Level 1 Modules

BT1101 Introduction to Business Analytics

IS1103 Computing and Society

IS1103FC/X Computing and Society (defunct from AY2017-18)

IS1103/X IS Innovations in Organisations and Society

IS1105 Strategic IT Applications (defunct from AY2017-18)

IS1112/FC/X E-Business Essentials  (defunct from AY2017-18)

Level 2 Modules
BT2010 Business Analytics Immersion Programme  
BT2101 IT and Decision Making  [old]    BT2101 Decision Making Methods and Tools  [replacing old BT2101]
BT2102 Data Management and Visualisation IS2101 Business and Technical Communication
(hosted by CELC)

IS2102 Requirements Analysis and Design  [old]   

IS2102 Enterprise Systems Architecture and Design [replacing old IS2102]

IS2103 Enterprise Systems Development Concepts  [old]   

IS2103  Enterprise Systems Server-side Design and Development [replacing old IS2103]

IS2104 Software Team Dynamics  [defunct from AY2017-18]

 

IS2150 E-Business Design and Implementation (defunct from AY2016-17)

 

Level 3 Modules
BT3101 Business Analytics Capstone Project BT3102 Computational Methods for Business Analytics

BT3103 Application Systems Development for Business Analytics

IS3101 Management of Information Systems [defunct from AY2017-18]

IS3102 Information Systems Development Project [defunct from AY2017-18]

IS3103 Information Systems Leadership and Communication 

IS3106 Enterprise Systems Interface Design and Development

IS3150 Digital New Media Marketing [defunct from AY2017-18]

IS3150 Digital Media Marketing  [replacing old IS3150]

 

IS3220 Service Science

IS3221 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

IS3222 IT and Customer Relationship Management  [defunct from AY2017-18] 

IS3223 IT and Supply Chain Management  [defunct from AY2017-18]

IS3230 Principles of Information Security  [defunct from AY2017-18]

IS3240 Economics of E-Business

IS3241 Enterprise Social Systems  [defunct from AY2017-18]

IS3242 Software Quality Management  [defunct from AY2017-18]

IS3243 Technology Strategy and Management  [defunct from AY2017-18]

IS3250  Health Informatics  [defunct from AY2017-18]

IS3251 Principles of Technology Entrepreneurship

 

IS3260 Gamification for Organisations and Individuals  [defunct from AY2017-18]

IS3261 Mobile Apps for Enterprise

Level 4 Modules
BT4010 Business Analytics Internship Programme BT4011 Business Analytics Capstone Industry Project

BT4101 B.Sc.(Business Analytics) Dissertation

BT4211 Data-Driven Marketing

BT4212 Search Engine Optimization and Analytics

BT4221 Big Data Techniques and Technologies

BT4222 Mining Web Data for Business Analytics

 
BT4240 Machine Learning for Predictive Data Analytics IFS4101 Legal Aspects of Information Security

IS4100  IT Project Management

IS4010  Industry Internship Programme

IS4102 E-Business Capstone Project

IS4103 Information Systems Capstone Project [replacing IS3102]

IS4150 Mobile and Ubiquitous Commerce

IS4151 Pervasive Technology Solutions and Development

IS4202 Global Virtual Project  [defunct from AY2017-18]

IS4203 IT Adoption and Change Management  [defunct from AY2017-18]

IS4204 IT Governance

 

IS4224 Service Systems [defunct from AY2017-18]

IS4225 Strategic IS Planning

IS4226  IT Outsourcing and Offshoring Management  [defunct from AY2017-18]

IS4227 Enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture  [defunct from AY2017-18]

IS4228  Information Technologies in Financial Services

 

IS4231 Information Security Management

IS4232 Topics in Information Security Management  [defunct from AY2017-18]

IS4233 Legal Aspects of Information Technology

IS4234 Quality Control and Audit of IS [revised]

IS4240 Business Intelligence Systems

IS4241 Social Media Network Analysis

IS4250 Healthcare IT and Analytics [revised]

IS4260 E-Commerce Business Models

IS4261 Designing IT-enabled Business Innovations

IS4301 Agile IT with DevOps

IS4302 Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

IS4303 IT-mediated Financial Solutions and Platforms

 
Level 5 Modules

BT5152 Decision Making Technology for Business  

 

IS5001 Foundation in IS Research Methodologies  

IS5002 Contemporary IS Management

 

IS5110 Software Project Management

IS5111 Integration of IS and Business

IS5112 Knowledge Systems and Management

IS5113 Computer Mediated Communications

IS5114 Information Technology Outsourcing

IS5115 Telecoms and International Network

IS5116 IT and Entrepreneurship

IS5117 Electronic Government

IS5118 Management and Economics of eBusiness

 

IS5119 Global Project Co-ordination

IS5120 Information Technology Policies

IS5121 Information Systems Process Engineering

IS5122 Case Studies in Enterprise Systems

IS5123 IT and Supply Chain Management

IS5124 E-Commerce Systems and Applications

IS5125 System Dynamics

IS5126 Hands-On with Business Analytics

IS5127 Managing and Using New Media

IS5128 Organising for IT Innovation IS5151 Information Security Policies
IS5152 Decision Making Technologies

 

Level 6 Modules

IS6000 Qualifying Examination in IS

IS6001 Qualitative Methods for IS Research

IS6002 Quantitative Methods for IS Research

IS6003 Contemporary Theories for IS Research

IS6004 Econometrics for IS Research

IS6005 Seminars in Information Systems I

IS6100 Information Systems Research

IS6101 Topics in Information Systems I

IS6102 Topics in Information Systems II

IS6103 Design Science Research in Information Systems

IS6201 Seminars in Information Systems II

 

IS6202 Seminars in Information Systems III

 

 

Module Descriptions

BT1101 Introduction to Business Analytics

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s):  DSC1007/X
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module provides students with an introduction to the fundamental concepts and tools needed to understand the emerging role of business analytics in business and non-profit organizations. The module aims to demonstrate to students how to apply basic business analytics tools in a spreadsheet environment, and how to communicate with analytics professionals to effectively use and interpret analytic models and results for making better and more well-informed business decisions.

top

BT2010 Business Analytics Immersion Programme

Modular Credits: 6
Workload: 0-0-0-40-0
Prerequisite(s): Completed at least 40 MCs.
Preclusion(s):  Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module aims to equip students with a first exposure to working in industry with theories, methods and applications of business analytics learnt during the first year of university education. Their progress on internship projects will be monitored during internship period, and their performance will be assessed through a Completed Satisfactory/Completed Unsatisfactory (CS/CU) grade at the end of the internship. The internship duration will be approximately 12 weeks full-time.

top

BT2101 Decision Making Methods and Tools

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): (CS1010 or its equivalents) and (MA1521 or MA1102R)
Preclusion(s):  Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil

This module provides a general introduction to using various IT-driven tools, software and techniques for decision making support. The module will start off by describing the decision-making process in businesses today, including the hierarchy of decision making responsibilities to address business problems and challenges.

It will proceed to cover methods to properly structure business problems and explicitly evaluate multiple criteria. Algorithms and software tools for multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) and its varieties, e.g., analytic hierarchy process (AHP), multi-attribute utility theory (MAUT), Case-Based Reasoning (CBR), Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), etc., will be introduced and explained with appropriate business case studies.

The module will be complete with the inclusion of intelligent techniques and tools for decision making and diagnosis, e.g., expert systems, Decision Tree, Bayesian networks etc., and visualization of output to make sense of it all and provide a path to take action and measure results. Examples will also be drawn from various industry domains and applications.

top

BT2101 IT and Decision Making

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): CS1010 and (MA1521 or MA1102R)
Preclusion(s):  Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module provides a general introduction to using various IT-driven tools, software and techniques for decision making support. The module will start off by describing the decision-making process in businesses today, including the hierarchy of decision making responsibilities. It will then move on to the cognitive aspects of decision making such as the problem solving, role of logic, and probability. Algorithms and software for multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) and its varieties, e.g., analytic hierarchy process (AHP), multi-attribute utility theory (MAUT), pair-wise rankings of all possible alternatives will be discussed. Introduction will be provided to intelligent techniques for decision making, e.g., expert systems, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and support vector machines. Examples will be drawn from various industry domains and applications.

top

BT2102 Data Management and Visualisation

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-2-3-3 
Prerequisite(s):CS1010 or its equivalent, and BT1101
Preclusion(s):  Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module aims to provide students with practical knowledge and understanding of basic issues and techniques in data management and warehousing with relational database management systems, as well as data visualisation principles, techniques and tools.
The module covers data management concepts, conceptual and logical design, database management, data warehousing concepts, data warehousing design, relational database management systems and tools, data visualisation and dashboard design concepts, visual perception and design principles, visualisation techniques and tools for temporal and spatial data, proportions and relationships, multivariate and complex data, etc.

top

BT3101 Business Analytics Capstone Project

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 1-0-0-7-2
Prerequisite(s): Competed 64 MCs and ST3131 and IS2101
Preclusion(s):  Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
In this module, students are required to complete a real-world business analytics project based on principles taught in previous modules. This project can be viewed as a large-scale practical module. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the objectives of the analytics exercise, applying appropriate analytic methods and techniques, evaluating database designs, modeling strategies and implementation, and monitoring analytics performances. Students will sharpen communication skills through close team interactions, consultations, and formal presentations. Students will also develop a comprehensive understanding of the issues of business analytics such as data privacy and security, legal issues and responsibilities, business/technical communication of the results of data analytics.

top

BT3102 Computational Methods for Business Analytics

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Competed 64 MCs and CS1020 and (MA1102R or MA1521)
Preclusion(s):  Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Computers are becoming readily accessible, and its use in business analytics is growing more prevalent. This module will introduce students to computational methods, algorithms and techniques used in business fields such as finance, marketing and economics to address complex analytics problems. The course will cover topics and algorithms in areas such as optimization methods, numerical analysis, simulations, Monte-Carlo methods, graph and flow methods, and computational complexity issues to address business analytics related problems. Students will get the opportunity to learn about these computational methods and issues through hands-on practice assignments, case analysis discussions, and course projects.

top

BT3103 Application Systems Development for Business Analytics

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): BT2102
Preclusion(s):  Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module aims to train students to be conversant in the technologies, approaches, principles and issues in designing IT applications systems for business analytics. Major topics include: rapid web frameworks, scripting languages, database design, web and mobile interfaces, tracking and analysis of customers, payment services / verification, implementing security, designing and deploying web and mobile services, and operational considerations and technical tradeoffs.

top

BT4010 Business Analytics Internship Programme

Modular Credits: 12
Workload: 0-0-0-40-0
Prerequisite(s): BT2010
Preclusion(s):Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil This module aims to equip students with an intermediate exposure to working in industry with theories, methods and applications of business analytics learnt. Their progress on internship projects will be monitored during internship period, and their performance will be assessed through a Completed Satisfactory/Completed Unsatisfactory (CS/CU) grade at the end of the internship. The internship duration will be approximately 24 weeks full-time.

top

BT4011 Business Analytics Capstone Industry Project 

Modular Credits: 14
Workload: 0-0-0-40-0
Prerequisite(s): BT4010
Preclusion(s):  BT3101
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module aims to equip students with a final exposure to working in industry with theories, methods and applications of business analytics learnt before eventual graduation. In this module, students are expected to significantly contribute to the company’s project that they are doing the internship. Students put their knowledge into practice and solving business problems relating to a specific, sizable industry project. Students will also sharpen communication skills through close team interactions, consultations, and formal presentations. Students in this capstone industry project will be jointly guided by supervisors from both the companies/organisations and the school. Their progress on the projects will be monitored during the internship period, and their performance will be assessed through letter grades at the end of internship. The internship duration is expected to be approximately 28 weeks (full-time).

top

BT4101 B.Sc. (Business Analytics) Dissertation

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 0-0-0-15-0
Prerequisite(s): Attain at least 70% of the MC requirement for degree
Preclusion(s):  Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
The objective of this module is to enable students to work on an individual business analytics research project spanning two semesters, with approximately 400 hours of work. Students learn how to apply concepts and skills acquired from all prior modules taken and also to think of innovative ways of solving business analytics problems, and learn to work in a research and real-world business analytics environment. The project seeks to demonstrate the student’s work ethic, initiative, determination, and ability to think independently. On completion of the project, the student has to submit a dissertation which describes the project work and summarizes the findings, as well as to give an oral presentation before a panel of examiners.

top

BT4211 Data-Driven Marketing

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Competed 80 MCs and ST3131
Preclusion(s):  Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
In today’s environment, marketing or business analysts require tools and techniques to both quantify the strategic value of marketing initiatives, and to maximize marketing campaign performance. This module aims to teach students concepts, methods and tools to demonstrate the return on investment (ROI) of marketing activities and to leverage on data and marketing analytics to make better and more informed marketing decisions. The course topics covered include marketing performance management, marketing metrics, data management, market response and diffusion models, market and customer segmentation models, analytic marketing and value driven segmentation, digital media marketing analytics, etc. Students will have access to real marketing and customer data sources, and will conduct hands-on marketing analysis using data mining and statistical analysis tools.

top

BT4212 Search Engine Optimization and Analytics

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Competed 80 MCs
Preclusion(s):  Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This course teaches the concepts, techniques and methods to analyse and improve the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines via the “natural” or un-paid (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results. Students will be taught concepts and knowledge in terms of how search engines work, what people search for, what are the actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines, which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience, and how to optimize a website in terms of editing its content, structure and links, and associated coding to both increase its relevance to specific keywords and to remove barriers to the indexing activities of search engines. Importantly, the module will emphasize the relationship of search engine optimization to digital marketing in terms of building high quality web pages to engage and persuade, setting up analytics programs to enable sites to measure results, and improving a site's conversion rate.

top

BT4221 Big Data Techniques and Technologies

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Competed 80 MCs and (BT2102 or IS1112) and ST3131
Preclusion(s):  Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module teaches students concepts, techniques and technologies in handling and analyzing big data sets, i.e., data sets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time. Common sources and domains of big data include ubiquitous information-sensing mobile devices, web and software logs, financial trading transactions, large-scale e-commerce, RFID and wireless sensor networks, etc. Conceptual big data topics covered include big data infrastructure, analytics scalability and processes, etc. Technical frameworks for big data handling and analytics taught include Hadoop, HBase, Cassandra, MapReduce, Dynamo, R, in-database analytics, mining of data streams, etc.

top

BT4222 Mining Web Data for Business Insights

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Competed 80 MCs and CS1020
Preclusion(s):  Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module provides a comprehensive coverage of methods and tools for predictive data analytics. Various techniques from data mining, statistics and artificial intelligence will be discussed. The emphasis will be on more recent developments in machine learning methods such as neural networks and support vector machines that have been shown to be very effective in discovering reliable patterns from past data and making accurate predictions of future outcomes. Applications of predictive analytics in business will also be discussed..

top

BT4240 Machine Learning for Predictive Data Analytics

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): (MA1311 or MA1101R) and (MA1521 or MA1102R) and BT2101
Preclusion(s):  IS4240
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module provides a comprehensive coverage of methods and tools for predictive data analytics. Various techniques from data mining, statistics and artificial intelligence will be discussed. The emphasis will be on more recent developments in machine learning methods such as neural networks and support vector machines that have been shown to be very effective in discovering reliable patterns from past data and making accurate predictions of future outcomes. Applications of predictive analytics in business will also be discussed.

top

IFS4101  Legal Aspects of Information Security

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): (CS2107 or IS3230) and passed 80 MCs.
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module examines the laws relating to information security. The issues and considerations concerning information security have greatly shaped many laws, in particular, the laws relating to cybercrimes, electronic commerce, electronic evidence, document discovery, information management and data protection. These areas of the law have in turn altered the development and practice of information security in the industry. The objective of this module is to provide information security professionals with a working knowledge of these legal issues in information security, so that they are better placed to represent and protect the legal interests of their employers and their institutions.

top

IS1103 Computing and Society

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): CS1105/A
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Students will explore the interactions and impacts of computing & information technologies on social systems. They will examine how technological paradigms transform industries, organizations and individuals, and vice versa; how policies and social norms are developed as they relate to technology use; and investigate the emerging controversies surrounding the regulation of technology in society. Emphasis is placed on establishing an in-depth understanding of the professional and ethical responsibilities of computing professionals, and developing an ability to analyze the impact of computing technologies on a local and global scale. Historical and contemporary studies, cases and examples will be used extensively.

top

IS1103/FC/X Computing and Society

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-3-0-2-3
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): CS1105, IS1103
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Students will explore the interactions and impacts of computing & information technologies on social systems. They will examine how technological paradigms transform industries, organizations and individuals, and vice versa; how policies and social norms are developed as they relate to technology use; and investigate the emerging controversies surrounding the regulation of technology in society. Emphasis is placed on establishing an in-depth understanding of the professional and ethical responsibilities of computing professionals, and developing an ability to analyze the impact of computing technologies on a local and global scale. Historical and contemporary studies, cases and examples will be used extensively.

IS1103/X IS Innovations in Organisations and Society

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
The module gives a wide yet insightful understanding of the impact of IT on organisation and society. Issues such as Internet and “new economy” geographies; impacts of IT and creation of IT innovation for public health, urban planning, and regional equity, food systems, climate change can be discussed. Other issues for consideration could be dark web and IT security advancement, open vs. closed innovation creation. Misuse of IT that put ethics and professionalism into question will be also discussed.

top

IS1105 Strategic IT Applications

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): CS2250
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This foundation course develops an understanding of the role of IT in the value chain and the ever-changing competitive arena of information age. The focus is on the following topics: the nature and characteristics of information technology (IT), the strategic roles of IT for organizational improvements in operations, planning and decision making. The course is directed toward future IT specialists, consultants, and managers who must have a basic understanding of information technologies; including identifying strategic opportunities for Information Systems (IS) deployment, managing IT resources, and evaluating IT investments.top

 IS1112/FC/X E-Business Essentials

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This foundation course aims to provide a broad introduction to the nature of e-business activities from practical, technical, business and strategic perspectives. It will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the technical elements that facilitate the development of the Internet and e-commerce, and the principles and concepts underlying the use of these technologies to facilitate e-business operations. Topics covered include: the evolution of e-business from operational, technical and strategic perspectives, basic computer networking and database concepts, website architecture and multimedia on the Internet, internet technologies, services and applications (e.g. social networking, telephony, P2P, etc), and emerging standards in e-business.

top

IS2101 Business and Technical Communication (Hosted by CELC)

Modular Credits: 4
Prerequisite(s): Student who are required to take ES1000 and English for Academic Purposes must pass the respective module(s).
Preclusion(s): CS2301, ES2002, ES2007A, ES2007D, ES2007E, ES2007S
Business and Technical Communication is a customised core module for School of Computing students. Students will learn to present their IT ideas, products or services in written proposals and presentations, to write persuasive business letters and effective email to clients and customers, to speak confidently at meetings and interviews. Lastly, an intercultural component will introduce students to some key aspects of living and working in a multicultural workplace at home or abroad.

top

IS2102 Requirements Analysis and Design

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-2-5
Prerequisite(s): CS1010 or CS1101 or CS1101S
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Business requirements analysis is the process of discovering requirements, analyzing requirements for incompleteness, inconsistency, relevance and practicality and negotiating the final requirements for the systems. Whether the computer systems developed are what users want depends on how well requirements are captured at the earlier stage of system development. This module teaches Business Requirements Analysis in the Unified Process, particularly, the process of requirements elicitation, analyses, documentation, and communication. This module also teaches transition from business requirement analysis to design, UML (Unified Modelling Language) and Use Case Modelling.

top

IS2102 Enterprise Systems Architecture and Design

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-2-5
Prerequisite(s): CS1010 or its equivalents
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module aims to train students to be proficient in architecting and designing modern large-scale Enterprise Systems that are complex, scalable, distributed, component-based and mission-critical. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of high-level concepts such as enterprise architecture and software architecture. They will then move on to acquire fundamental systems analysis and design techniques such as object-oriented requirements analysis and design using the Unified Modelling Language as well as software design patterns. Essential systems engineering skillsets such as software testing and software configuration management will also be covered.

top

IS2103 Enterprise System Development Concepts

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-1-3-4
Prerequisite(s): CS1020 or CS1102 or CS1102C or CS1102S
Preclusion(s): CS2261
Cross-listing(s): Nil
The focus of this module is to train students to be conversant in the technologies and approaches to developing software systems at the enterprise level. Technologies covered include J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) and .NET (from Microsoft). Emphasis will be placed on teaching students J2EE standard specification. Major topics covered include Business Information Systems; Enterprise Platforms; Distributed Computing Concepts; JavaBeans; Servlets and Java Server Pages; Model, View, Controller model; Enterprise JavaBeans; XML, Web Services, Deployment; Persistence Management and Security.

IS2103 Enterprise Systems Server-side Design and Development

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-1-3-4
Prerequisite(s): CS1020 or its equivalents
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module aims to train students to be conversant in backend or server-side development for Enterprise Systems. It complements IS3106, which focuses on front-end development aspects for Enterprise Systems. Students will learn modern development techniques such as component-based development, service-oriented development and object-relational mapping. One or more established development platforms would be carefully chosen to allow students to put into practice the various concepts that are taught in the module. An emphasis would also be placed on Enterprise Systems security.

top

IS2104 Software Team Dynamics

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-4-3
Prerequisite(s): Students can only take this module after completing 40 MCs
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of teams and working in teams. Emphasis is placed on team dynamics in the software environment. Students will learn about different types of software teams, the challenges of working in such teams and how to work and manage such teams effectively. A variety of instructional methods including lectures, in-class group activities, discussions and debates, videos and fieldwork will be used to facilitate teaching of the course.

top

IS2150 E-Business Design and Implementation

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): (CS1020 or CS1102 or CS1102S) and IS1112
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module aims to train students to be conversant in the technologies, approaches, principles and issues in designing effective e-commerce and e-business systems. Major topics include: J2EE and .NET for e-commerce, scripting languages (JavaScript/JSP/ASP/PHP/Perl), development frameworks (Flex, AJAX, servlets), database design and management for the internet, tracking and analysis of customers, payment services/verification, implementing security, XML, inventory/order/shipping management services and systems, planning, designing and deploying web services, and operational considerations and technical tradeoffs.

top

ISS3101 Management of Information Systems

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): CS2250 or (IS1103 and IS1105)
Preclusion(s): CS3253
Cross-listing(s): Nil
The course covers the essentials in management of information systems in an organisational setting. Students will gain an understanding of the managerial issues in the development and operation of information systems. The main topics include: information systems planning, management of systems development and maintenance, implementation management, end-user computing, data centre operations, information systems control and evaluation, acquisition of IS resources and management of IS personnel. Case studies will be used to illustrate the issues and solutions.

top

IS3102 Information Systems Development Project

Modular Credits: 8
Workload: 1-1-0-10-8
Prerequisite(s): CS2261 or IS2103 (applicable to intakes from AY2005/06 to AY2007/08) or [(CS2261 or IS2103) and (CS2301 or IS2101)] (applicable to intakes from AY2008/09 onwards)
Preclusion(s): CS3214
Cross-listing(s): UIS3954R
Students are required to work (in groups) through a complete Systems Development Life Cycle to develop a business information system based on techniques and tools taught in CS2103 or IS2103 (old code: CS2261). IS3102 can be viewed as a large-scale practical module of CS2103 or IS2103. They will also sharpen communication skills through close team interactions, consultations, and formal presentations. Emphasis will be placed on requirement analysis, system design, user interface design, database design and implementation efficiency. Students will be assessed based on their understanding and ability to apply software engineering knowledge on a real-life application system.

top

IS3103 Information Systems Leadership and Communication

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-3-2-2
Prerequisite(s): Pass 80 MCs and [IS1103 and CS2101/IS2101]
Preclusion(s): IS3101
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Today’s technology leaders need to have a deep understanding of business fundamentals, recognize the key drivers of innovation, and develop effective leadership to align and integrate novel technologies and business processes for successful products and services. The course will not only cover major topics relating strategic, tactical and operational facets of thought leadership in propelling IT implementations, adoptions and changes in organization but also equip students with industry-relevant communication skillsets. The strategic facet will explore the various contexts, complex issues and dynamic paths that evoke leadership in information systems, including technology championship, disruptive technology, and IT ecosystem. The tactical facet will strategize a culture to co-create value and nurture technological innovations. Students will be taught effective communication skills for influential communication, change management communication and directional communication. These skillsets will enable them to foster partnership between technology and business stakeholders such as vendors, IT professionals and functional users. The operational facet will include leadership areas in IT portfolio management, change management, and IT applications. Through a synthesis of critical knowledge areas required of technology leaders, students will examine the intersection of technology and business to drive IT-enabled changes in an organization. The course will prepare students for senior technology positions, and develop core communication skills that leaders need to be equipped with to be successful in leading technological transformations.

top

IS3106 Enterprise Systems Interface Design and Development

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-1-3-4
Prerequisite(s): IS2103
Preclusion(s): CS3226
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module aims to train students to be conversant in front-end development for Enterprise Systems. It complements IS2103 which focuses on backend development aspects for Enterprise Systems. Topics covered include: web development scripting languages, web templating design and component design, integrating with backend application, and basic mobile application development. 

top

IS3150 Digital Media Marketing

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 80 MCs 
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and practices of digital marketing, including social media and mobile marketing. Students will be cognizant of social media campaigns, IT crisis management, and brand image management. They will have an excellent grasp of social media analytics, the 5Ps (product, pricing, promotion, place, and participation), market analysis and consumers' behavior. The course will also introduce concepts in customer relationship management (CRM), including the application, implementation and management of CRM technologies, CRM strategy and data warehouse, customer metrics and economic returns from CRM. At the end of the course, students will be able to deliver coherent digital marketing and comprehensive customer relationship management.

top

IS3220 Service Science

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-4-3
Prerequisite(s): Pass 60 MCs and [CS2250 or (IS1103 and IS1105)]
Preclusion(s): CS3361
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module aims at providing an interdisciplinary educational foundation for students in Service Science. Service Science is the application of scientific, management, and engineering disciplines to the tasks (services) that one organisation beneficially performs for itself and with another. The module will cover the definition and goals of services, creation, operation, marketing and delivery of services, and the role of IT service systems. It will discuss how IT-enabled services impact an organisation and the external environment.

top

IS3221 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): IS1103/FC/X  
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Business resources include employees, business processes, procedures, organisational structure, and computer systems. The efficiency and effectiveness of an organisation in carrying out its business can be enhanced if managers and employees are given the support to plan, monitor and control the business. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) supports the use of all resources in an organisation. In this course, students will learn the rationale for having ERP, ERP functionality (such as manufacturing, finance, distribution and human resource management), ERP and information technology, ERP systems and ERP implementation (planning, product selection, implementation and optimisation).

top

IS3222 IT and Customer Relationship Management

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 60 MCs and [CS2250 or (IS1103 and IS1105)]
Preclusion(s): CS4266
Cross-listing(s): Nil
CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems are the cornerstone of enterprise systems to manage customer relationships and equity in business organisations. This module aims to introduce concepts in CRM and in the application, implementation and management of CRM technologies. Topics covered include CRM strategy in B2C and B2B contexts, integrating IS/IT strategy with CRM objectives, economic returns from CRM, information privacy in CRM, CRM data warehouse and information structure, data mining techniques for CRM, CRM systems and technologies, CRM system implementation in B2C/B2B contexts, CRM system vendor selection and evaluation. Instructional methods will include lectures, tutorials, case studies, and/or project-based learning.

top

IS3223 IT and Supply Chain Management

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 60 MCs and [CS2250 or (IS1103 and IS1105)]
Preclusion(s): CS4267
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This course focuses on the understanding of the role of IT in enabling effective supply chain strategies in the global economy. Particularly, it focuses on the how to plan the integration of supply chain components into a coordinated system using IT. Besides the basic concepts, students will be exposed to the role of IT in risk pooling and inventory placement, integrated planning and collaboration, and information sharing in supply chain management.

top

IS3230 Principles of Information Security

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 60 MCs and (IS1103 and IS1105) and (CS2105 or IS1112)
Preclusion(s): CS3254
Cross-listing(s): Nil
With the prevalent use of computers and internet in the moderm organization, threats and attacks on information systems are also on the rise. This module introduces the principles of information security, to prepare students for their future roles as IS professionals. Students will understand that protecting organizational information requires a holistic approach which includes policy, technology and education. The focus of the module is on principles and concepts, rather than hands-on skills.

top

IS3240 Economics of E-Business

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 60 MCs and [EC1101 or EC1101E or EC1301 or EC1310 or EC1311 or GCE ‘A’ Level Economics or BSP1005]
Preclusion(s): CS3265
Cross-listing(s): Nil
We are living in a “New Economy” with e-business. E-Business means not only “selling products electronically” but also digitalisation of many conventional business processes: financing, advertising, and managing human resources. These process-related changes significantly impact intra-business organisation, business-to-business relationships, and business-to-consumer interactions. As technology advances breathlessly, the ideas, concepts, and models of economic principles need to be applied carefully. The economic analyses, such as differential pricing, bundling, signalling, licensing, lock-in, or network effects can be directly applied to E-Business economy. This course aims to give students economic insights to understand E-Business and to make better decisions in E-Business.

top

IS3241 Enterprise Social Systems

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-2-5
Prerequisite(s): Pass 60 MCs and [CS2250 or (IS1103 and IS1105)]
Preclusion(s): CS3267
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This is an advanced course on the management and technological issues associated with new trends in social systems. The primary focus of the course will be on enterprise social systems that leverage social networks. Such social systems involve creating social spaces where people can collaborate online, get advice from trusted individuals and find goods/services through platform-mediated networks. This course will also emphasise the powerful role that social computing technologies (e.g., social networking sites, blogs, wikis, recommendation systems, social bookmarking, etc.) are playing and a comprehensive set of business models for implementing these strategies.

top

IS3242 Software Quality Management

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 60 MCs and [IS1105 or CS2250]
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
As more business operations are dependent on information systems today, the importance of software quality is ever growing. It is also imperative for IT vendors to meet the increasing demand for high quality IT service and software products by customers. This module focuses on how to apply quality management concepts and practices to development and maintenance of software. Particularly, students will learn about various quality metrics, models, and standards specific to the software domain.

top

IS3243 Technology Strategy and Management

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 60 MCs and [CS2250 or IS1105]
Preclusion(s): CS3251
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Students will understand the theory and practice of business strategy as applied to technology-oriented (and in particular, IT-oriented) products and services. The module provides students with a broad and in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of technology strategy and management. These will be applied to information technology-related products and services. Students will also understand the life cycle and product development process of technological innovations. Case studies form a major part of this module.

top

IS3250 Health Informatics

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 60 MCs
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
The goal of this module is to provide students with an introduction to the many facets of IT applications in healthcare. With the increasing use of IT in the healthcare landscape, there has been a steady growth of demands for IT systems and innovations to streamline healthcare practice and to provide for quality patient care. Lectures will cover IT systems in healthcare settings, decision-making in patient care, standards and interoperability issues, patient data privacy and security and challenges associated with IT implementation in healthcare enterprises. The module is useful for students with the view to an IT career in healthcare.

top

IS3251 Principles of Technology Entrepreneurship

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 40 MCs
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
The module introduces students to the concepts and principles of technology entrepreneurship. Students will learn about the current developments in entrepreneurship, worldwide and in Singapore and be taught to use a variety of tools, techniques and frameworks for the development and analysis of entrepreneurial businesses. Students taking the module should have an interest in entrepreneurship and a desire to be an entrepreneur at some stage in their lives.

top

IS3260 Gamification for Organisations and Individuals

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 60 MCs, (CS1010 or its equivalent), IS1103 and IS1105
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Gamification is the use of game play thinking and mechanics to engage audiences. For the younger generation, gaming has become part of their lives, and thus it is desirable to use games to engage them at work and as part of marketing strategies. The goal of this module is to provide students with an introduction to gamification and funware. Lectures will cover the various game elements, their psychological impact on people and ways to deploy them. Students will also work on group projects to learn to deploy gamification.

top

 IS3261 Mobile Apps Development for Enterprise

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-2-5
Prerequisite(s): CS1020 or CS2020 or their equivalent
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
The proliferation of mobile phones offers unprecedented opportunities for enterprise to empower their employees with computing and communicating capabilities on the move.  It also offers a rich interactive experience for customers. Programming skills for mobile apps in enterprise environment is therefore an increasingly important asset for the IT workforce. This course will teach mobile phone programming in a client-server setting.  In addition to developing user interface, the students will also learn how to write mobile apps to communicate with servers via HTTP, making synchronous and asynchronous requests, as well as dealing with common payload formats such as JSON and HTML.

top

 IS4010  Industry Internship Programme

Modular Credits: 12
Workload: 0-0-0-40-0
Prerequisite(s): (i) At least 80 MCs fulfilled, and (ii) IS2101 Business and Technical Communication, and (iii) IS2103 Enterprise Systems Development Concepts for Information System degree programme student, or IS2150 E-Business Design and Implementation for Electronic Commerce degree programme student, or BT2101 IT and Decision Making for Business Analytics degree programme student
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module enables students to apply the computing knowledge and skills that they have acquired in class to industry internships in companies/organizations. Students in industry internships will be jointly guided by supervisors from both the companies/organizations and the school Their progress on internship projects will be monitored during internship period, and their performance will be assessed through letter grades at the end of the internship. The internship duration will be 6 months, consisting of both a full-time and part-time component. Full-time internship attachment will last for 3 months during the NUS vacation period, and will continue on a part-time basis that will last for 3 months during the NUS study semester.

top

 IS4100  IT Project Management

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 80 MCs and [IS1103 or EG2401]
Preclusion(s): IS5110 and CS5212 (old code for IS5110)
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module focuses on the management of IS projects. Various managerial issues pertaining to the evaluation and selection of information systems projects, choice of project organisation, planning, scheduling and budgeting of project activities and basic principles in control and project auditing will be covered. The students will also learn how to use practical techniques and tools, such as network models (PERT/CPM), simulation, and state-of-the-art project management software, in scheduling project activities. This module serves as a good introduction to information systems project management for students who may participate in coordinating and managing large-scale information systems projects.

top

IS4102 E-Business Capstone Project 

Modular Credits: 8
Workload: 2-1-0-9-8
Prerequisite(s): Pass 80 MCs and [CS3240, IS2150, IS3230 and IS3150]
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
In this module, students are required to complete a Systems Development Life Cycle to develop an e-business system based on principles taught in previous modules. This project can be viewed as a large-scale practical module. Emphasis will be placed on system design, user interface design, database design, security strategy, and performance. Students will appreciate differences in the scalability, usability, performance and security aspects. They will also sharpen communication skills through close team interactions, consultations, and formal presentations. Students will also develop a comprehensive understanding of the issues of e-business implementation from an enterprise architecture standpoint.

top

IS4103 Information Systems Capstone Project

Modular Credits: 8
Workload: 1-1-0-10-8
Prerequisite(s): IS2101, IS2103 and IS3106
Preclusion(s): IS3102
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Students are required to work (in groups) through a complete Systems Development Life Cycle to develop a business information system based on techniques and tools taught in IS2102, IS2103 and IS3106. They will also sharpen their communication skills through closer team interactions, consultations, and formal presentations. Emphasis will be placed on architecture design and implementation, requirement analysis, system design, user interface design, database design and implementation efficiency. Students will be assessed based on their understanding and ability to apply software engineering knowledge on a real-life application system, as well as their communication skill.

top

IS4150 Mobile and Ubiquitous Commerce

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 80 MCs and IS2150
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
In this module, students will develop an appreciation for the strategic, operational, and technical issues for e-commerce in the emerging domains of mobile and ubiquitous computing. It provides students with an understanding of the theory and practice of e-business management and systems development in these domain areas. The module covers concepts such as frameworks for mobile commerce, enabling business processes and models, as well as technologies for enabling commerce on non-traditional computing platforms. Students will learn to design and develop e-business applications on these platforms to meet constantly changing business needs. Case studies form a major part of this module.

top

IS4151 Pervasive Technology Solutions and Development

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-1-3-4
Prerequisite(s): IS2103 and IS3106
Preclusion(s): IS4150, SMA5508, SG5233
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Pervasive technology is immensely omnipresent in our daily life and brings novel business prospects. Indeed, pervasive technology immerses the users in a triad of interaction, computation, and communication. But it also presents significant challenges ranging from technology architectural design and security concerns among many. This module will study the mechanisms and operating environments of pervasive technology. Some of the topics covered include computer and network architectures for pervasive computing, wearable technologies, internet of things, mobile computing mechanisms, location mechanisms, techniques for security and user authentication.

top

IS4202 Global Virtual Project

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-7-0
Prerequisite(s): Pass 80 MCs and IS2104
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
With the increasing globalization of businesses and the availability of sophisticated IT tools to communicate, global virtual teams are becoming commonplace in organizations. Global Virtual Project is a project-based module, in which students from different universities from around the world will work together on projects that are global in nature. Apart from background materials being provided, the major part of the module will be constituted by the project.

top

IS4203 IT Adoption and Change Management

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 80 MCs and [IS3101 or CS3253]
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of managing change and adoption associated with the introduction and implementation of new systems and technologies. Emphasis will be placed on the understanding and effective management of end-user reactions to the adoption and use of new systems and technologies. Topics to be covered include IT adoption and use process, dealing with user resistance, effective change vision, short and long-term change, outcomes evaluation, and preventing change deterioration. 

top

IS4204 IT Governance

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4 
Prerequisite(s): Completed 80 MCs
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module examines the governance in the use and deployment of Information Technology in an organisation. It covers the process of strategic planning to align IT strategies with business strategies. The elements of governance include Security Policy, Quality Management, Business Continuity Management, Risk Management, Project and Program Management, Returns on Investment of IT and Operational Management. 

top

 IS4224 Service Systems

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-4-3
Prerequisite(s): Pass 80 MCs and [CS3361 or IS3220]
Preclusion(s): CS4361
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module aims at introducing students to the systems approach of analysing service systems. It will cover the fundamentals of systems thinking for business services, and extend to large scale IT-integrated services. Students will learn about holistic social-technical systems, considering all the important factors, such as IT, business organisation, user characteristics and different cultural environments. Case studies form an integral component of this module, to enhance student knowledge and application skills.

top

 IS4225 Strategic IS Planning

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 80 MCs and [CS2250 or (IS1103 and IS1105)]
Preclusion(s): CS4251; Arts and social sciences students reading CNM as a subject/concentration are not allowed to read this module as CFM/ULR-Breadth.
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module covers strategic planning to link information needs and technology support to organisational objectives. The module content includes: IT effects on industries, markets, and organisations; how organisations can use IT to gain competitive advantage; evaluation of business strategy (plans) and IS strategy (plans); and management of aligning business strategy (plans) and IS strategy (plans). The module will focus on organisational performance (efficiency, effectiveness, and competitiveness), the use of IT as a means to enhance organisational performance (not an end in itself) and creative and analytical frameworks and methodologies.

top

IS4226  IT Outsourcing and Offshoring Management

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-5-2
Prerequisite(s): Pass 80 MCs and [CS2250 or (IS1103 and IS1105)]
Preclusion(s): CS4255
Cross-listing(s): Nil
The module focuses on issues faced when IT organisations engage in outsourcing, offshoring and internationalisation. It also provides students with the theoretical framework and tools to identify core IT capabilities and analyse relevant activities for outsourcing and offshoring. Besides equipping students with the fundamentals and theoretical perspectives of these phenomena, the course will also expose them to practical issues ranging from managerial to economical, from cultural to political, from methodological to regulatory. Students will graduate with a better appreciation of the IT industry in both developing and developed countries.

top

 IS4227 Enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisites: Pass 80 MCs and [CS3361 or IS3220]
Preclusion(s): CS4258
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module provides students with an overview of service oriented architecture (SOA). The key topics covered include SOA concepts and principles, SOA architecture and design considerations, and SOA relationship with enterprise capabilities. Key concepts from web services, that are relevant to SOA, will be covered with an emphasis on how these ideas may enhance the performance of enterprises. Approaches to service oriented software development (including reliability and security considerations) will also be included. Overall, this module equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to implement SOA in enterprises.

top

 IS4228 Information Technologies in Financial Services

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisites: At least 80 MCs
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
The main objective of this course is to educate the students on how and to what extent can information technologies (IT) support the financial services industry, in order for a student to seek a career in this industry sector. It is designed to
provide the students with a broad overview and thematic case studies of how each major business segment of the financial services industry employs IT to maintain a competitive edge, and to comply with laws and regulations.

top

 IS4231 Information Security Management

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisites: Pass 80 MCs and (CS2107 or IS3230)
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
The main focus of this module is on the managerial aspects of information security. This module prepares the students for their future roles as IS managers or IS security professionals. Through this module, students will appreciate the challenges of managing information security in the modern business organization. Topics include risk management, security policies and programmes, managing the security function, and planning for continuity.

top

 IS4232 Topics in Information Security Management

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisites: Pass 80 MCs and (CS2107 or IS3230)
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
As information security is a fast-developing field, this module will cater for recent or specialized topics in information security. The content is expected to change from year to year. Possible topics include incident management and business continuity, digital forensics, and e-commerce and m-commerce security.

top

 IS4233 Legal Aspects of Information Technology

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 80 MCs and [CS2250 or IS1103 or IS1105)]
Preclusion(s): CS4259
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module is a study of major area of law that has an impact on the IT industry. Among the topics to be addressed are intellectual property of software, database, and multimedia entertainment contents, data privacy, information security, and electronic commerce law. The goal of the course is to provide basic background in these issues for non-lawyers. The course enables IT professionals to better handle their legal resources and better understand their commercial opportunities. Real-world examples from the text and current events will be used to demonstrate the applicability of the law in IT industries.

top

IS4234 Quality Control and Audit of IS

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 80 MCs and [CS3254 or IS4231]
Preclusion(s): CS4252
Cross-listing(s): Nil
The aim of this module is to provide an in-depth study of information systems security in business organisations. This module provides an opportunity for students to examine the design of security control and auditing processes and procedures of information systems from a management perspective. The course will cover the economics of security, principles of management and application control, evidence gathering and evaluation, auditing procedures and techniques. The emphasis of this course is on the managerial and business issues rather than technical issues such as encryption algorithms and virus-manipulation.

top

IS4240 Business Intelligence Systems

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-3 
Prerequisites: Pass 80 MCs and (IS1103 or IS1103FC or IS1103X) and (ST1131 or ST2334 or ST2132)
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Business Intelligence (BI) is the application of data base and machine learning technologies in business. It enables organisations to improve decision making, enhance strategic position, and maintain competitive advantage. This module will introduce students to the essentials of BI, placing emphasis on database and machine learning technologies for building effective BI Systems. Students will learn about data warehousing and data visualisation, as well as the various tools that can be employed for intelligent business decision making. BI cases will be used to highlight the issues and problems encountered by organisations as they developed and implemented BI systems.

top

IS4241 Social Media Network Analysis

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-2-5
Prerequisites: Students must have completed 80 MCs and (CS1020 or its equivalent).
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
The world of online social media is of much interest for academic, social and e-commerce studies. This module is about the analysis of social media networks. The module will cover the characteristics of social media networks, the analysis software and methods, case studies and projects of network analysis.

top

IS4243 Information Systems Consulting

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-1-0-3-3 
Prerequisite(s): Pass 80 MCs and IS1103/FC/X 
Preclusion(s): Nil 
Cross-listing(s): Nil
The aims and objectives are:
(i) to provide an overview of Information Systems (IS) consulting and to develop a more specific understanding of the practice;
(ii) to provide students with the knowledge of management and IS consulting practices; and
(iii) to give students the opportunity to be involved in a field consulting project.

top

IS4250 Healthcare IT and Analytics

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-2-5
Prerequisite(s): Completed 80 MCs and (ST1131 or ST2334 or ST2132)
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
To a healthcare enterprise, leveraging on healthcare data is strategic for business intelligence, streamlining workflow operations and providing quality customer service and patient care. The goal of this module is to provide students with an introduction to the many facets of IT applications in healthcare. With the increasing use of IT in the healthcare landscape, there has been a steady growth of demands for IT systems and innovations to streamline healthcare practice and to provide for quality patient care. Lectures will cover principles and techniques of processing and analysing healthcare data, IT systems in healthcare settings, decision-making in patient care, standards and interoperability issues, patient data privacy and challenges associated with IT implementation in healthcare enterprises.

top

IS4260 E-Commerce Business Models

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 80 MCs and [CS2250 or (IS1103 and IS1105)]
Preclusion(s): CS4260
Cross-listing(s): Nil
As the fastest-growing facet of the Internet, electronic commerce offers functionality and new ways of doing business that no company can afford to ignore. The basis for moving to an electronic commerce is a belief that electronic markets have the potential to be more efficient in developing new information goods and services. In addition, electronic commerce also offers companies new ways of linking together trading partners and global customers. Students taking this course learn the characteristics of various b-webs such as agora, aggregation, value chain and alliances, and have opportunities to research in their areas of interest. 

top

IS4261 Designing IT-enabled Business Innovations

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 80 MCs and IS1103 or its equivalent
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
The module will teach students how to create innovation-driven business model through both process innovation and product innovation. The focus is on businesses that are technology innovation driven. The module contents will cover disruptive technologies, cross-channel business model development, mobilisation of networked business, canvas drawing, social media-based product and marketing innovation, etc. In particular, students will learn how to identify technology innovation opportunities and manage innovation process. The students can appreciate the value of IT ecosystems and platform-based business operations. 

top

IS4301 Agile IT with DevOps

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-1-6
Prerequisite(s): Pass 80 MCs
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Acceleration of the pace of digital transformation and adaption to business changes have caused IT organisations to integrate Agile methods and DevOps with traditional IT development and operations. This module introduces students with essential concepts of Agile IT and DevOps for participation in agile IT business transformations. Topics covered shall include waterfall vs. agile, integrated agile methods (Xtreme Programming, Scrum), DevOps, hybrid-IT, Platform as a service, monolithic vs. microservice architecture, containerization, toolchains, open innovations and case studies. Banking industry services will be used to enable students to practise concepts taught in this course. 

top

IS4302 Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 80 MCs
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Digital currencies like Bitcoins have created a different, faster and potentially cheaper way of monetary transfers. The technology behind Bitcoins, namely Blockchain or more broadly the distributed ledger system, has brought big impact on financial services. A blockchain is a distributed database of ownership records (public ledger) of all transactions. A blockchain is irrevocable once it is committed into the system. Through this module, students will learn about blockchain and distributed ledger technologies among others. 

top

IS4303 IT-Mediated Financial Solutions and Development

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): Pass 80 MCs
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil This course introduces students to new platforms in the financial industry to meet existing needs, or to reach out to new markets. There will be an emphasis on platforms to help end consumers through transactions, payment systems, and loans. Students will get an appreciation for innovation in FinTech, and understand the changing landscape. They will also have practice using Big Data-based credit scoring. 

top

BT5152 Decision Making Technology for Business

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-4-4 
Prerequisite(s): DSC5103 or an equivalent module with R programming experience
Preclusion(s): IS5152 
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module provides a general introduction to data mining methods. The module will start off by describing issues at the data pre-processing phase, such as handling missing values and data transformation. It will then move on to explain the core concept of well-known classification algorithms. Emerging topics, such as text mining and deep learning, will be covered. Students will also learn important and practical techniques, including cost sensitive classification and features selection. Examples, assignments, and project will be designed to fit the needs in three verticals (Consumer Data analytics, Financial & Risk analytics, and Healthcare analytics) of the MSBA programme.

top

IS5001 Foundation in IS Research Methodologies

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 0-0-0-0-10
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
The purpose of this module is to test students on essential knowledge of IS research methodologies. The students will be tested on their understanding in topics such as research design, sampling, measurement, data collection methodology (case study, survey, experimentation, etc.), theoretical and empirical analysis, and basic statistical methods.

top

IS5002 Contemporary IS Management

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-4-4
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module aims to help students learn essential knowledge on the management of information systems. Upon completion of the course, students are expected to gain a better understanding of IS issues and phenomena from a theoretical perspective and be able to apply the knowledge to solving practical and managerial problems in IS usage, planning, and deployment. The content of the module will cover both classical and emerging MIS issues such as IS adoption and diffusion, IS strategy, social media, e-commerce, mobile commerce, network economics, platform competition, and digital innovation. Cases will be used to enhance student learning.

top

IS5110 Software Project Management

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-4-4
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module examines the managerial aspects of the software production process: from its initial feasibility phase to its maintenance phase. It covers topics such as feasibility studies, cost estimation and control, quality and operational integrity reviews, project scheduling and control techniques and methods, and productivity and quality metrics. Of particular interest will be the management of crosscultural and cross-border software teams. Students who are certified IT Project Managers will be given credit for this module.

top

 IS5111 Integration of IS and Business

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-4-4
Prerequisite(s): CS3251 or IS3243
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module examines the high level CEO/CIO perspectives of information systems within the wider scopes of the corporations. It covers introduction to information systems in organisations from the general manager’s perspective, organizational strategies, finance, operational and other functional objectives, managerial and strategic uses of information systems, overview of enabling technologies, how information systems are developed and managed, long range planning for information systems investment and employment, study of information technology in Singapore’s business environment, and individual and team projects.

top

 IS5112 Knowledge Systems and Management

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-4-4
Prerequisite(s): CS4251 or IS4225
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Students will learn a broad and in-depth understanding of knowledge management, arguably one of the most interesting and powerful IT concepts. Knowledge-intensive organisations are distinguished by their flatter organisation structures and decentralized decision-making processes. Managing these organisations is different from managing traditional organisations. At their core lies a particular knowledge-intensive thinking which concentrates specifically on intellect and reflection. Processes of learning and knowledge management are integrated into the fabric of the organisation. Traditional managerial activities take on new interpretations and meanings, thereby re-conceptualising the role of management. Case studies form a major part of this module.

top

 IS5113 Computer Mediated Communications

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-4-4
Prerequisite(s): CS2250 or (IS1103 and IS1105)
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Computer and communications technologies are changing the ways in which individuals and groups communicate. The impact goes beyond one-to-one communications to the formation and operation of virtual and semi-virtual groups and work environments. The module examines the mediation of such technologies on verbal and nonverbal communications, feedback, intra-personal communications, interpersonal communications, small group communications, organisational communications, and communication goals. Technologies include basic media such as email, phone, fax, chat board, bulletin board, computer conferencing, and video conferencing. In addition, integrated systems such as group support systems and negotiation support systems will be used for advanced illustrations.

top

 IS5114 Information Technology Outsourcing

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-4-4
Prerequisite(s): CS3251 or IS3243 or equivalent
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
IT outsourcing has a great impact on today’s information technology industry. This course will provide an overview of IT outsourcing concepts and practices and discuss new directions of outsourcing in the context of Internet information management. Topics covered include: vendor management; global outsourcing; outsourcing project management and cross-border knowledge management.

top

 IS5115 Telecoms and International Network

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-4-4
Prerequisite(s): CS3260
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Students will gain an understanding of how telecommunications can affect organizations and industries. Rapid advancements in telecommunications technology and the convergence of computing and telecommunications have created unique opportunities for organisations to derive competitive advantage. This module will provide students with a broad and in-depth understanding of the impact of telecommunications technology on organisations. The topics covered include: adoption and diffusion of telecommunications technology, telecommunications technology strategy, telecommunications applications in supply chain management, manufacturing, sales and marketing, inter-organisational networking, convergence, and national or international telecommunications policies.

top

 IS5116 IT and Entrepreneurship

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-4-4
Prerequisite(s): (ACC1002 or ACC1002X) and (CS3261 or IS3150)
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
The course provides an introduction to the elements of high tech entrepreneurship - idea generation, nature of start-ups and innovations in IT industry, business plan development for IT/information goods and services, hyper-competition in high-tech industry, company incubation, angel funding, venture capital, stock options, etc. Besides lectures, some classes will be conducted in the form of seminars, where a technopreneur is invited to share his views and experiences in starting/running an IT or high-tech company, and to answer questions from the class. Venture capitalists and angel investors could also be invited to classes to share their views and opinions on they decide whether or not to invest in an IT or high-tech start-up company. This allows students to learn about entrepreneurship in the IT industry by hearing first hand from people who have trodden the path themselves. The seminar format provides ample opportunities for questions about entrepreneurial risk taking, strategy planning and execution, people management, business growth, etc. Students would be able to relate theories learnt in lectures with practices and experiences in the real world.

top

IS5117 Electronic Government

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-2-6
Prerequisite(s): CS3251 or IS3243
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This course provides current and future public managers with the requisite background to successfully manage e-government projects and government information. The use of information and communication technologies is becoming an indispensable part of government. The goal of the course is to enhance a broad understanding of e-government and information policy. These issues include e-citizenry, e-governance, strategic planning, change management, business process reengineering, design and implementation of information systems, relevant technologies, accessibility, information assurance, and knowledge management with respect to government organisations. Both external applications such as citizen services and internal processes such as automating document-processing and hiring procedure will be covered.

top

IS5118 Management and Economics of eBusiness

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-4-4
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Recent advances in economics of information systems have provided us an arsenal of analytical tools to understand the sophisticated interactions among consumers, firms, and markets in the Internet era. This module aims at providing the students with an overview of major theoretical concepts and empirical findings related to the eBusiness phenomena that could be comprehended and applied by IT professionals. Topics covered in this module include pricing digital goods, switching costs and lock-in strategies, strategies in markets with network effects, economics of outsourcing, and economics of crowd sourcing.

top

 IS5119 Global Project Co-ordination

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-4-4
Prerequisite(s): (CS2250 or (IS1103 and IS1105)) and (CS2301 or IS2101)
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Students learn to address the challenges of managing and coordinating a global project to deliver results under tight time constraints. Topics include: approaches for global project management, concepts, frameworks, and diagnostic instruments. Students will form effective global teams with students from other universities, accomplish the objectives established for a global project, and carry out project management in cross-cultural settings. They will work on their projects through various forms of information technology (e.g., telephone, video-conferencing, fax, electronic mail and tools on the World Wide Web). The experience will be valuable to students in an increasingly globalised business environment.

top

 IS5120 Information Technology Policies

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-4-4
Prerequisite(s): CS3251 or IS3243
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This course covers policy-making and evaluation for information technology. Students will learn about policy making in organisations as well as at the national level. Topics range from the policy control of information technology within organisations in various industries, the policies peculiar to the IT industry, and the social, educational and economic uses of IT, such as the Internet and E-commerce. Students will learn how policies are made and implemented. They will also learn how to evaluate the long-term impact of these policies.top

 IS5121 Information Systems Process Engineering

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-4-4
Prerequisite(s): CS3253 or IS3101
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Enhancement of organisational performance has been a top priority issue for management. Organisational change projects such as Business Process Redesign for enhancing the performance, however, have been perceived to incur high risk. Information Systems Process Engineering intends to reduce such risk by facilitating a systematic process change method. It integrates process modelling for analysis and design, coordination mechanism, simulation for testing the change, and some engineering guidelines. Computing students will learn the main concepts of Information Systems Process Engineering, demonstrates the application of IS tools to organisational change, and explains the linkage of organizational change to information systems development.

top

 IS5122 Case Studies in Enterprise Systems

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-2-6
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module examines some of the recent enterprise system management implementation issues taking place in most business organisations. It covers a range of system implementation issues from an information system perspective. Using actual cases, the data collection and analysis methods employed in which these enterprise systems are examined are also discussed. This module is especially useful for research students (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) and part-time students (M.Comp.) who have prior IT industry experience.

top

 IS5123 IT and Supply Chain Management

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-4-4
Prerequisite(s): CS3250
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Students learn how to deploy IT to enable and facilitate supply chain management among organisations. Topics include: overview of a supply chain, coordination difficulties, pitfalls and opportunities, tradeoffs between inventory and service, and performance measurement. Students will learn about the role that IT plays in supply chain network design, global supply chain management, the interface between manufacturing and distribution, and supplier management. The module will also explore the approaches (e.g. strategic alliances) and tools for designing and redesigning products and processes for supply chain management as well as current industry initiatives for IT in supply chain management.

top

IS5124 E-Commerce Systems and Applications

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-2-6
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This course aims to provide a substantive overview to the technology and information systems (IS) concepts underlying electronic commerce applications from the technical perspective. Students will develop both conceptual and methodological skills that are critical to conduct excellent e-Commerce projects in their companies. They can also develop interesting research topics or frameworks. The major topics include e- Commerce technologies, digital products, B2C and B2B applications, and e-Transformation, and other issues such as security and e- Payment. Target students include both practitioners and research students.

top

IS5125 System Dynamics

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-4-4
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This course aims to introduce a methodology, System Dynamics, and its application for IT strategy analysis and development in the context of IT-driven organisational change. System Dynamics facilitates analysing IT relevant business cases and problems from the systems thinking perspective, formulating and testing IT problems with simulation technique, and supporting decision making.

top

 IS5126 Hands-On with Business Analytics

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-4-4
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Business Analytics is the growing, inter-disciplinary field of bringing data to build business insights and support decisions. The goal of the course is to bridge the divide between technical skills and business know-how. Through learning-by-doing, students will engage in a series of business case study discussions, guided group projects, and a final semester project of their own design. Lectures will cover practical skills using the latest tools and techniques, as well as discuss business cases and applications. Applications will cover areas such as retailing, customer relationship management (CRM), social media, and marketing.

top

IS5127 Managing and Using New Media

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s): General computing knowledge would be useful. Basic knowledge of digital media transport protocols would be helpful, but not essential.
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module provides graduate students with a broad view of the extremely dynamic digital content industry, and the technology and business factors driving and shaping its directions. Some of these factors cause tectonic shifts which blindside technology and service incumbents that are either complacent or unable to react with sufficient speed. The coverage is wide. It includes digital A/V, news and social media, interactive games, content security, and digital convergence. Also covered will be the business of monetizing commercially valuable content.

top

 IS5128 Organising for IT Innovation

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-4-4
Prerequisite(s): Basic knowledge of organisations and business functions will be helpful, but not required.
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Successful development and adoption of technological innovation relies not only on the technology itself but also on a shrewd business model and the surrounding ecosystem where a host of partners’ co-innovation plays a key role.  This module provides graduate students with the knowledge and tools for managing technological innovations, especially in the dynamic and growing IT sector.  Topics covered include the innovation process, the organizational and environmental context of innovation, the innovator’s dilemma, product vs. service innovation, open vs. closed innovation, innovation platforms, and management of intellectual property.

top

 IS5151 Information Security Policies

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-6-2
Prerequisite(s): CS4252 or IS4234
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
In this course, students will learn how management, political leadership, and the technical community must work together to make effective strategy and policy. The course will examine how to determine the vulnerabilities and risks. They will be exposed to different competing priorities and factors in the provision of security; legal, cost, and other constraints. From these constraints, they learn to derive different strategies (both technical and procedure) to achieve the desired security objectives.

top

 IS5152 Decision Making Technologies

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-4-4
Prerequisite(s): ST2334 or ST1131
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Decision making technologies can support decision making in the financial, operational, marketing and other areas. Efforts have been directed at finding new machine learning (ML) techniques for decision making and their possible application in solving practical problems. ML techniques such as artificial neural network methods have been proven to be powerful tools for decision making. Applications include credit rating, bankruptcy analysis, foreign exchange rate predictions and many others. The techniques covered in this course include neural networks for classification/ regression/ clustering, genetic algorithm for optimisation, decision tree methods, support vector machine and data mining.

top

 IS6000 Qualifying Examination in IS

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 20 hours per week
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module evaluates students on essential knowledge of IS research methodologies and application domains of management information systems. Students will be tested on their ability to integrate method (e.g., survey, experiment, qualitative, technical, or econometrics) and domain (e.g., knowledge management, electronic commerce) knowledge towards designing studies to investigate current phenomena in IS.top

  IS6001 Qualitative Methods for IS Research

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-3-5
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module will provide an overview of qualitative IS research philosophies and methods. Methods that will be covered include action research, case study research, ethnographic research, and grounded theory. Apart from data collection procedures (interviews, focus groups, participant observation, and secondary data), the spectrum of data analysis techniques that will be discussed include hermeneutics, semiotics, narrative analysis, and protocol analysis. The course will conclude by guiding students on how to write up their results for publication.

top

 IS6002 Quantitative Methods for IS Research

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-3-5
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module will cover the essential methods in quantitative IS research. It will start with a discussion of measures and data collection. It will then go more in-depth into the experimental methods, design, and analysis using ANOVA and variants. Subsequently, survey design and analysis including regression, moderation, mediation, factor analysis, and structural equation modelling will be covered. Secondary data analysis using discriminant analysis, logistic regression, Bayesian network, clustering, and basic text processing will also be discussed. The course will conclude with discussion on review and critiquing of quantitative research.

top

 IS6003 Contemporary Theories for IS Research

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-3-5
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
The main objective of this course is to familiarize graduate students with the main theories in IS and to prepare them to develop new theories in their research. In particular, this course gives students an overview of the IS domain and reference disciplines and the theories in the life cycle of IT in organizations (IT creation, IS development, management of IT function). Subsequently, it covers individual, team, organizational, and societal adoption and outcomes of IT. Last, it discusses theoretical perspectives from a few sample IS areas (e.g., knowledge management, electronic commerce). Specific topics to be covered include: disciplinary overview, theories/frameworks/constructs, IT creation and HCI theories, IS development (SAD, project management, CASE), IT alignment, outsourcing, IT personnel management, organizational and individual adoption of new technologies, communication and group work, organizational IT value and social impact (electronic government), IT change management, service science, and sample areas (e.g., KM and ecommerce).

top

 IS6004 Econometrics for IS Research

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-0-3-5
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Ever since the beginning of research into information systems, economics has been recognized as one of the most important reference disciplines. Economics has made useful contributions to the understanding of information systems research and applications. Some examples include the theory of information, decision analysis, game theory, and econometric methodologies. The objective of this course is to equip graduate students with econometrics research methodologies pertaining to the analysis of IT/IS, and to help students understand emerging IS-economics and econometric issues.

top

 IS6005 Seminars in Information Systems I

Modular Credits: 2
Workload: 3-0-0-0-1 
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module will consist of a series of research seminars on current and ongoing research in the information systems area. These seminars can be given by graduate students, faculty members and visitors. Through active discussions at the seminars, students will become familiar with current research topics as well as other research issues, such as methodologies and methods. Students will also acquire research presentation and discussion skills. Students must attend and participate to pass the module.

top

 IS6100 Information Systems Research

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-2-5 
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
The course is designed to equip research candidates with the knowledge and expertise to conduct high quality research in Information Systems. Through lectures, seminars, and project work, students will develop both conceptual and methodological skills that are critical to performing excellent IS research. Major topics covered include planning and measurement issues, qualitative approaches such as case study, ethnography, action research, and quantitative approaches such as survey, experiment, and experimental economics. Students are expected to submit a term paper at the end of the course.

top

 IS6101 Topics in Information Systems I

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-2-5 
Prerequisite(s): Variable, depending on the choice of topics or departmental approval.
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Topics will be of an advanced information systems nature and will be selected by the Department.

top

 IS6102 Topics in Information Systems II

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-2-5 
Prerequisite(s): Variable, depending on the choice of topics or departmental approval.
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Topics will be of an advanced information systems nature and will be selected by the Department.

top

 IS6103 Design Science Research in Information Systems

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 3-0-0-2-5
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
The information systems field has been energised by a flurry of recent activity that centres on the use of design research as an important research paradigm. This has been widely adopted in the IS (Information Systems) community as Design Science Research (DSR). In this research oriented class, we will introduce students to the DSR area, including its foundation, techniques and exemplars. Various techniques and methods will be discussed and debated.

top

 IS6201 Seminars in Information Systems II

Modular Credits: 2
Workload: 3-0-0-0-1 
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module will consist of a series of research seminars on current and ongoing research in the information systems area. These seminars can be given by graduate students, faculty members and visitors. Through active discussions at the seminars, students will become familiar with current research topics as well as other research issues, such as methodologies and methods. Students will also acquire research presentation and discussion skills. Students must attend and participate to pass the module.

topIS6202 Seminars in Information Systems III

Modular Credits: 2
Workload: 3-0-0-0-1 
Prerequisite(s): Nil
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
This module will consist of a series of research seminars on current and ongoing research in the information systems area. These seminars can be given by graduate students, faculty members and visitors. Through active discussions at the seminars, students will become familiar with current research topics as well as other research issues, such as methodologies and methods. Students will also acquire research presentation and discussion skills. Students must attend and participate to pass the module.

top