Course Code and Name: SEEM3490 Information Systems Management

Course Objectives:


This course introduces you to the conceptual foundations of information systems (IS). Although we emphasize managerial implications of information systems, we will also discuss the technical aspect of information systems and its relevance to all business functions. As the Internet revolutionizes the way we conduct business, its implications on business planning, operations, and control will be examined.

Course Outcomes:

1.      Understand basic concepts of information systems

2.      Appreciate strategic values of information systems in an enterprise

3.      Understand the use of enterprise systems

4.      Understand the applications of management support systems

5.      Examine the impact of the Internet and E-business

6.      Understand software development process

7.      Appreciate the use of outsourcing

8.      Understand the process of managing information systems functions

9.      Appreciate the value of decision support in various business functions


Programme Outcomes:

(P1)    The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering appropriate to the degree discipline (K/S)

(P2)    The ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (K/S)

(P3)    The ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability (K/S)

(P4)    The ability to function in multi-disciplinary teams (S/V)

(P5)    The ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (K/S)

(P6)    The understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (V)

(P7)    The ability to communicate effectively (S)

(P8)    The ability to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context, especially the importance of health, safety and environmental considerations to both workers and the general public (V)

(P9)    The ability to recognize the need for, and to engage in life-long learning (V)

(P10) The ability to stay abreast of contemporary issues (S/V)

(P11) The ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice appropriate to the degree discipline (K/S)

(P12) The ability to use the computer/IT tools relevant to the discipline along with an understanding of their processes and limitations (K/S/V)

(P13) The ability to apply the skills relevant to the discipline of operations research and information technology and their applications in engineering and managerial decision making, especially in financial services, logistics and supply chain management, business information systems, and service engineering and management (K/S)


K = Knowledge outcomes

S = Skills outcomes

V = Values and attitude outcomes

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Course Outcome(s) is/are measurable or not: Yes / Yes (Partial) / No (Please choose). If Yes, please suggest ways to measure:

1.       P3: We spend 2 to 3 weeks of lectures on systems development. Students discuss realistic cases from different industries in different countries in class. This can be measured by the number of weeks of lectures and the number of cases used in class.

2.       P4: Students are mingled up in class and form groups for case studies. They are also required to form groups for a term project. This can be measured by the number of cases done in class and examining the term project.

3.       P6: In case studies, students are reminded to examine the professional and ethical implications of their recommended solutions. This can be measured by examining case description.

4.       P7: Students discuss their cases in groups. This can be measured by examining the syllabus.

5.       P8: Cases are chosen to cover different situations. This can be measured by compiling a collection of cases used in this course.

6.       P9: Students are made to do their own reading, problem identification, and analysis. These skills are essential to life-long learning. This cannot be measured.

7.       P10: The nature of the course requires one stay abreast of contemporary issues. This can be measured by examining the topics discussed in lectures.

8.       P11: The nature of the course naturally satisfies this requirement. This can be measured by examining the topics discussed in lectures.

9.        P13: Cases are carefully chosen to cover different industrial situations. This can be measured by examining the cases used in this course.