and should be Spring instead.).

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 6 x 3hr(s) Workshops.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Frederic Adam, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Prof. Gilbert Silvius, University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To give students the opportunity to research a specific area related to the deployment of innovation in organisations.

Module Content: Dedicated support will be provided for the writing of the dissertation in Dissertation Completion workshops and students will have designated mentors to supervise them.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Collect and organise literature pertaining to the topic of innovation
?Write a well structured report on a particular topic related to the deployment of innovation
?Present their finding in a clear and concise manner.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (100 marks Literature Review and 300 marks Dissertation as per the instructions provided to students in the dissertation guide.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Dissertation, Attendance at Dissertation Preparation and Completion workshops at the three locations and submission of Literature Review.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination.

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IS6044 Financial Metrics for Business Performance

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To understand why and how organisations measure their performance, both from a financial and an operational viewpoint. The objective of the module is to teach students about the role of quantitative and qualitative metrics in the management of business performance.

Module Content: Types and functions of accounts, financial statements, financial ratios, budgeting, financing and non-quantitative appraisal techniques.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Understand and interpret the different financial statements.
?Analyse the performance of a business through financial ratios.
?Understand the role and importance of budget for a business.
?Compare and contrast quantitative and non-quantitative performance measures.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks (1 x 1.5 hours written examination); Continuous Assessment 40 marks (In-class examination : 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS6050 Business Data Strategy

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Mary Daly, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: The objective of this module is to enable students to critically evaluate and establish a business data strategy that will facilitate the full exploitation of organisation data

Module Content: The module will focus on data-driven strategies for organisations. Data is a key organisational resource and organisations require a strategy for business data. Key components include a programme for the integration of the many sources of organisational data as well as a data governance programme. The establishment and composition of a data analytics team in an organisation will be considered.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate key principles and strategies for master data management
?Demonstrate the application of strategic frameworks that facilitate a data strategy in different organisation types
?Critically evaluate a broad portfolio of integration tools and techniques to automate data management tasks
?Evaluate the options and rationale associated with the design and implementation of data govenance.
?Evaluate the options for the establishment of a data analytics team in an organisation.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (End of semester examination); Continuous Assessment 50 marks (Continuous Assessment (Group course/project work 25 marks; Individual learning log 25 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6051 Business Data Visualisation

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 12 x 1hr(s) Tutorials.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: The objective of this module is to understand the impact of the visual presentation of information on information analysis capability.

Module Content: The module provides a critical evaluation of performance dashboard design that will facilitate measuring, monitoring and managing organisational performance. Using concepts of information visualisation and graphical presentation, as well as analytic techniques, students will develop skills for diverse types of visual analysis

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically evaluate the use of computer-supported interactive, visual representations in the support of cognitive analysis
?Demonstrate an understanding of the use of 'knowledge of perception' in the construction of dashboards and other visualisations
?Critically evaluate the application of analytical techniques and practices in the support of Business Performance Management initiatives.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Group project 40 marks; individual project 60 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6052 Business Intelligence and Business Analytics Applications

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: The objective of this module is to enable students to critically evaluate the tools and applications that enable organisations manage the corporate data complexity that prevails in more and more organisations.

Module Content: Content will include discussion on IS and information complexity in organisations, data in legacy systems, descriptive, predictive and perscriptive analytics in the Big Data world.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Understand the complexity of information sources in organisations today, and synthesise the organisational demand for information coherency
?Demonstrate a critical understanding of the application and tools' capabilities for data analytics
?Evaluate current organisational analytics trends through case studies.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (End of semester examination); Continuous Assessment 50 marks (Continuous assessment: Individual analytical business project 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward, Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6053 Analysing Human Decision Making and Decision Support Systems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: The objective of this module is to ensure that students have a critical understanding of the cognitive aspects of human decision making, and how Decision Support Systems are used in organisations to support human decision making

Module Content: This module will cover aspects of cognitive decision making including decision making and uncertainty, heuristics and biases in probability assessment, group decision making, the role of insight and intuition in decision making. The role of DSS and information from DSS is fundamental to the support of the human decision making capability in organisations today.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate a critical understanding of managerial decision making in organisations where uncertainty prevails
?Evaluate how bias impacts decision making, and synthesise how information can overcome the negative effect of bias
?Evaluate when and how DSS can be used for decision making guidance and support, at different levels in the organisation, and present scenarios where and how levels of support can be maximised.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (End of semester examination); Continuous Assessment 50 marks (Group assignment 50 marks (30 group marks, 20 individual presentation marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS6060 Cloud Technologies

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 12 x 1hr(s) Tutorials.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: Students will identify, assess and apply Cloud technologies, and in so doing, assimilate the needed concepts and skills involved in evaluating deployment of Cloud technologies securely in an organisational context.

Module Content: The module provides an introduction to Cloud technologies and considers: Infrastructure-, Platform- and Software-as-a-Service (Iaas, Paas and Saas), application of Cloud technologies with an organisation; security considerations; business cases and use cases; discovery and application of best practices; application types that can be successfully deployed in a Cloud environment. Emphasis will be placed on improving students' ability to critically analyse Cloud technology given particular business needs.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Appraise the characteristics of and differences between IaaS, PaaS and SaaS;
?Compare the various Cloud applications technologies, platforms and services used by organisations;
?Articulate the application of Cloud technologies to business operations, processes and activities;
?Evaluate security strategies and their application with respect to Cloud technology;
?Understand best practices for application of Cloud technology in an organisational context;
?Formulate specific use cases for application of Cloud technology.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks ( Formal Written Examination 60 marks;); Continuous Assessment 40 marks (Continuous Assessment 40 marks. (Continuous Assessment (Two assignments worth 20 marks each.)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS6061 Secure Data Acquisition and Management

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 12 x 2hr(s) Tutorials.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: Students will assimilate, compare and evaluate processes, techniques, prerequisites and standards for the secure acquisition and management of data in organisations.

Module Content: The module provides an introduction to data acquisition and management in an organisational context and considers: Data sources, for example social media, customers, market data, financial data, environmental data, IoT data; Data acquisition and staging methodologies; techniques for processing data; Options for data storage, retention and security; Ethical, regulatory, standards and legislative constraints on data acquisition and retention;

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Assess the organisational context in which data are acquired, processed and retained;
?Describe and compare the processes and technologies by which data are acquired from the organisation?s environment;
?Evaluate the processes and technologies by which data are processed and analysed within the organisation;
?Evaluate the processes and technologies by which data are retained and secured within the organisation;
?Appraise and apply applicable EU standards and legislation concerning retention of data.;
?Determine the ethical and regulatory issues concerning retention of data.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks (Formal Written Examination 60 marks;); Continuous Assessment 40 marks (Continuous Assessment 40 marks. (Continuous Assessment (Two assignments worth 20 marks each.)).).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS6100 Electronic Business Models and Systems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Mr Jeremy Hayes, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To examine the emergence of eCommerce and the role of the business model in enabling it.

Module Content: Roadmap to Organisational and Consumer eCommerce
Business Model Analysis and Frameworks
Virtual Communities
Infomediaries
Emerging platforms and contexts for electronic business
Mobile Commerce

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the role of IT in facilitating and enabling new business models for eCommerce
?Critically analyse business model frameworks
?Evaluate electronic business from multiple perspectives.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (Exam); Continuous Assessment 50 marks (50 marks Group Project).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6113 Storage Technology

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module aims to provide students with an understanding of storage technology.

Module Content: This module considers storage technology, storage systems architecture, networked storage, monitoring and managing in a data centre, SAN design and management, NAS design and management, backup design, local replication, and remote replication.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the challenges found in todays complex information management environment
?Describe storage technology solutions (e.g. DAS, NAS, SAN)
?Describe the key business drivers for storage: Information Availability and Business Continuity
?Describe common storage management roles and responsibilities.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Project work (50 marks); In Class Test (50 marks).).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at lectures and practicals (if applicable).

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6117 Electronic Business Development Project

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (Under the supervision of academic mentors, students will carry out their project work commencing at the end of their summer exams. The completed project will be presented and submitted on a date in late September to be determined by the Department.).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a practical understanding of developing new electronic business ventures, and prototyping the required online applications.

Module Content: Establishing new e-business ventures, developing an e-business strategy, developing applications to support e-business ventures, project management methods and tools for systems development environments, implementing, tracking and co-ordinating development project

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Recognise opportunities for developing new electronic business initiatives
?Conduct a feasability analysis for a particular electronic business initiative
?Develop a business plan for a new electronic business venture
?Develop a prototype of the technical infrastructure required to operate a particular electronic business initiative
?Present and defend the appropriateness of their proposed plan and technical infrastructure.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (Semester 1: Initial report on e-Business idea 20 marks; Semester 2: Detailed report on e-Business idea 20 marks; Semester 3: interim project report I 20 marks; interim project report II 20 marks; system and systems documentation 140 marks; business plan 140 marks; final presentation 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Any failed or non-submitted elements of Continuous Assessment must be submitted by a date to be advised by the Department.). Passed elements of Continuous Assessment are carried forward to the Winter Exam Board.

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IS6121 Leveraging IT Seminar Series

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Karen Mary Neville, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Dr Audrey Grace, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: The aim of this course is to examine current IT issues impacting Contemporary Businesses.

Module Content: This module features a series of seminars delivered by industrial speakers and experts on key IS/IT issues affecting businesses and industry in general.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Understand an Organisations/SME's IT and Business requirements
?Integrate core business and IT-skills, through the application of theory to practice
?Identify IT solutions for a Business challenge
?Apply problem-solving techniques to a real-world issues.
?Develop data analytical and decision-making skills.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Course work (100 marks) - Business and IS Portfolio).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Attendance at lectures and practicals (if applicable).

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Any failed or non-submitted elements of Continuous Assessment must be submitted by a date in January to be advised by the Department.).

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IS6122 Collaborative Industry Research Project

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semester 3. (Collaborative Industry Research Project).

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Other (Workshops, group sessions, industry mentor/supervisor meetings).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Karen Mary Neville, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Dr Audrey Grace, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a practical understanding of undertaking an applied research project in collaboration with a business partner.

Module Content: The collaborative project will allow groups to specialise on certain industry sectors (eg: financial services, pharmaceuticals, government, retail / distribution etc) as part of their selection of a topic.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Understand the practical challenges and dynamics of working in a team.
?Develop data analytical and decision-making skills
?Leverage industrial partnerships and develop transferable professional practice skills
?Develop skills in applied problem-solving, managing and leveraging IT for organisations
?Examine current issues in IT which are impacting organisations
?Evaluate business IT issues and create appropriate solutions
?Design and Deliver a report of the solution to an organisation/SME.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (Course Work including: Group Report (200 marks); Group Presentation (100 marks) and Individual assessment (100 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Any failed or non-submitted elements of Continuous Assessment must be submitted by a date to be advised by the Department). Passed elements of Continuous Assessment are carried forward to the Winter Exam Board. Any failed or non-submitted elements of Continuous Assessment must be submitted by a date to be advised by the Department.

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IS6124 Business Models for Disruptive Technology

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS6100

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Mr Jeremy Hayes, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To examine emerging technology trends and the new business models being enabled by them.

Module Content: Web 2.0 - Emerging technological and social trends
Open Innovation
Social Media Strategy
Cloud Computing Business Models
Business Models for Big Data

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the tenets of the Web 2.0 era and their impact on business and society
?Critically analyse emerging technologies
?Evaluate business models for disruptive technologies.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (Exam); Continuous Assessment 50 marks (50 Marks individual project).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6125 Database Analysis and Design

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 12, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): NONE

Co-requisite(s): NONE

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures; 24hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Robert Gleasure, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with the concepts and skills required to analyze organizational activities, information flows and to subsequently create the data models required to support these activities.

Module Content: Topics covered include; requirements analysis, introduction to datafication and emerging data capabilities, and data modelling (ERDs and normalisation).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Analyse organisational activities to identify key data requirements
?Generate ERD to identify data sources and their relationships
?Employ normalisation processes to assist in meeting the data integrity requirements
?Identify and strategize around semi-structured and unstructured data capabilities.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks (1 Data Modelling Exam 20 marks, 1 Group Report 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6126 Databases for Management Information Systems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 12, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): NONE

Co-requisite(s): NONE

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures; 24hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Robert Gleasure, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with the concepts and skills required to create database structures and to develop business reports to support decision making.

Module Content: Data modelling is studied in its practical dimensions and enterprise relational database applications (e.g. Oracle, MS Access) are used to demonstrate the key issues in database administration. Database querying is also studied using SQL, while semi-structured and unstructured data techniques are studied using XML.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify and use different types of database to meet an organisation?s functional requirements
?Demonstrate proficiency in basic SQL scripting, including the ability to insert, delete and update database records
?Apply dynamic structure to text documents using XML
?Analyse data to create business intelligence.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks (Individual exam 20 marks and Group Report 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6127 Systems Analysis and Application Modelling

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module aims to provide students with the modern vision of IS development as an agile "rapid response" process which aims at aligning the information systems of the firm with business goals in close to real time.

Module Content: This module considers systems analysis from an agile perspective and looks at how competitive advantage may be derived from IT. Topics covered include; principles of Object-Orientated analysis and design, UML (Unified Modeling Language), OO development methods, CASE Tools and project management.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the context of information systems development and describe the Zachman framework for informations systems development
?Utilise different techniques for requirements gathering
?Describe software requirements using the Unified Modelling Language (UML)
?Contrast the difference between types of process models
?Utilise UML to describe a software architecture.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks (Project Work (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6128 Application Design

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module deals with application design from both a visual and technical standpoint.

Module Content: This module details the stages from having a logical model of an application to implementing a physical design and implementation. It deals with user interface design, web design, human factors and the constraints which must be taken into account when designing an information system. It also looks at technological trends and best practise used in industry when developing information systems.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the constraints on user interface design
?Discuss the process of interaction design.
?Contrast the different architectures and platforms used in the development of complex information systems.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks (Project Work (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6129 Introduction to e-Business Experience and Practice

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS6130

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Audrey Grace, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To introduce students to electronic business activity in practice, based on a portfolio of real-world electronic business case studies.

Module Content: The module provides an introduction to electronic business activities and challenges, illustrated through the analysis of real organisations. Strong emphasis will be placed on improving students' ability to analyse business situations using theories/models.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe a number of extant theories/models that are widely used to analyse real world e-Business activities.
?Demonstrate the ability to apply theories/models in order to evaluate their electronic business operations in the context of their strategic objectives and environmental characteristics.
?Demonstrate the ability to apply theories/models in order to identify the key challenges facing these organisations in pursuing particular electronic business activities.
?Organise and present e-Business analysis in a clear, concise and convincing manner.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Continuous Assessment (Group course/project work 50 marks; Individual learning log 50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6130 e-Business Strategy Formulation

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS6129

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Audrey Grace, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To introduce students to a systematic approach to electronic business strategy formulation, illustrated through the analysis of real-world electronic business case studies.

Module Content: The module considers how the key challenges facing e-Business organisations can be addressed through the formulation and operationalisation of an appropriate e-Business strategy. Strong emphasis will be placed on improving students' ability to articulate an e-Business strategy and to critique both the strengths and weaknesses of any particular strategic approach.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the main goals and constituent elements of an e-Business strategy.
?Demonstrate the ability to apply extant theories/models to organisations in order to recommend appropriate strategies for overcoming electronic business challenges facing these organisations.
?Justify one strategy over another by reference to the e-Business organisation itself and relevant theories/models.
?Synthesise electronic business theory and practice to reveal new conceptual/practical insights.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks ( Group Course/Project Work (50 Marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6131 Programming for Web Applications and Services 1

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS6132

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures; 24hr(s) Practicals (Up to).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an understanding of the principles of designing and developing websites.

Module Content: Topics include: the web development lifecycle, web application usability and quality, web server technology and operations.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically evaluate website design, usability and navigation using current standards
?Write well-formed HTML pages
?Implement Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to enhance the look and feel of a web application
?Utilise the JavaScript framework as a Client Side Scripting technology for web development.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Project Work (50 marks); In-class assessment (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students failing this module must repeat the continuous assessment elements or undertake an alternative assignment at the discretion of the Head of Department).

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IS6132 Programming for Web Applications and Services 2

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS6131

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures; 24hr(s) Practicals (Up to).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an understanding of the principles of developing and managing web applications and web services.

Module Content: Topics include: client and server-side Web development technologies, Internet-based distributed Electronic Business Systems (Web Services) and new trends in website development.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Utilise the PHP programming framework to create dynamic, database driven web applications
?Query and manipulate data using relational database management systems (e.g. MS Access and Oracle) to solve business problems
?Examine the emergence of web services and the automated software agents for the Semantic Web
?Utilise the web development process.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks (Project Work (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6135 Optimising the Business Value of IT

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Karen Mary Neville, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Dr Audrey Grace, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module aims to provide an understanding of the issues concerned with ensuring business value and continuity of the service offered to the firm by information systems.

Module Content: This module examines the composition of the IT budget and interaction with functional areas within the business. Such interaction is examined to provide a basic understanding of the concept of Total Cost of Ownership of IT. Quantitative approaches to decision making in IT investments are presented, as are scenarios for risk evaluation, disaster planning, and recovery.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explain and discuss IS productivity issues
?Use appropriate value-measuring techniques to evaluate IS investments e.g. ROI, NPV, TCO, etc.
?Apply the IS success model to the evaluation of IS initiatives
?Discuss Information Orientation and Portfolio Analysis
?Evaluate strategic business-IT alignment and outline an appropriate alignment strategy
?Discuss TQM, BVR and BPM as well as approaches and issues
?Discuss Green IT and its likely impact on future IT strategies
?Discuss IT innovation and adoption in relation to specific examples
?Elicit requirements for business continuity and disaster recovery plans and produce an outline of an appropriate strategy.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks (Course/Project Work (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS6136 Professional Practice Skills

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Karen Mary Neville, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Dr Audrey Grace, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module teaches students how to leverage extant research to analyse current issues facing organisations and to offer evidence based recommendations to address such issues.

Module Content: The module incorporates content that aims to develop professional practice skills including: engaging with clients; analytical and problem solving skills; leveraging extant literature to evaluate contemporary business issues; active listening and data collection techniques; formulating research questions; communication strategy; composing business messages efficiently; professional writing, reporting and editing.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Communicate clearly and concisely using effective business writing and speaking
?Use a range of methods to effectively gather pertinent information on a given business scenario
?Leverage analysis to offer evidence-based recommendations to organisations
?Apply appropriate theories/frameworks to investigate and appraise business and IS/IT issues.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Group Research Proposal 50 Marks; Individual Learning Reflection 50 Marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination.

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IS6137 IT Sourcing and Projects

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Karen Mary Neville, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Dr Audrey Grace, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the role of the IS/IT function in a modern organisation and approaches to sourcing IS/IT solutions.

Module Content: This module considers the frameworks that can be adopted to address the trade-off between efficiency and effectiveness in delivering IT solutions to a business community. Topics include: Frameworks (e.g. Core Capabilities, FORT, and Task-Technology-Fit) and the PMBOK (project management body of knowledge).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Recognise the importance of IS/IT to organisations
?Recognise the need for enterprise-wide integration and the importance of enterprise systems in organisations
?Differentiate between the various roles in an IS/IT function
?Analyse frameworks and capabilities for IS/IT sourcing
?Analyse frameworks and capabilities for IS/IT project management.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks (Course/ Project Work (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by Department).

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IS6138 IT Governance and Compliance

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Karen Mary Neville, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Dr Audrey Grace, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the centrality of IT governance and IS/IT in a modern organisation.

Module Content: This module considers the frameworks that can be adopted to address issues around IT governance and IS/IT Investments. Topics include: Governance and Investment Frameworks (e.g. Weill and Ross, Ross and Beath, etc.) and IS/IT Management Frameworks (e.g. COBIT, Zachman, etc.).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Evaluate IT governance using frameworks and models
?Evaluate IS/IT Compliance using frameworks and models
?Recognise the importance of IS/IT leadership
?Differentiate between appropriate frameworks for IS/IT management.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks (Course/Project Work (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by Department).

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IS6139 IS for Organisational Performance

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 24 x 1hr(s) Practicals (Up to).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Karen Mary Neville, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Dr Audrey Grace, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module examines systems and techniques used in managerial decision support in the context of evidence-based performance management and related organizational decision making.

Module Content: The role of information in managerial decision making - from strategy to execution;
Planning and managing performance and measuring results - the role of Key Performance Indicators;
The role of data in reporting and performance measurement;
Basic and advanced data visualization techniques;
Dashboards as decision support tools;
Organizational decision making and procedural rationality;

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?explain the importance of IS in support of managerial business functions.
?discuss issues of organizational decision making and procedural rationality;
?explain the need for reliable information in organizational decision making;
?apply performance management and measurement techniques - including the utilization of Key Performance Indicators;
?understand and have applied the basics of data presentation methods;
?demonstrate experience with a database tool as a result of exploring basic data presentation techniques during their hands-on sessions in the labs;
?design and implement visual performance evaluation and reporting solutions such as managerial dashboards.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Course/Project work (100 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by Department).

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IS6140 Enterprise Business Intelligence

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 24 x 1hr(s) Practicals (Up to).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Karen Mary Neville, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Dr Audrey Grace, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module examines techniques, technologies and systems designed to enable efficient management and manipulation of enterprise data assets required for evidence-based decision making. It also reviews related organizational processes and roles intended to create conditions required for the effective management of the data-lifecycle.

Module Content: The role of information in managerial decision making;
The concept of Business Intelligence (BI): from data to decision making;
IS data integration strategies pursued by organisations;
Introduction to Data Warehousing, Data Marts, Data Cubes and data management issues of Cloud computing;
Big Data and Business Analytics concepts and tools;
Data governance, master data management, data quality;
The role of decision support and its systems (DSS).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?comprehensively describe the various functions IS play in organizations along with relevant system typologies;
?understand the requirements against the quality of data used in organizational decision making;
?discuss the role of master data management in the context of the data lifecycle;
?describe the data manipulation environment surrounding decision making (including key components such as OLTP, ETL, Data Marts, Data Warehouse, Data Cubs, OLAP, visualization, and various analytics tools);
?explain the underlying principles upon which integrated enterprise data management solutions are built;
?discuss expectations against enterprise-wide data governance.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 75 marks; Continuous Assessment 25 marks (Course/Project work (25 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by Department).

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IS6143 Foundations of Object Oriented Programming using Java

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS6144

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 12 x 2hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Simon Woodworth, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a practical understanding of object oriented programming by applying design principles, methods and technologies for Java application software.

Module Content: The topics covered include: introduction to programming; introduction to Object Oriented Programming using Java; debugging; testing; designing Java applications; Java applications in a mobile context.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Articulate and apply object oriented application design principles.
?Design and develop Java applications.

?Test, deploy and evaluate Java applications.

?Effectively utilise development tools such as the jGRASP and Eclipse development environments
?Articulate the process of translating business need to a preliminary high level application design.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (Two Java Application Development in-lab exercises, 20 marks each.).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment. Students must attend 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6144 Introduction to Mobile Application Development

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 15.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS6143

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 12 x 2hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Simon Woodworth, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Dr Simon Woodworth, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a practical understanding of mobile programming by applying design principles, methods and technologies for Android mobile apps.

Module Content: The topics covered include: introduction to Mobile Programming using Android; mobile application contexts; mobile application design; mobile application development; introduction to client-server programming.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Develop, test, deploy and evaluate mobile applications.

?Develop and deploy mobile apps using the Google Android platform.
?Effectively utilise development tools such as the Eclipse development environment and the Google Android software development kit.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (Two Mobile Application Development In-lab exercises, 20 marks each.).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment. Students must attend 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6145 Database Analysis and Design

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): NONE

Co-requisite(s): NONE

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures; 24hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Robert Gleasure, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with the concepts and skills required to analyze organizational activities, information flows and to subsequently create the data models required to support these activities.

Module Content: Topics covered include; requirements analysis, introduction to datafication and emerging data capabilities, and data modelling (ERDs and normalisation).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Analyse organisational activities to identify key data requirements
?Generate ERD to identify data sources and their relationships
?Employ normalisation processes to assist in meeting the data integrity requirements
?Identify and strategize around semi-structured and unstructured data capabilities.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks (1 Data Modelling Exam 20 marks, 1 Group Report 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6146 Databases for Management Information Systems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 24 x 1hr(s) Tutorials.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Robert Gleasure, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with the concepts and skills required to create database structures and to develop business reports to support decision making.

Module Content: Data modelling is studied in its practical dimensions and enterprise relational database applications (e.g. Oracle, MS Access) are used to demonstrate the key issues in database administration. Database querying is also studied using SQL, while semi-structured and unstructured data techniques are studied using XML.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify and use different types of database to meet an organisation?s functional requirements
?Demonstrate proficiency in basic SQL scripting, including the ability to insert, delete and update database records
?Apply dynamic structure to text documents using XML
?Analyse data to create business intelligence.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks (Individual exam 20 marks and Group Report 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment. Students must attend.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6147 Service Design Thinking

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 30.

Pre-requisite(s): N/A

Co-requisite(s): N/A

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: The objective of this course is to help students apply the creative problem-solving techniques of designers to solve business problems.

Module Content: User Interface design; Agile Development; Design Thinking; Service Design; Services Sciences; Business Model Innovation

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?? Understand and apply the design thinking process
?? Differentiate between product and service design
?? Discuss how design thinking approaches can be applied to software and service design
?? Apply a user-centred approach to business model generation.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Design Thinking Project 70 Marks, Group Presentation 30 Marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% .Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (or by such method as prescribed by module co-ordinator).

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IS6150 Electronic Business Models and Systems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Karen Mary Neville, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Dr Audrey Grace, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To examine the emergence of eCommerce and the role of the business model in enabling it.

Module Content: Content:
Roadmap to Organisational and Consumer eCommerce
Business Model Analysis and Frameworks
Virtual Communities
Infomediaries
Emerging platforms and contexts for electronic business
Mobile Commerce

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the role of IT in facilitating and enabling new business models for eCommerce
?Critically analyse business model frameworks
?Evaluate electronic business from multiple perspectives.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks (Group/Project work (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by Department).

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IS6151 Business Models for Disruptive Technology

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Karen Mary Neville, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Dr Audrey Grace, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To examine emerging technology trends and the new business models being enabled by them.

Module Content: Web 2.0 - Emerging technological and social trends
Open Innovation
Social Media Strategy
Cloud Computing Business Models
Business Models for Big Data

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the tenets of the Web 2.0 era and their impact on business and society
?Critically analyse emerging technologies
?Evaluate business models for disruptive technologies.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks (Individual project (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by Department).

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IS6152 Business Analysis Requirements, Skills and Techniques

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Karen Mary Neville, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Dr Audrey Grace, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module aims to provide students with the modern vision of IS development as an agile "rapid response" process which aims at aligning the information systems of the firm with business goals in close to real time.

Module Content: This module considers systems analysis from an agile perspective and looks at how competitive advantage may be derived from IT. Topics covered include; principles of Object-Orientated analysis and design, UML (Unified Modeling Language), OO development methods, CASE Tools and project management.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the context of information systems development and describe the Zachman framework for information systems development
?Utilise different techniques for requirements gathering
?Describe software requirements using the Unified Modelling Language (UML)
?Contrast the difference between types of process models
?Utilise UML to describe a software architecture.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks (Project Work (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by Department).

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IS6153 Application Design

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Karen Mary Neville, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Dr Audrey Grace, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module gives students a good understanding of how to design applications from both a visual and a technical standpoint.

Module Content: This module details the stages from having a logical model of an application to implementing a physical design and implementation. It deals with user interface design, web design, human factors and the constraints which must be taken into account when designing an information system. It also looks at technological trends and best practise used in industry when developing information systems.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the constraints on user interface design
?Discuss the process of interaction design.
?Contrast the different architectures and platforms used in the development of complex information systems.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks (Group/Project Work (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by Department).

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IS6154 Storage Technology

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Karen Mary Neville, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Dr Audrey Grace, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module aims to provide students with an understanding of storage technology.

Module Content: This module considers storage technology, storage systems architecture, networked storage, monitoring and managing in a data centre, SAN design and management, NAS design and management, backup design, local replication, and remote replication.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the challenges found in todays complex information management environment
?Demonstrate knowledge of key storage technology solutions (e.g. DAS, NAS, SAN)
?Explain the key business drivers for storage: Information Availability and Business Continuity
?Describe common storage management roles and responsibilities.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Project work (50 marks); In Class Test (50 marks).).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at lectures and practicals (if applicable).

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by Department).

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IS6155 Database Analysis and Design

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 24hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Karen Mary Neville, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Dr Audrey Grace, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with the concepts and skills required to analyze organizational activities, information flows and to subsequently create the data models and database systems required to support these activities.

Module Content: Data modelling is studied in its practical dimensions and enterprise relational database applications (e.g. Oracle, MS SQL-Server) are used to demonstrate the key issues in database administration with an introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL). Topics covered include; requirements analysis (Use Case Modelling), process modelling using Data Flow Diagrams, data modelling using Entity Relationship Diagrams and normalisation, database technology and developing database systems.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Analyse organisational activities to identify key data requirements
?Generate Use Case, Data Flow Diagrams, Entity Relationship Diagrams and Data Structure Diagrams to identify data sources and their relationships
?Employ normalisation processes to assist in meeting the data integrity requirements
?Identify and utilise various relational data management systems (RDMS) to meet an organisations functional requirements
?Introduction to SQL scripting to insert, delete and update database records.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks (SQL Exam 20 marks; Group Report 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by Department).

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IS6156 Databases for Management Information Systems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 24hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Karen Mary Neville, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Dr Audrey Grace, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with the concepts and skills required to create database structures and to develop business reports to support decision making.

Module Content: Data modelling is studied in its practical dimensions including database usage in enterprise environments, advanced SQL skills, database configurations and applications, including distributed databases, datamines and warehouses, database performance and performance improvement, enterprise database systems, database administration.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Advanced SQL scripting (Structured Query Language) within a Relational Database Management System (RDMS).
?Configure database applications to manage distributed databases, datamines and warehouses
?Employ RDMS administration techniques within large organisations to fine tune organisational database systems to improve RDMS performance areas
?Apply appropriate crash recovery and data integrity methods to ensure data consistency
?Identify and employ data protection methods to meet an organisations security criterion.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks (Individual report 20 marks; Group Report 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% . Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures unless absence is certified.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by Department).

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IS6200 Introduction to Business Programming

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures; 24hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Fergal Carton, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: The objective of this course is to give students an understanding of the basic tenets of structured programming techniques.

Module Content: Topics covered include: Introduction to computer programming, algorithms, programming paradigms, good programming practice, principles of object-oriented programming.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Employ fundamental programming techniques including data storage, looping, decision making and flow control
?Utilise programming frameworks and integrated development environments for Windows and web applications
?Be proficient with visual and code-based data connectivity and database management
?Demonstrate proficiency in the principles of object-oriented programming.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks ( In-class MCQ - 25 marks and lab exam - 25 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6215 Business Research and Communication Skills

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 2hr(s) Lectures (Seminars on research issues in Accounting and Information Systems (including guest lecturers); Workshops (Research methods and themes).).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Fergal Carton, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Mr Joe Healy, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module is aimed at developing students' interpersonal and communication skills as well as developing students' capacity for professional writing and reporting by examining business issues and topics within the areas of both Accounting and Information Systems.

Module Content: This module will provide students with the necessary skills for documenting and presenting business research. Topics of relevance to the Accounting and Information Systems professions will be addressed. A guest lecture series will normally be included in this course.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate and apply professional business analyst skills: problem identification, solution research and communication of results.
?Embody high standards of professional conduct when communicating with clients and colleagues in presentations and meetings, understand the importance of this conduct in building trust and loyalty .
?Write professional reports, present findings in teams and deal with audience reaction in a professional manner.
?Identify and access bibliographical resources, databases and other sources of relevant information, identify a knowledge gap, formulate a research objective, construct research questions and suggest a methodology to gather data to answer questions.
?Describe methodology for gathering quantitative and qualitative information related to the research questions, collect and collate data for presentation as findings.
?Conclude an overall contribution of research paper, from a theoretical and practical perspective, emphasising learning that will be generalisable to other contexts and suggesting further avenues of research.
?Document research in professionally written academic paper, with optional dissemination via appropriate conference or journal.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Semester 1 (1 individual assignment 50 marks; 1 group project 50marks);Semester 2 (1 individual research paper 50 marks; 1 group research paper 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination. Please note this module cannot be repeated.

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IS6216 Applied Research Project

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2. (Part II).

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures; 12hr(s) Practicals; 24hr(s) Other (Client Contact Hours).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Fergal Carton, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Ms Claire O'Sullivan Rochford, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module gives students practical experience of an Accounting Information Systems project.

Module Content: Topics covered include: Analysis of system requirements and business needs, rapid application development, graphic user interfaces, accounting reports and project management.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Summarise the information needs of various users of an accounting information system
?Evaluate the feasability of alternative solutions
?Explain and apply the Systems Development Lifecycle Model
?Design a graphic user interface front end for an accounting information system application
?Apply the principles of a structured programming language
?Develop and present a working prototype.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Presentation, documentation and project management - 120 marks; System prototype - 60 marks; individual contribution - 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination. Candidates who fail IS6216 will be asked to re-submit their work or to undertake an additional assignment at the discretion of the MSc programme co-ordinators or the Head of Department.

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IS6217 Programming for Business

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): IS6200

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures; 24hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Fergal Carton, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: The objective of this course is to give students the skills to design and develop computer applications for business.

Module Content: Topics covered include: Object-oriented programming; Database Design; Web Programming; Web Applications; Programming Frameworks

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Be proficient with visual and code-based data connectivity and database management
?Create reusable classes that incorporate business logic
?Design, develop and implement technology solutions to business problems
?Identify and use classes contained in .NET fundamental class library
?Create dynamic web sites and web applications using the .NET framework.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks (Development projects - 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6218 Understanding Business Processes

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures; 24hr(s) Practicals (Excel data manipulation skills).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Fergal Carton, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Dr Fergal Carton, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module aims to provide students with an understanding of how organisational activities may be conceptualised as visual processes to collect information for operational and managerial visibility

Module Content: Different functional objectives of organisational functions, key information resources shared by those functions, the benefits of integration from a data integrity and workflow perspective. Examples of demand and supply cycle processes. Focus on data integrity and how process exceptions can introduce bad data into a system, thereby undermining decisions based on management information.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Present a process map view of different activities in organisations
?Identify the different actors involved in a process, suggest relationship between these actors with respect to the different steps in the process, and show the flows of information through the processs stages
?Identify data integrity issues related to sharing information between different parts of the organisation, or related to changes or developments in the real world, which the process is designed to follow.
?Develop a business analyst ability to communicate how data integrity issues might be identified, analysed and resolved
?Understand the contribution of enterprise systems to the support of business processes.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (In-class process mapping exercise - 50 marks; In-class data integrity assignment - 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6219 Technologies and Systems Enabling Enterprise Reporting Solutions

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 12.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): IS6218

Teaching Method(s): 24hr(s) Lectures; 24hr(s) Practicals (and tutorials).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module aims to provide students with an understanding of enterprise systems and their significance from an accounting perspective. In addidtion, skills for manipulating data for analysis, presentation and reporting purposes will be taught.

Module Content: Enterprise data integration
- The data lifecycle
- Master data, data quality and data governance
- Benefits and challenges of enterprise data integration
Role of information systems in supporting decision making
- The relationship between data integration and business decision making
- Definition and evaluation of business reporting
- Performance measurement and KPI's
- The concept of Business Intelligence (BI)
- Visual analytics and dashboards of information
Practical/Tutorials: Tools for data access and manipulation
- Advanced Excel features for data manipulation
- Downloading and parsing data from public sources
- Data import, data parsing, data export.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?present a data view of the main functional areas of the enterprise;
?identify data integrity issues related to sharing information between organizational functions;
?explain how enterprise applications centralise data;
?apply data manipulation tools to enterprise data in support of business decisions;
?demonstrate proficiency in exchanging data between databases and spreadsheets;
?utilize hands on experience of applying advanced spreadsheet techniques to organise and extract meaning from data.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Performance monitoring and reporting project - 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6303 Seminars in Healthcare Information Systems

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 6 x 8day(s) Lectures; Seminars; Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Ciara Fitzgerald, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an understanding of issues in healthcare regarding the challenges/opportunities in healthcare information systems from the perspective of practitioners.

Module Content: This module features a series of seminars delivered by healthcare speakers and experts on key challenges/opportunities in healthcare information systems.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Differentiate between academic and business publications
?Discuss real-world HIS implementations and their business impact
?Identify the most pressing health informatics challenges/opportunities
?Describe likely future directions for IS applications in healthcare
?Prepare and deliver a comprehensive research report to demonstrate an ability to integrate knowledge and to analyse complex phenomena.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (individual research report, 3000 words (150 marks); in-class individual presentation (50 marks).).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Any failed or non-submitted elements of Continuous Assessment must be submitted by a date to be advised by the Department.).

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IS6305 Innovative Health Information Systems Research Solutions

Credit Weighting: 30

Semester(s): Semester 3.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 120 x 1hr(s) Directed Study (Self Directed Learning); Other (Under the supervision of academic mentors students will carry out the development of their innovative solutions between the end of Summer examinations and the end of September. The completed research project work will be presented and submitted on a date in late Sept to be determined by the Dept).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Ciara Heavin, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with the opportunity to leverage their research outputs on a challenge/opportunity in healthcare and to apply their theoretical knowledge to a substantial health information systems problem requiring analytical and/or design and/or experimental effort

Module Content: With the support of an expert mentor, students are required to address a specific healthcare need by planning and designing an innovative software solution. Systematic investigation of a substantial health information systems problem and current status of the evidence, planning, undertaking, analysis and presentation of a research project in digital health

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critically analyse an IS challenge/opportunity in a healthcare sitting
?Evaluate appropriate research methods for collecting research in healthcare setting
?Design a solution
?Interpret the data collected as part of their fieldwork
?Draw realistic and appropriate conclusions and make practical and actionable recommendations for change.

Assessment: Total Marks 600: Continuous Assessment 600 marks (Dissertation - 500 marks (4,000 words); Research Presentation ? 100 marks.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Any failed or non-submitted elements of Continuous Assessment must be submitted by a date to be advised by the Department.).

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IS6306 Technology Business Planning

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures (Seminars).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Brian O'Flaherty, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (and Dr. Lawrence Dooley, Dept. of Management & Marketing).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To examine, critique and apply the main elements of business planning as it applies to technology focused ventures.

Module Content: This module will utilise business cases and draw on the experience of Irish entrepreneurs. It will also give students practical experience of business start-up and entrepreneurial behaviour.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Evaluate and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of a business plan
?Develop a range of commercial opportunities
?Rigorously test the commercial viability of the opportunities
?Collaborate on formulating a complete business plan based on an original idea
?Critically assess the commercial viability of setting up a business
?Present and defend the commercial viability of a business plan.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Group Business Plan (approx. 8,000 words) 70 marks; Presentation 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at lectures and practicals (if applicable).

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS6307 Creativity and Opportunity Recognition

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures (Seminars).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Brian O'Flaherty, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To examine and apply creativity and hidden needs analysis methods in assessing the commercial potential of technology focused new ventures.

Module Content: This module will utilise business cases and draw on the experience of Irish entrepreneurs. It will also give students practical experience of identifying and validating un-met needs which will lead to new products and servicecs.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify and evaluate the key issues involved in opportunity recognition and enterprise creation
?Apply hidden needs methods to real-world problems
?Assess case studies and anticipate strategic opportunities for new enterprises
?Synthesise un-met needs and consider how new products and serivces can provide solutions.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Individual Project (approx. 3,000 words) 50 marks; Group Project (case write-ups) 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at lectures.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS6308 Accelerating a Technology Business

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Brian O'Flaherty, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To examine scaling strategies and business models that distinguish large successful technology companies.

Module Content: This module will utilise business cases and draw on the experience of Irish entrepreneurs. It will also give insights into identifying the key strategies that facilitate scaling and accelerating of a technology business.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify and evaluate the key aspects of a scalable technology business such as market opportunity, initial traction, embedded culture of innovation, cross functional team and entrepreneurial management style.
?Develop a scalable business model which includes recurring revenue stream from existing customers, repeatable revenue, profitable, service component, partnering prospects and multiple business models.
?Assess case studies and synthesise strategic plans for scaling enterprises.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Group Project (approx. 3,000 words) 50 marks; Case Participation 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at lectures.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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IS6401 Information Systems and Technologies in Supply Chain Process Design and Improvement

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 10.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s):

Teaching Method(s): Workshops (Blended Learning Mode: 12 hours lectures, seminars and group work; Distance Learning (on-line materials and e-mentoring).); Directed Study (Blended Learning Mode: In-class assignment instructions, online assignment instructions and feedback. Distance Learning Mode: Online assignment instructions, e-mentoring and feedback.); Other (Blended and Distance Learning Modes: Online resources - articles, readings and case studies).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Frederic Adam, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: The development and alignment of supply chain strategic goals and inter-organisational team capability requires the development of appropriate information systems and is enabled through leading edge technologies. This module addresses the role of Information Systems and Technologies in supply chain innovation, design and improvement projects.

Module Content: Analyse the role of IS and leading edge technologies in developing and implementing innovative, competitive strategies.
Explore the enabling role of Information Systems and employ leading edge Information Technologies in supply chain process design and improvement.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe appropriate Information Systems
?Describe innovative solutions and adopt and implement leading edge Information Technologies.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (3,000 word written assignment).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Resubmit written assignment.

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IS6402 Dissertation in Supply Chain Management

Credit Weighting: 30

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s):

Teaching Method(s): Seminars (Blended Learning Mode: Seminars, online tutorials. Distance Learning Mode: online tutorials, e-mentoring.); Other (electronic journals).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Frederic Adam, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To apply the knowledge and techniques acquired in the taught Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management to a chosen supply chain setting.

Module Content: To successfully acheive the Masters Degree in Supply Chain Management (MComm) Postgraduate Diploma students are required to complete and submit a 12,000 to 15,000 word dissertation related to supply chain management utilising principles and analytical techniques learned during the Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Critique, synthesis and interpret literature relevant to the chosen research field.
?Resolve complexities inherent in supply chain research and development.
?Recommend courses of action based on research undertaken.

Assessment: Total Marks 600: Continuous Assessment 600 marks (Dissertation 12,000 to 15,000 words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination.

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IS6501 Management Information Systems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2. (Part 1, Year 1, MBA).

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module introduces students to the role played by information systems in the running of organizations.

Module Content: Topics covered include Information and information systems in the functional areas of organizations, IS planning, Information as a strategic resource; management perspectives on IT; Information Technology issues; business process re-engineering and the role of IT.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Recognise the influence of Information and Information Technology in organisations
?Differentiate between different IT systems and the impact of these systems on the operational processes in organisations
?Examine issues involved in managing the implementation of business systems
?Evaluate IT/IS planning techniques especially in an Internet age
?Appraise the impact of organisational drives such as globalisation and digitisation on IT management and organisations
?Differentiate between appropriate frameworks for the management of the different IT functions
?Evaluate and appraise organisations IT infrastructure.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Essays/Projects. Group Project, 60 marks; Individual assessment, 40 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module-Coordinator.).

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IS6502 Management Information and Technology

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2. (Part 3, Year 2, MBA).

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: This module looks at the way in which IT can be used to help gain competitive advantage and to strengthen the linkages with suppliers and customers.

Module Content: Topics covered will include inter-organizational systems; strategic information systems; information systems for decision support, electronic commerce.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Recognise the influence of computerised support in decision making
?Differentiate between different IT systems in use for decision making in organisations
?Evaluate IT/IS decision making support in the organisation specifically in the student's own organisation
?Differentiate between appropriate frameworks for the management of the IT investment
?Evaluate and appraise the role of non-IT management in IT investment and management.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Essays/Projects. Group project 75 marks, Individual 25 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Resubmit Essay/Project as prescribed by module co-ordinator.).

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IS6610 Business Information and Analytics Project

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 48 x 1hr(s) Lectures (Lectures); 24 x 1hr(s) Workshops (Workshop Sessions, as specified by the Department); 24 x 1hr(s) Directed Study (Group Work).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Dr Simon Woodworth, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems; Dr Tadhg Nagle, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems; Prof Frederic Adam, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: The objective of the module is to give the students the opportunity to undertake a group based IS software / Analytics project on a topic in information systems or to get involved in a substantial development project in a commercial environment.

Module Content: Students are required to identify and plan a new software system or significant computer development project that addresses a specific business or organisational need. Topics must be formally accepted by the lecturer, before any significant work is undertaken.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Execute a number of techniques that drive creative thinking and idea generation;
?Develop, review and revise a business plan for a chosen project idea;
?Develop, review and revise a marketing plan for a chosen project idea;
?Develop, review and revise a technical solution (lo-fi, alpha, beta) that in principle meets the objectives laid down in the business and marketing plans;
?Present the completed business and marketing plans to a group of technologists and investors;
?Present the completed beta prototype of the technical solution to a group of technologists and investors;
?Document and articulate the personal learning experience resultant from developing and presenting an innovative Information Systems and Analytics product.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (200 marks for group assessment, broken down as follows: Draft business plan: 50 marks; Alpha prototype: 50 marks; Final business plan: 50 marks; Beta prototype: 50 marks. 200 marks for individual assessment, broken down as follows: Initial essay, 50 marks; Final presentation: 50 marks; Final essay: 100 marks.).).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students failing this module must either revise and re-submit the project or undertake an alternative/additional assignment at the discretion of the Head of Department).

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IS6630 Fundamentals of Digital Health

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 6 x 8day(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Ciara Fitzgerald, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with a critical understanding of healthcare information systems and leading edge e-Health applications along with an understanding of the issues in the planning and analysis of information systems in healthcare.

Module Content: This module focuses on: enterprise-wide information systems adoption in healthcare; the role and issues surrounding Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems; the fundamental concepts of and approaches to systems analysis; assessing stakeholders' perspectives in healthcare, the impact of information systems on healthcare professionals and patients e.g. summary Personal Health Records; the contribution of web-based health applications to patient-centric healthcare; the fundamental concepts of and approaches to design; project and change management and systems quality.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the role and issues surrounding EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems
?Explain trends and drivers of innovation in e-health
?Evaluate emerging e-health technologies from various stakeholder perspectives
?Undertake analysis of IS in healthcare
?Evaluate the design of EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems
?Critique exemplars of change management pertaining to healthcare IS
?Design IS based solutions for healthcare.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Group Case Study and Presentations, 100 marks; Individual Assignment, 100 marks (3000 word report)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS6631 Decision Support and Data Analytics for Health

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 6 x 8day(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Ciara Heavin, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with an understanding of data analysis and data visualisation in healthcare systems along with the strategic use of databases in healthcare.
To provide students with an understanding of data modeling and database design for healthcare systems.

Module Content: This module focuses on: database architecture, components and environments; requirements analysis and data modeling; database design and development. This module focuses on: the KDD (Knowledge Discovery in Databases) process within healthcare; data analysis and data mining techniques.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Discuss the creation and management of information used by healthcare stakeholders
?Apply the KDD process
?Describe the components of a medical decision support system (e.g. the data repository, the data mining engine and the dashboard of information
?Design relational and dimensional data models
?Develop relational and dimensional databases
?Critically evaluate various database architectures.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Group Case Study and Presentations, 100 marks; Individual Assignment, 100 marks (3000 word report).).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS7010 Foundations of IS Research

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 3, Max 15.

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s):

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars (and 48 hours guided reading and self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the nature, boundaries and central concerns of Information Systems (IS) as an engaged research discipline.

Module Content: Seminal literature and research studies in IS; The role of engaged research (theory, data and method) in the IS field; Critical reading, literature analysis and synthesis skills.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe and discuss IS as an engaged research discipline.
?Describe and discuss the central concerns and major historic trends in the Information Systems literature.
?Describe and discuss the role of research in the IS field.
?Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesize IS research literature.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Two Research Essays (100 marks each).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Attendance at seminars.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% (Students must attend a minimum of 80% of seminars unless absence is certified.).

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS7011 IS Research Topics

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 3, Max 15.

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s):

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars (and 48 hours guided reading and self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the variety of current research topics in the IS field.

Module Content: Series of research seminars delivered by active IS researchers in department.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify new and/or emergent issues in Information Systems research.
?Articulate the central concepts, boundaries and appropriate research objectives/questions for emerging research topics.
?Situate emerging research vis-a-vis the extant IS research literature.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks ((Individual) Research Essay (200 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Attendance at seminars.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% (Students must attend a minimum of 80% of seminars unless absence is certified.).

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS7012 IS Research Practicum 1

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 3, Max 15.

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s):

Teaching Method(s): Other (self-directed study under supervision of department appointed mentor).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To support students self-directed work to describe, bound, situate and motivate three potential research topics for thesis work.

Module Content: Research Study Design, Literature Analysis, Presenting Research Topic Treatments.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify, define and bound research topics appropriate in nature and scope for an IS doctoral thesis.
?Justify chosen topics by demonstrating both a practical and intellectual motivation for conducting the research.
?Situate chosen topics vis-a-vis relevant extant literature and appropriate theoretical frameworks.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks ((Individual) Research Essay (100 marks), 2 x (Individual) Research Essay (50 marks each)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Attendance of meetings with mentor.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS7013 IS Research Methods

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 3, Max 15.

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s): IS7010, IS7011, IS7012

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 2hr(s) Seminars (and 48 hours guided reading and self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To provide students with knowledge, skills and tools needed to effectively design and implement an IS research project.

Module Content: Philosophy of Science, Research Paradigms, Research study design, Data gathering/analysis techniques (qualitative, quantitative, action research and design science research methodologies), research project management.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Explain the nature of scientific progress in Information Systems.
?Distinguish between epistemological perspectives evident in IS research.
?Explain how to make a theoretical contribution in the IS field.
?Develop appropriate research objectives and questions.
?Choose appropriate research methods for various types of IS research.
?Explain how to gather and analyse primary and secondary data.
?Plan and manage a research project.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 300 marks (3 x (Individual) Research Essays (75 marks each), 1 x (Individual) Learning Journal (75 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at seminars.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% (Students must attend a minimum of 80% of seminars unless absence is certified.).

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS7014 IS Research Practicum 2

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 3, Max 15.

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s): IS7010, IS7011, IS7012

Teaching Method(s): Other (self-directed study under supervision of department appointed mentor).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To support students self-directed work to extend and elaborate on output of IS7012 and identify multiple possible methodological approaches for the three potential research topics for thesis work.

Module Content: Research Study Design; Research gaps, objectives, questions and theoretical models; Research Method Selection and Planning.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Articulate and demonstrate the relationships between research gaps, objectives, questions and theoretical models.
?Determine appropriate paradigmatic and methodological approaches to research problems.
?Identify, describe and justify appropriate data gathering and analysis techniques for a given research project.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 300 marks (3 x (Individual) Research Essays (100 marks each)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at meetings with mentor.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS7015 IS Research Design Colloquium

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 3.

No. of Students: Min 3, Max 15.

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s): IS7010, IS7011, IS7012, IS7013, IS7014

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars (and 48 hours guided reading and self-directed learning).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To prepare students for the preparation and defence of the PHD proposal and thesis.

Module Content: Nature and life-cycle of the PHD thesis and defence. Communicating methodological decision making and planning. Writing for multiple genres/audiences (research proposal writing, scholarly writing, practitioner-oriented writing, grantsmanship), professional development as an IS scholar.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Effectively communicate, discuss and defend a doctoral level research proposal.
?Meet the challenges of communicating research plans and results to multiple audiences.
?Plan and manage the life-cycle of the PHD thesis.
?Understand the role of the PHD in the professional development of an IS scholar.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (2 x (Individual) Research Essays (100 marks each)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Attendance at seminars.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% (Students must attend a minimum of 80% of seminars unless absence is certified.).

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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IS7016 IS Research Practicum 3

Credit Weighting: 20

Semester(s): Semester 3.

No. of Students: Min 3, Max 15.

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s): IS7010, IS7011, IS7012, IS7013, IS7014

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars (and 72 hours self-directed study under supervision of department appointed mentor).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Module Objective: To support students self-directed work to pursue one topic from IS7014 and produce and defend a mature thesis proposal informed by a substantive literature review and methodological design.

Module Content: Identifying a thesis topic, analysing relevant literature, developing an appropriate methodological approach, defending the proposal.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Clearly state the research objective and research questions for the proposed doctoral thesis research.
?Effectively describe the intellectual and practical motivations behind the proposed research.
?Theoretically ground the proposed research using existing academic literature.
?Describe and justify a methodological approach for the proposed research.
?Present and defend the proposed research in written and verbal form.

Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks ((Individual) Thesis Proposal (300 marks), (Individual) Proposal Presentation (100 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Attendance of meetings with mentor.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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