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INFO507 – Fundamentals of Information Systems

Module code
Module title
Fundamentals of Information Systems
Apply the fundamentals of information systems concepts and practice, including business concepts, development life cycles, data modelling and administration, to support and enhance organisational processes and systems.
  • BI1601
  • BI1606
  • BI1607
  • IT7000
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of Information Technology on business functions.
2. Apply critical analysis and decision-making techniques to solve an organisational IT problem and provide a timely and relevant solution
3. Apply information and management techniques for the secure storage and retrieval of data and reports from a simple multiple table database to support an organisational process
4. Apply elementary Agile and DevOps principles and teamwork to design and develop a solution
• Impact of IT on Business
o Functions, structure, and cultural context of a business
o The role and impact of IT in a business context
o Information management and retrieval
o Development life cycles and change management
o Ethical principles and practices of data storage and management

• Critical analysis and decision making
o Design thinking, critical analysis and data modelling used to create a solution

• Information management
o Design and create a simple relational database
o Design an interface using user experience (UX) and usability concepts
o Apply security concepts

• Agile and DevOps principles and teamwork
o Use an agile methodology such as Scrum or Kanban
o Plan requirements and organise tasks
o Iterative design, development, testing and feedback
o Working in a team, self-management, problem solving and reflection
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching methods will involve theoretical and practical classes, which may include but not limited to lectures, class discussions, tutorials, case studies, simulations, computer laboratory work, group activities, face-to-face and online activities.
Assessment Criteria
In order to receive a passing grade, students must achieve a minimum 40% average over all supervised tests and achieve 50% overall for the module.

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