Short Title:Information Technology
Full Title:Information Technology
Module Code:INFO H3003
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Management and administration
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Author:Nina Norris
Module Description:The aims of this module are: To provide students with an understanding of Information Technology in business; To bring students to a practical level of competency in business related IT tools, including spreadsheet design and their applications; To provide students with the skills to evaluate the role of Information Technology within a modern business setting and to understand the effect(s) IT has on people within an organisation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Recognise the role of IT within the context of BusinessInformation Systems.
LO2 Describe the different types of software used in Business Information Systems.
LO3 Identify and examine the issues involved in the selection of hardware and software technologies.
LO4 Understand the requirement for Metrics, Disaster Recovery and Business Continutity within organisations.
LO5 Design and apply spreadsheet technologies for business applications.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Continuous assessment will take the form of three MS Excel computer assignments (5% in total). There is also one in-class laboratory test of 15%. 5 20.00 Week 11
Continuous Assessment Prepare a 1,500 work report, on a chosen topic covered in course. Prepare a 4 minute MP3 recording summarising the report and present to class using MS Powerpoint presentation. 1,2,3,4 20.00 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

This module has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer/Lab Lab every third week, otherwise lecture 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Study and assignments 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Haag S., Cummins et al 2011, Management Information Systems for the information Age, 9th Edition Ed., Mc Graw Hill
Recommended Book Resources
  • Alter, S 2011, Principles of Information Systems, 10th Edition Ed., Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Laudon, K., & Laudon J 2011, Management Information Systems, 12th Edition Ed., Pearson Education Harlow
  • Bocij, Chaffey, Greasley & Hickey 2009, Business Information Systems, Technology, Development & Management for the e-business, 4th Edition Ed., Prentice Hall
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_BTECH_D Bachelor of Science in the Management of Innovation and Technology 5 Elective