BUSN11019 - Business Systems and Technology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will introduce you to business systems and their benefits to companies. Business systems incorporate a series of interdependent tasks or documented procedures that outline exactly how to do something in an organisation to achieve strategic objectives. Good business systems streamline workload, improve productivity and generate results. Business Technology is a concept that describes all technology that helps an organisation run its business, processes and systems. In this unit, you will evaluate and apply Business Technology with knowledge of best practices and concepts and tools that are designed to guide any part of an organisation or business in utilising information technology to its fullest. In addition, you will learn the types of cyber-attacks that may be encountered in business contexts and identify tools and techniques to prevent, detect and respond to those attacks.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisite - N6811 Business Improvement Principles

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 0%
2. Case Study 50%
3. Reflective Practice Assignment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 33.33% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 18.75% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback
clarity of content
Provide an outline of what is necessary to complete and what would be good to review, time permitting. This will be done in the workshops and via email to students.
Action Taken
Source: student feedback
Real world problems
There will be greater incorporation of small case studies to support student learning of the concepts. The case studies will be used in the workshops.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Use systems analysis to recommend technological solutions that address business problems and achieve objectives
  2. Analyse systems requirements to propose strategies for managing all stages of the system development life cycle
  3. Select information and communication strategies to inform the business systems and technology adoption and implementation decisions of work colleagues and employers
  4. Recommend cyber security tools for detecting vulnerabilities, monitoring network traffic and responding to attacks
  5. Summarise key components of business systems and technology that contribute to the evaluation and analysis of data and the identification of trends, patterns and relationships.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Portfolio
2 - Case Study
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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