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Module Code - Title:

PT3071 - INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND DECISION SUPPORT

Year Last Offered:

2020/1

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

1

Lab

0

Tutorial

0

Other

0

Private

0

Credits

6

Grading Type:

Prerequisite Modules:

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

At the end of the module, students will have an introduction to: The role of information systems within supply chains Basic Programming Concepts Relational database management systems The software development process Software specification to support the software development process

Syllabus:

Role of Information Systems in Supply Chain, Descriptions of elements of integrated Supply Chain Information Infrastructure, Case studies to show the strategic importance of information systems in supply chain, Introduction to Programming, Introduction to a programming tool and IDE, Breakdown and demonstration of a sample program, Structure of a software program, Programming: Basic Programming Blocks, Introduction to basic blocks, variables, sub programs, Introduction to Programming Interface Concepts, Understanding of basic concepts in graphical user interface development, Introduction to Database Systems, Description of a database, Description of components of a database system, Introduce database models, Relational Database Model, Phases of database design, Introduce Entity-Relationship Model, Relational Database Concepts, Querying databases, Introduction to Access, Introduction to Software Development, Software Characteristics, Process of Software Development, Introduction to Software Specification Concepts, Describe the role of software specification, Overview of software specification methods, Introduction to a software specification method, Process of Software Development, Basic Concepts Unified Modelling Language (UML)

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

The role of information systems within supply chains Basic Programming Concepts Relational database management systems The software development process Software specification to support the software development process

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

Ability to distinguish the elements and understand the importance of supply chain information systems Knowledge of the software development process and the basic concepts of programming. Understand the presentation tier and graphical user interfaces, underlying business logic and basic concepts of database systems The ability to understand develop software specification documents and basic UML models

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

N/A

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

N/A

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

N/A

Prime Texts:

Wang J, (2009) Innovations in Supply Chain Management for Information Systems: Novel Approaches (Advances in Information Systems and Supply Chain Management) , Business Science Reference
Rautenstrauch, C., Seelmann-Eggebert, R., and Turowski, K. (2002) Moving into Mass Customization: Information Systems and Management Principles , Springer
Dwivedi A and Butcher T (2008) Supply Chain Management and Knowledge Management: Integrating Critical Perspectives in Theory and Practice , Palgrave Macmillan

Other Relevant Texts:

Leidner D and Kayworth T (2008) Global Information Systems: The Implications of Culture for IS Managment , Butterworth-Heinemann
Coope, S., Cowley, J. and Willis, N. (2002) Computer Systems, Architecture, Networks and Communications , MaidenheadBerkshire: McGraw- Hill

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Module Leader:

James.Byrne@ul.ie