Course Title: Business Information Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Information Systems

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019


Singapore Inst of Management


620H Business IT and Logistics


Offsh 1 07,
Offsh 1 11,
Offsh 3 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 18,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19,
Offsh3 19


RMIT University Vietnam


620H Business IT and Logistics


Viet1 2007,
Viet2 2007,
Viet3 2007,
Viet1 2008,
Viet2 2008,
Viet3 2008,
Viet1 2009,
Viet2 2009,
Viet3 2009,
Viet1 2010,
Viet2 2010,
Viet3 2010,
Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet3 2019


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Viet3 2019

Course Coordinator: Terry Sheehan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5614

Course Coordinator Email:

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)
  • BSMO Business Modelling (Level 2)
  • PRMG Project Management (Level 1)
  • DTAN 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 two hour 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 Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

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 Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and 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: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2: 20%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3

Assessment Task 3: 50%
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.