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INFS6012: Digital Information Infrastructures

Semester 2, 2021 [Normal day] - Remote

The unit provides an overall introduction to the different components of digital information infrastructures in organisational contexts. This includes organisational enterprise systems architecture, legacy systems, enterprise systems, cloud infrastructure and enabling technologies such as blockchain, internet of things, or web services. Strategic managerial issues that arise from the implementation, use, and security management of information infrastructures and enterprise systems are also covered. The unit utilises a combination of practical sessions with Enterprise Systems, such as SAP, and case study analyses to build a deep understanding of relevant topics.

Unit details and rules

Unit code INFS6012
Academic unit Business Information Systems
Credit points 6
Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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INFS5002 or COMP5206
Assumed knowledge
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None

Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff

Coordinator Na Liu, liu.na@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Final exam (Live+ supervised) Type A final exam Final Exam
Closed book exam
50% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Assignment Individual assignment
Written task
25% Week 07 1500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Assignment group assignment Group project
Report and presentation
25% Week 12 5000 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
group assignment = group assignment ?
Type A final exam = Type A final exam ?

Assessment summary

  • Individual assignment: Based upon a business case and your own independent research, you are required to complete hands-on exercises in SAP; explore integration needs; analyse the organisational issues surrounding the implementations of an Enterprise System.
  • Group project: You must demonstrate an information infrastructure which explains the role of enterprise systems within that infrastructure, discusses organisational and change management issues, and examines the effect of new technological trends.
  • Final exam: This is a closed-book exam and will assess your ability to demonstrate your understanding of all material covered in the unit of study.

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at an exceptional standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school. 

Distinction

75 - 84

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at a very high standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school.

Credit

65 - 74

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at a good standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school.

Pass

50 - 64

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at an acceptable standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school. 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Introduction Lecture (3 hr) LO1 LO3
Week 02 Business Process and Enterprise Systems Lecture (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 03 Enterprise Systems and Financial Accounting I Lecture (3 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 04 Enterprise Systems and Financial Accounting II Lecture (3 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 05 Enterprise Systems and Procurement I Lecture (3 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 06 Enterprise Systems and Procurement II Lecture (3 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 07 Reserved for Guest Lecture/Workshop Lecture (3 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 08 Business Intelligence and Data Architecture Lecture (3 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 09 Cloud Computing and Cloud-Based Architecture Lecture (3 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 10 Technical Trends and Other Forms of Enterprise Architecture Lecture (3 hr) LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 11 Managing Digital Information Infrastructure I Lecture (3 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 12 Managing Digital Information Infrastructure II Lecture (3 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 13 Course Revision Lecture (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5

Attendance and class requirements

Lecture recording is uploaded every Monday. Students need to study the lecture material before attending the allocated interactive sessions. 

Participation in the interactive session is mandatory. The interactive session will not be recorded. 

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. explore the strategic managerial issues that arise from the implementation and use of enterprise systems as a means of integrating data and standardising processes
  • LO2. use an example enterprise system to gain hands-on competency in supporting key business processes
  • LO3. provide an overview of an enterprise system implementation solution which addresses key processes, data and organisational structures, and explain the reasons behind the solution
  • LO4. evaluate the place of enterprise systems in broader digital information infrastructure.
  • LO5. evaluate in a critical manner the technical trends which may impact on future enterprise systems use
  • LO6. present ideas and arguments effectively, deliver a comprehensive and integrated enterprise information infrastructure that reflects a collective effort from a professional project team

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

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