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3-year undergraduate degree programme | Information Systems

BCom / BSc majoring in Information Systems

Information Systems

Summary

The Department offers a two-year major in Information Systems which is taken primarily by students doing a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Science degree.  

Highlights

  • The systems development project undertaken by student teams during the final year of their undergraduate degree, in which they complete all the stages of the system development life cycle.

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Schedule Full-time
Duration 3 Years
Presence of students On-campus
Scholarships available No

Courses

Lecture

Information Systems II consists of three half-year (semester) courses: IS201, IS202 and IS203.  Undergraduate students are required to complete a first-year semester course in computing offered by the Department of Computer Science, before registering for Information Systems II.

Students following the Accounting professional route are required to register for IS201 and IS203, and students following an Information Systems professional route are required to register for IS201 and IS202.  Students are permitted to register for both IS202 and IS203 should they so wish.

  • IS201 is an introductory first-semester course taken by both Information Systems and Accounting majors, with an average class size of about 300 students. The course includes the following topics: Information Systems Theory; Business Systems; Business Decision Support; Development Methodologies.
  •  IS202 is a semester course focusing on systems development which is taken by Information Systems Professional students, with an average class size of about 150 students. It includes the following topics: Information Systems Analysis; Application Architecture; Information Systems Design.
  • IS203 is a custom-designed semester course for Accounting Professional students, with an average class size of about 150 students. It includes the following topics: Accounting Information Systems Theory and Practical; Managing Projects; IT Governance; Accounting Information Systems Security and Control.

Further information and contact details are available on the course website.

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Lecture

Information Systems III consists of two half-year (semester) courses: IS301 and IS302, with an average class size of less than 150 students in each semester. Information Systems III is taken by students who have elected to follow an Information Systems professional career. 

  • IS301 is taught in the first semester and includes the following topics: Project Management; Project Communications; Database Theory; SQL; Web Development 1.
  • IS302 is taught in the second semester and includes the following topics: Web Development 2; Information Architecture; Application Development; Advanced IS Theory.

In all Information Systems courses, students attend weekly practical sessions in computer laboratories during which they are exposed to a number of software tools and applications. A key component of the Information Systems III course is the development of a ‘real’ information system that integrates the knowledge gained in all course modules. In addition, a number of Value-Added Lectures are presented by industry specialists on a wide range of relevant topics. Further information and contact details are available on the course website.

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