Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22
Available as a Free Standing Elective
The module extends the theme of information systems and databases to look at advanced decision support systems. The portfolio-style module is based on a series of specific case studies, with staff contributing their own expertise in aspects of design and evaluation of decision support systems as well as issues of security and usability.
To provide an understanding of the use of advanced information systems for decision support and to provide an understanding of the issues involved in the design, planning and management of advanced information systems.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Analyse how advanced information systems are designed and employed to address organisational situations and scenarios: 11Explain how quality, risk and security are analysed and managed in the design and use of advanced information systems and related procedures and facilities: 1Compare decision-making methods and demonstrate design of a decision support application: Evaluate the effectiveness of machine learning method(s) used in advanced information systems: 1
18 hours lectures132 hours personal study and case study preparation for coursework
CSC-10032 Information Systems and Interaction, or equivalent;CSC-20022 System Lifecycles and Design, or equivalent;
1: Report weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
CourseworkAssessed by a written report (1,500 words + tables and figures) that analyses an advanced information systems case study. Students will be expected to evaluate issues such as usability, risk, security and quality related to the scenario given and consider appropriate methods for decision support and overall design of an advanced information system.