Course Title: Computerised Accounting Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Computerised Accounting Systems

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ISYS2044

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012

Course Coordinator: Judy Tolson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5969

Course Coordinator Email:judy.tolson@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None

Students are assumed to possess basic accounting skills.


Course Description

All businesses use accounting information systems:.The course is designed to help participants develop an appreciation of the role of computerised accounting software in a business environment from the perspective of end users and to understand the concepts of the integrated structure of a computerised accounting system when processing accounting transactions. You will develop practical skills in using a computerised accounting system and apply these skills to develop an appreciation and expertise in the use of other accounting software. You will also develop the capacity to apply the above skills to practical accounting problems and procedures and gain an understanding of topical issues and the role of external parties such as government, accounting professional bodies and software designers in relation to accounting and information technology.

If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onward your class will be held in a device-equipped teaching space. Each student group will have access to a laptop. It is however recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus both in and outside class times.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the conclusion of this course, you will have:
(a) Developed an understanding of the role of computerised accounting software in the business environment to a high level.
(b) Related this understanding to practice by applying the concepts of the integrated structure of computerised accounting software in solving business problems and developing competence and expertise, to an advanced level, using different accounting software packages, in maintaining data and providing user information. You will develop your ability to compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of different accounting software packages and your ability to discuss and communicate effectively matters associated with the influence of topical issues and third parties in relation to accounting and information technology.


At the conclusion of this course, you will have:
Competence and expertise, to an advanced level, using different accounting software packages, in maintaining data and providing user information.
The ability to compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of different accounting software packages.
The ability to discuss and communicate effectively matters associated with the influence of topical issues and third parties in relation to accounting and information technology.


Overview of Learning Activities

In order to develop the stated course capabilities, you are expected to actively participate in the following learning activities:
- Regular attendance and active participation in scheduled lectures and workshops.
- Reading of course notes and other assigned reading materials.
- Satisfactory completion of assessment tasks.

While a minimum attendance standard is not compulsory in this course, satisfactory completion of the program is required. Most students will find that regular class attendance is needed to achieve the necessary standard to pass this course.


Overview of Learning Resources

Course materials are available online or as class hand outs. Information regarding access will be given in the first class.
Students are advised to purchase the prescribed texts. RMIT university will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course may include a set of assignments and class test.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to the RMIT university assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document Assessment Policies and Procedures manual. An 1.2.4 Assessment Charter section of this document summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.