COIT20274 - Information Systems for Business Professionals

General Information

Unit Synopsis

On completion of this unit you should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the concepts relating to the management and organisational use of computer-based information systems. You will study the management of information systems and their use in contemporary settings. This provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to apply an analytical perspective to the strategic use of information systems based on a thorough overview of theory and contemporary practice. This is achieved through researching current literature, and applying the knowledge to case studies. The unit fosters independent thought and inquiry to enable you to evaluate different types of information systems and the roles that they play in today’s business environment. Note: If you have completed unit COIS20024 then you cannot take this unit.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2023

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2023

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 Postgraduate 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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical and Written Assessment 15%
2. Written Assessment 35%
3. Examination 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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% 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.

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Action Taken
Assessment items updated to reflect current industry practice
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the foundational concepts and terminology relating to computerised information systems
  2. Describe the information technologies used in computerised information systems.
  3. Distinguish between various types of information systems and their applications.
  4. Analyse organisational experiences and strategic use of information systems through case studies.
  5. Evaluate approaches used in managing information systems.
  6. Prepare a business report that utilises basic research skills to compare and contrast different options for information systems in a simulated business environment or case study.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.
ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at
This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:
  • IT Governance (GOVN)
  • Information Systems Coordination (ISCO)
  • Emerging Technology Monitoring (EMRG)
  • Solution Architecture (ARCH)
  • Data Management (DATM)
  • Systems Design (DESN)
  • Systems Integration (SINT)
  • IT Management (ITMG)
  • System Software (SYSP).

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination