Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


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


Subject Information
Subject Code ISIT901
Subject Name Information Systems and Strategy
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence IACT901
Assessment Final Exam: 45% Readings Presentation: 10% In class assessment: 10% Group Project: 25% Tutorial Participation: 10%
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 DXB PG Spring  (05-02-2017 to 03-06-2017)
Campus Dubai
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 0
Quota Enrolment in this subject is restricted. Students may not enrol over the web. Please refer to the Subject Coordinator for more information.
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
 
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Muhammad Hadi
Instance Comment  
Census Date 28-02-2017

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 Availability
Session DXB PG Autumn  (17-09-2017 to 15-01-2018)
Campus Dubai
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota 35
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Shafiz Mohd Yusof
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Muhammad Hadi
Instance Comment  
Census Date 11-10-2017

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.


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