ProgrammesModule: Computer System
Course Title: Computer System
Course Code: UU-COM-1000-ZM
Programme: Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance - ZM
The main objectives ofthe course are:
Introduce students to the digital world. Follow the developments in computer hardware and software from the initial steps of generation to modern and future time.
Introduce the components of an information system, i.e., hardware, software, data, networks, facilities, personnel,services and partners.
Closely examine information system’s hardware. Specifically consider the processing unit, input and output devices, and primary and secondary storage. Examine the technology and analyze its characteristics.
Examine information systems in organizations. Explore different types of software: applications, system software.
Introduce information systems’ development. Consider the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Introduce computer programming languages and database concepts.
Introduce data communications. Focus on local area networks and consider security issues.
Explore the Internet, web resources and their use.
Address information systemssecurity, and issues relating to ethics, and crime in the computer world.
Students will be able to:
Appreciate the role of information systems and technology in our digital world.
Comprehend the developments occurring in the information technology era from itsinitiation to presenttime and the future trends.
Name and describe the components of an information system. More specifically and concerning information system’s hardware the student should be able to describe and analyze the characteristics of the processing unit, input and output devices, and primary and secondary storage.
Based on the knowledge gained above the student should be able to suggest a certain computer configuration based on specified organization or personal needs.
Understand data representation and work with different number systems.
Describe an I. S. professional and his/herrole and career opportunitiesin an organization.
Differentiate between application and systems software and subtypes.
Understand the requirementsfor developing an information system: process(e.g. SDLC), computer programming languages,
Prerequisites: UU-Bsc-IND100-ZM, UU-FNT-103-ZM
Prerequisites Categories: -
Typical Module duration: 4.0