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Programme: BITHons Information Systems

Code Faculty Duration Credits
12245000 Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 120

Admission requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology/Informatics/Information Systems with an average mark of at least 60% for the Information Technology/Informatics/Information Systems modules at third-year level.

Other programme-specific information

The Department reserves the right not to present a particular module if the specific expertise is not available in a particular year.

Minimum credits: 120

Fundamental modules

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    Dramatic advances in technology have revolutionized the way that people interact with computers. This course focuses on the design and evaluation of user interfaces. Discussions will include both traditional computer systems and web-based systems.

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    This module will be used to present special, relevant topics within the expertise of the department.

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    Enterprise Architecture (EA) involves comprehensive business frameworks that capture the complexity of modern organisations, providing a blue-print for co-ordinating and integrating all components of an organisation. The module will illustrate all the aspects of EA, discuss the need for EA as well as various frameworks, methods and techniques of EA.

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    This module will be used to present special, relevant topics within the expertise of the department.

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    • Advanced database design
    • Advanced database management
    • Database architectures and languages
    • Data warehousing and data marts
    • Current trends

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    Main emphasis will be on IS project management using a case study to get practical experience in project management.

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    Study and evaluation of different systems development methodologies.

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    In this information age a lot of data is captured every day and recorded in databases, but the wealth of this data is kept locked in the databases because relatively little mining is performed on this data. This module introduces you to data mining in terms of:
    • The data mining process - how do you mine data?
    • The data mining techniques - an overview of the data mining techniques that can be used;
    • Practical data mining experience - a practical project mining real industry data to find unknown patterns; and
    • Product overviews - product demonstrations by data mining   vendors.

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    The analysis of the management, innovation and information systems aspects of the use of e-business technology and strategies.

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    a)  Introduction to the study of information and communications technology law:
    – The place of information and communications technology law in the legal system
    – The nature and scope of information and communications technology law
    – Sources of information and communications technology law
    – Inception and influence of the Internet
    b) Regulation of the Internet:
    – National/International
    – Jurisdiction
    c) Aspects of intellectual property law and the Internet
    d) E-Commerce activities and the Internet:
    – Aspects of jurisdiction and signing of contracts
    – Dataprotection and encryption
    – Liability of Internet service providers
    -- Consumer Protection
    e) Criminal liability in information and communications technology space
    f) Constitutional aspects in information and communications technology space:
    – The right to privacy/freedom of expression/information

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Core modules


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