INF-20806 Applied Information Technology

Course

Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Lecture22
Tutorial10
Practical20
Group work6
Independent study
Course coordinator(s)ir. MA Zijp
Lecturer(s)dr. SA Osinga
dr.ir. A Kassahun
Examiner(s)dr. SA Osinga
dr.ir. A Kassahun

Language of instruction:

Dutch

Assumed knowledge on:

MST-24306 and basic PC and Windows skills.

Contents:

Information and communication systems nowadays play a vital role in our society. The course elaborates on designing and managing these information systems, a major challenge for the managers of an organization.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
a) define and describe a new business model that relies on the application of one or more of the following:
- web concepts;
- search method;
- data acquisition methods;
- design requirements for user interfaces.
b) in the context of such a business model:
- interpret, adjust and adapt simple UML data and process models;
- realize simple web-based functionality with information and communication technology;
- take balanced management decisions based on concepts of web technology and information system architecture;
- distinguish functionality, realisation and implementation of information systems;
- describe risks of unprofessional use of web technology and define the role of middle managers with respect to risk prevention;
- discuss the most relevant considerations with respect to make-or-buy decisions and outsourcing decisions.

Activities:

- lectures;
- case work in groups;
- computer lab.

Examination:

- casework report;
- casework oral defence;
- practicals;
- written closed book exam.
Each minimal 5.5 and each contribute 25% to final grade.

Literature:

See http://www.wageningenur.nl/inf

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Compulsory for: BBCManagement and Consumer StudiesBSc6MO