CS507 : Information Systems

Course Overview

Course Synopsis

This course introduces the student to the area of computer-based information system. In this course you will study system types its components, SDLC and different models of SDLC. You will also study design methods, security, virus and threats to information system. In addition to these topics you will also learn risk management and E-commerce.

Course Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Recognize the role and use of technology in business systems and operations
  • Explain the types of organizations and their structure
  • Identify and describe organizational structure and business processes within these structures.
  • Apply knowledge in the development of a suitable electronic file storage system for a business
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the process in systems design and development
  • Identify the fundamental principles of e-commerce and its application in business
  • Describe several generic business and personal applications of data communications technology
  • Implement information systems in industry.

Course Calendar

Defining Needs, Areas Covered1, 2Lecture handouts10-15
Organization & Information Requirements, Unique Attributes of Organization3, 4Lecture handouts17-23
Effect of Changes in Environment5Lecture handouts24-27
Systems vs. Procedures, Types of Systems,6, 7Lecture handouts28-32
Assignment No. 01 ( Graded)
What are Systems?8Lecture handouts33-38
Infrastructure9Lecture handouts39-42
Support Systems10Lecture handouts43-45
Data Mart11Lecture handouts47-50
CBIS from Functional View Point12Lecture handouts52-56
Organizational Structure13Lecture handouts57-64
Quiz No. 01 (Graded)
Marketing14Lecture handouts66-67
Decision Making, Phases of Decision-making15, 16Lecture handouts69-75
Assignment No. 02 (Graded)
Planning for System Development, Systems Development Life cycle17, 18Lecture handouts77-87
System Design,19Lecture handouts88-92
Incremental Model20Lecture handouts95-97
Quiz No. 02 (Graded)
Spiral Model21Lecture handouts95-101
System Analysis22Lecture handouts102-104
Mid Term Examination
Benefits of Good System Design ,Symbols used for Flow Charts, Rules for DFDs23, 24, 25,Lecture handouts110-124
Assignment No. 03(Graded)
Symbols, Object Oriented Analysis and Design26,27Lecture handouts126-133
Critical Success Factors (CSF)28Lecture handouts135-138
Security of Information System, Threat Identification, Control Adjustment29, 30, 31Lecture handouts139-148
Quiz No. 03(Graded)
Unauthorized Intrusion, Antivirus Software, Types of Controls32, 33, 34Lecture handouts149-157
Assignment No. 04 (Graded)
Audit trails and logs35Lecture handouts159-161
Risk Management, Control Analysis, Risk Management36, 37, 38Lecture handouts162-173
Graded Discussion Board(Graded)
Web Security, Factors encouraging Internet Attacks39, 40Lecture handouts174-181
E-commerce41Lecture handouts182-188
Quiz No. 04(Graded)
Supply Chain Management42Lecture handouts192-194
Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP & E-commerce43, 44Lecture handouts195-204
Importance of Ethics in IS45Lecture handouts205-210
Final Term Examination
This course calender is tentative and can be changed.
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