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Course Outlines

TMGT 7123 Technology Information Systems

School School of Transportation
Program Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management
Course Credits 1
Minimum Passing Grade 50%
Start Date March 03, 2021
End Date March 31, 2021
Total Hours 15
Total Weeks 5
Hours/Weeks 3
Delivery Type Other
CRN 40628

Acknowledgement of Territories

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam).

Instructor Details

Name Megan Alford
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Course Description

​This course will provide the candidate with the knowledge to understand how Information Technology [IT] is used in technology-based organizations. It will cover all aspects of systems architectures and systems life cycles, including how to evaluate, justify and acquire new IT. It will review how data are collected and turned into information by all parts of the organization with an emphasis on how that information can be used in problem solving. The business issues arising from the introduction and use of Information Technology will be discussed, including those associated with investment, training and support. TMGT 7123 is a REQUIRED course for TMGT 7151, TMGT 7152, TMGT 7153, TMGT 7154, TMGT 7155 and TMGT 7156.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion, the candidate will be able to:

  • apply an adequate technology information system vocabulary through participation in class presentations and case study analysis.
  • demonstrate an adequate knowledge of information system design, evaluation and acquisition by performing team assessments and participating in group discussions of these processes.
  • describe specific functional applications in regard to how IT supports various business functions including accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, production and operations management.
  • interpret reports at all levels based on the uses of and relationships between Manufacturing, Human Resources and Technology Information Systems, and synthesize these into making actionable decisions for a business.
  • analyze complexity and diversity of the accounting department's data gathering process and apply this information for generating more effective solutions for problems.
  • demonstrate the ability to plan for new IT solutions based on the above concepts and through the analysis of practical examples and case studies.

Learning Resources

All course material is available on The Learning Hub (formerly D2L) for downloading.

Instructions for course readings will be released at the discretion of your instructor via email or on The Learning Hub.

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria % Comments

Assignment 1: Case Study Analysis

15

a. Minimum course mark required for pass is 50%.

Assignment 2: Questions on Course Material

20b. Minimum expected GPA for TMGT student is 65%.

Assignment 3: Individual Report

40
Assignment 4: Participation25
TOTAL100

Participation in online discussions will be used as the graded student participation component of this course. The grade will be determined from the number of posts, usefulness and technical accuracy of discussion postings. Students must participate in the discussion topics and post their comments prior to the closing date/time provided with each discussion topic to obtain a grade.

Course Schedule and Assignments

Assignment due dates will be determined by the instructor and communicated in class.

BCIT Policy

Any student who needs special assistance in the event of a medical emergency or building evacuation (either because of a disability or for any other reason) should promptly inform their course instructor(s) and Accessibility Services of their personal circumstances.

Human Rights, Harassment and Discrimination:
The BCIT community is made up of individuals from every ability, background, experience and identity, each contributing uniquely to the richness and diversity of the BCIT community as a whole. In recognition of this, and the intrinsic value of our diversity, BCIT seeks to foster a climate of collaboration, understanding and mutual respect between all members of the community and ensure an inclusive accessible working and learning environment where everyone can succeed.

Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion is a supportive resource for both students and employees of BCIT, to foster a respectful learning and working environment. Any student who feels that they are experiencing discrimination or harassment (personal or human rights-related) can confidentially access this resource for advice and support. Please see Policy 7507 – Harassment and Discrimination and accompanying procedure.

Students should make themselves aware of additional Education, Administration, Safety and other BCIT policies listed at https://www.bcit.ca/about/administration/policies.shtml

Guidelines for School of Transportation

Attempts:
Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three (3) attempts at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts will not be eligible to graduate from their respective program.

Approved

I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
Megan Alford, Instructor
October 08, 2020

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed.
Terry Yau, Program Head
October 16, 2020

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
Sanja Boskovic, Associate Dean
October 19, 2020

Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.