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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Enterprise Information Systems
Module Code CA222
School School of Computing
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Adam Stapleton
Semester 2: Adam Stapleton
Autumn: Adam Stapleton
Module TeachersJennifer Foster
Marija Bezbradica
Andrew McCarren
Harshvardhan J. Pandit
Adam Stapleton
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
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To develop the students' knowledge of the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in business and organisational systems, and the organisational and technical issues relevant to developing and using such systems.

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge of Information Systems including: infrastructure and services, systems development and management, e-commerce, business processes, enterprise resource planning (ERP), business intelligence and organisational communication systems.
2. Ability to apply the techniques and strategies learned for information system specification, evaluation and acquisition (systems analysis and design, data value map) and ethical assessment (ethics canvas).
3. Ability to combine theoretical solutions to real-world industrial problems.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Assignment Completion25Continuous and web-based
Independent Study76Both assessment and preparatory reading
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

In-Class Activities
Reports by students on current IT stories, Quizzes, Class discussions, Case studies, Research on current software offerings, Group Project, Ethics Canvas, Data Value Map

Understanding IT Impact on Business
IT megatrends like: Mobile Technology, Social Media, Cloud Computing, Big Data, AI, Outsourcing, IoT

Business Information Systems
Information Systems Infrastructure and Services, Systems Development and Management, B2C systems, Organisational Communication and Collaboration systems, Business Intelligence, Business Processes, B2B systems, ERP systems.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Group project BIS analysis for defined case study35%n/a
ParticipationClass participation20%n/a
Loop QuizWeekly quizzes10%n/a
Group assignmentSoftware research and IT news research and presentations35%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 2
Indicative Reading List

  • Valacich & Schneider: 2010, Information Systems Today, 4th, Pearson,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
COMBUSBSc in Computing for Business
ECBSc in Enterprise Computing
ECSAStudy Abroad (Engineering & Computing)
ECSAOStudy Abroad (Engineering & Computing)
Date of Last Revision11-JAN-11

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