CSY-30001 - Advanced Information Systems
Coordinator: Charles R Day Room: CR110 Tel: +44 1782 7 33411
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733075

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

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
: 1
Explain how quality, risk and security are analysed and managed in the design and use of advanced information systems and related procedures and facilities
: 1
Compare 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

Study hours

18 hours lectures
132 hours personal study and case study preparation for coursework

School Rules

CSC-10032 Information Systems and Interaction, or equivalent;
CSC-20022 System Lifecycles and Design, or equivalent;

Description of Module Assessment

1: Report weighted 100%
Assessed 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.