Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology

Subject Information
Subject Code ISIT401
Subject Name Information Systems Strategic Planning
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 24cp @ 300 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence IACT901, IACT401, IACT402
Assessment 1.Tutorial Readings - Report 10% 2. Tutorial Participation 10% 3. Essay (2000 words) 20% 4. Critique IT Strategic Plan 40% 5. Seminar 20%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students should use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS) to enrol in tutorial/laboratory groups for this subject. Once enrolments are open a link to the subject will appear in Tutorial Enrolments.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (27-02-2017 to 22-06-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1 hr lect, 2 hrs tut
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Tingru Cui
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Tingru Cui
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2017

Subject Description
The subject is essentially about the application of technology for competitive advantage. Throughout the subject, the spotlight will be trained on techniques and frameworks for "thinking strategically about a company's technological orientation'. A wide spectrum of business and technology issues will be covered that address the problems and issues surrounding the analysis and development of an IT strategic plan.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Identify the key techniques and frameworks of strategy analysis.
2. Critically apply these techniques to case study material.
3. Analyse the processes required to develop a sensible IT strategic plan.

Textbook Information

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