School of Information Management

Information Systems

Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2015 academic year unless otherwise specified.

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This subject is is taught by the School of Information Management.

Overview

Using Information Technology (IT) to create innovative business opportunities is a vital business strategy. Information Systems is the use and application of IT to business and society, not just the computers themselves.

You don't need prior mathematics or programming skills to study Information Systems at Victoria University. Instead you will get a practical introduction to the different types of IT available now, and how and why they are used in business. You can choose to specialise in IS Business Analysis or IT Solutions.  A major in Information Systems will give you the necessary skills for the job market of tomorrow.

At undergraduate level you can take Information Systems as:

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Undergraduate information

The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) requires:

  • A total of 360 points to complete the degree (3 years full-time).
  • The completion of seven compulsory core 100-level courses.
  • The completion of at least one major. 

Information Systems major (without a specialisation)

  1. BCom core must be included (ACCY 111 or ACCY 130, ECON 130*, FCOM 111**, INFO 101, MARK 101, MGMT 101 and QUAN 102);
  2. INFO 141, 151;
  3. Any three courses from INFO 200-299;
  4. INFO 395 or INFO 320; plus two courses from INFO 301-391.

Information Systems major with IT Solutions specialisation

  1. BCom core must be included (ACCY 111 or ACCY 130, ECON 130*, FCOM 111**, INFO 101, MARK 101, MGMT 101 and QUAN 102);
  2. INFO 141, 151, 226, 231, 246, 320;
  3. Any two of INFO 354, 376, 386.

Information Systems major with IS Business Analysis specialisation

  1. BCom core must be included (ACCY 111 or ACCY 130, ECON 130*, FCOM 111**, INFO 101, MARK 101, MGMT 101 and QUAN 102);
  2. INFO 141, 151, 231, 234, 264, 395
  3. Any two of INFO 334, 354, 376

*ECON 130 requirement will be waived for a student who has passed ECON 140

**FCOM 111 can be replaced by COML 203 and PUBL 113/201/202

 

Information Systems major attributes

These are the attributes that we expect our INFO majors to have by the time they graduate. They will be able to: 

  1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of IT in organisations
  2. Analyse, design, develop, implement and maintain information systems
  3. Exploit opportunities created by technology innovations
  4. Communicate the technical and managerial aspects of information systems
  5. Understand, manage and control IT risks and security
  6. Explain the impact of IT on social, economic, legal and ethical issues in organisations and society

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Postgraduate information

Postgraduate qualifications in Information Systems

How to find out more

You can order more information on this subject by registering on our Request for Study Material database.

Victoria's Student Recruitment and Course Advice Office offers advice on courses and help with planning your degree.

Contact the Faculty of Commerce Student Services Office (Victoria Business School) for information on admission, qualifications and courses, course advice and selection criteria, exemptions and prerequisites and your Application to Study.

Contact the School of Information Management for more information:

Dr David Mason
Undergraduate Programme Director
Phone: 0-4-463 7435
Email: david.mason@vuw.ac.nz

SIM Administration
Level 5, Rutherford House
Phone: 04-463 5103
Email: sim@vuw.ac.nz

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Course information

Course learning objectives

Each course has specific learning objectives that we expect students to have attained by the time that they have successfully completed the course.

Download the course learning objectives below.

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Information Systems—course learning objectives 25 KB PDF

List of courses

Please note: the list below shows undergraduate-level courses only. For a complete course listing, see the list of all Information Systems courses.

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100-level courses

  • INFO 101: Foundations of Information Systems (2014)(2015)
  • INFO 102: Business Application Programming (2014)
  • INFO 141: Systems Analysis (2015)
  • INFO 151: Databases (2015)

200-level courses

  • INFO 201: Introduction to Information Systems Management (2014)
  • INFO 226: Application Development (2015)
  • INFO 231: Management of IT Projects (2015)
  • INFO 232: Business Systems Analysis (2014)
  • INFO 234: Business Process Design (2015)
  • INFO 241: Introduction to Database Management and Programming (2014)(2015)
  • INFO 246: User Experience Design (2015)
  • INFO 264: Business Analytics (2015)

300-level courses

  • INFO 301: Strategic Information Systems Management (2014)(2015)
  • INFO 320: Project in Information Systems (2014)(2015)
  • INFO 321: Principles of Project Management (2014)
  • INFO 322: Information Systems Implementation (2014)
  • INFO 325: Telecommunications in Business (2014)(2015)
  • INFO 332: Advanced Systems Analysis (2014)(2015)
  • INFO 341: Advanced Database Programming (2014)(2015)
  • INFO 381: Special Topic: Management of IT Projects (2015)
  • INFO 391: Research Paper in Information Systems (2014)(2015)
  • INFO 395: Case Studies in Information Systems (2014)(2015)

400-level courses

  • INFO 401: Foundations of Information Systems Research (2014)(2015)
  • INFO 402: Current issues in Information Systems Research (2014)(2015)
  • INFO 403: Research Methods in Information Systems (2014)(2015)
  • INFO 405: IT and the New Organisation (2014)(2015)
  • INFO 407: Virtual Workplace: Issues and Strategies (2014)(2015)
  • INFO 409: IT, Innovation, Value & Productivity (2014)(2015)
  • INFO 410: Research Paper in Information Systems (2014)(2015)
  • INFO 411: Special Topic: Information Systems Analysis and Development (2015)
  • INFO 430: Research Project in Information Systems (2014)(2015)

500-level courses

600-level courses