Course Title: Business Computing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Computing

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education


Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020


Universitas Pelita Harapan


650T Vocational Business Education


Offsh1 14

Course Coordinator: Maroun Chamoun

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1612

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: City Campus Building 80 Level 5

Course Coordinator Availability: By email or by appointment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course develops your abilities to use business analysis tools and models built in a range of technologies, to enhance your problem understanding, decision quality and innovative design of usable systems. You will collaborate with your peers using mobile social networking technologies to model business problems, visualise information and effectively communicate business recommendations. Business solutions generated to solve case studies depicting global information systems issues will adhere to professional and ethical standards.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Use business analysis tools and models built in standard desktop applications to enhance problem understanding, design of usable systems and decision quality

    - REQM Requirements Definition and Management (Level 2)
    - DESN Systems Design (Level 1)
    - BUAN Business Analysis (Level 1)
    - MO Business Modelling (Level 2)
    - MG Project Management (Level 1)
    - AN Data Analysis (Level 2)
  2. Apply a range of technologies and data visualisation techniques to effectively communicate business recommendations to intended audiences
    - PRMG Project Management (Level 1)
    - BSMO Business Modelling (Level 2)
    - GOVN IT (Level 1)
  3. Critically analyse global information systems issues with a view to designing solutions that adhere to professional and ethical standards
    - GOVN IT (Level 1)

Overview of Learning Activities

The course is delivered interactively in one hour lectures and three hours workshops each week.
The mode of delivery requires that you revise lecture material each week and prepare for workshop activities. Short activities at the commencement of each workshop will provide you with feedback on how your learning is progressing.

The Workshop Resources are divided into 3 components -

  1. Preparatory Learning Activities (PLA) are completed at home/before class
  2. Workshop Learning Activities (WLA) are in-class facilitated activities
  3. Consolidated Learning Activities (CLA) are supplementary resources that reinforce your understanding of the material covered. Sometimes the CLA may incorporate extension activities. CLAs have few instructions especially when they are reinforcing activities already completed.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.
Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarian are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 35%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2: 35%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3

Assessment Task 3: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

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