COIS11011 - Foundations of Business Computing

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Information systems play an important role in today's fast-moving digital world. In order to survive, succeed and remain competitive, organisations are relying on innovation in data and information processing as well as understanding and applying new technologies. This unit outlines how information systems can be used in different domains to resolve challenging problems. This unit will help you understand how information systems can be effectively used in your future careers, with a key focus on the relationship between computer technology and business organisations. On completion of this unit, you should have a sound knowledge of the key concepts and terminology of computer hardware, software, data storage and communication. You will also learn report writing skills and idea formulation through this unit.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

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Term 3 - 2019 Profile
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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 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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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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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 64.58% 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: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The 3000 words long assignment is too long. 2000 words would have been more than enough.
Recommendation
Number of words could be 2500 for the assignment 2.
Action Taken
Number of words was reduced to 2500 (+/- 10%) for assignment 2.
Source: Student feedback (unit evaluation).
Feedback
Excessive amount of questions for 1% (Assessment 2A) of the grade.
Recommendation
Number of questions reduced for Assessment 2A.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation (have your say)
Feedback
Students commended the current layout of the Moodle unit website and the resources provided e.g. recorded video lectures, weekly Zoom sessions and support.
Recommendation
Continue to run the unit with current style and format.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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