Core Module Information
Module title: Information Systems in Organisations

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: INF07103
Module leader: Jyoti Bhardwaj
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics


Description of module content:

The module will develop knowledge about and allow the students to engage with:
• Nature of data, information and knowledge in an organisational context
• General systems theory
• Information systems in business, including B2B technologies
• Storage and security of business data
• Career roles in creative and information systems industries
• Technical, social and ethical issues in computing and information technology
• Business information sources and uses, including University online resources, academic and research journals, technical forums; the use of sources with standard referencing methods
• Report writing skills.

Through engagement with the module the learner will develop and refine:
• Interpersonal skills, including collaborative working, technical and business writing
• Generic technical skills, including professional use of business packages
• Information skills, including information searching, use and evaluation of resources
• Academic writing skills, including structure and presentation of technical and academic reports

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Identify the characteristics of business organisations and their use of information systems
LO2: Analyse systems, processes and technology using business standards and formats
LO3: Identify and comment on a range of roles and responsibilities prevalent in the creative, engineering and information systems fields.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jyoti Bhardwaj
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 60 1,2,3 10 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
Class Test 40 1,3 14/15 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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