ICT Systems Integration and Management

The details
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 5
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
29 April 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC GH56 Information and Communication Technology,
BSC GH5P Information and Communication Technology (Including Year Abroad),
BSC I102 Information and Communication Technology (Including Placement Year)

Module description

This module shows how ICT systems support an organisation. It includes lifecycle and process issues in the context of information systems. Students will compare and contrast different technologies and techniques to assess the quality of systems.

Module aims

The aims of this module are to introduce students to how ICT systems can be managed, and how business applications can be integrated. The taught theory will be complimented by 'guest' lecturers from industry who will set the theory into a real life context.

Module learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

1. Show how ICT systems can support an organisation.
2. Discuss lifecycle and software process issues in the context of particular information systems.
3. Compare and contrast different methods and techniques used to assure the quality of systems.
4. Create visual representations of business processes.

Module information

Outline Syllabus

•Information Systems and Information Workflow
•Business Information Systems
•Acquiring and developing Business Information Systems
•Project management, estimation and control
•Business Information Systems design and analysis strategies
•Change management
•System security
•Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

Guest lectures on topics such as management of information systems, technical provision of complex services and business workflows.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures and Labs


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Assignment Work Flow 13/03/2020 100%
Exam 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
40% 60%


Coursework Exam
40% 60%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Louis Clift
CSEE School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770



External examiner

Dr Jeremy Ian Hiller Gow
Goldsmiths College
Available via Moodle
Of 40 hours, 20 (50%) hours available to students:
20 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


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