|| AC10310 |
|| INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING |
|| 2006/2007 |
|| Mr Timothy C Gillison |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Dr Wendy Shaw, Mr Hugh J Preston |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 1 per week |
|| Workshop || 1 per week (compulsory) |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours ||50%|
|Semester Assessment|| ||50%|
The objectives of the module are to provide a working knowledge of the strengths and limitations of computers, and to give an insight into the dramatic changes brought about by computerisation of accounting systems. During the course students will learn basic programmming and use of software packages.
This module will introduce the student to the computer as a business tool. By the end of the course the student will be able to:
1. Understand the functions of common components of a computer system.
2. Understand and use various applications packages.
3. Understand the place and purpose of Management Information Systems in business.
This module acts as an introduction to business computing for undergraduate students. It assumes no prior knowledge of commercial computing. It will lay foundations in the subject of the computer and build knowledge about its use in commercial environments. Some of this knowledge will be developed practically through the completion of practical exercises.
The course will introduce students to Management Information Systems, and the various business applications used in business practice.
The course will cover:
Basic computer architecture
Cost/benefit implications of business computing
Security/integrity of data
Introduction to the World Wide Web
** Recommended Text
Graham Curtis (1998) Business Information Systems: analysis, design and practice
3rd edition. Addison-Wesley
** Supplementary Text
Roger Carter (1997) Information Technology
2nd edition. Butterworth-Heinemann
This module is at CQFW Level 4