INFS3600 -
Business Information Systems in Practice

General Details

Unit Coordinator: Barney Tan

INFS3600 is the capstone core unit that serves to reinforce the skills and knowledge that BIS students have ac- quired, whilst including some new content that will enhance the practical project that you will undertake as part of the unit. The unit is almost entirely on the application of theory into a real-world consultancy BIS-related project. In the past, this may include a data governance-related or a knowledge management project, however, the theme changes every semester. As with all real projects, they are relatively open-ended in nature with many uncertainties. You will be expected to conduct lots of research to justify your project solution.

Prerequisites: 

1. Students commencing from 2018: completion of at least 120 credit points including (INFS1000 or INFO1000 or INFO1003 or INFO1903) and INFS1020


2. Pre-2018 continuing students: completion of at least 120 credit points including (INFS1000 or INFO1000 or INFO1003 or INFO1903) and INFS2001 and INFS2020

Assumed Knowledge: None

Difficulty: Difficult

Groups typically consist of 4 students, each of which has a particular role in the project (for example, solution architect, project manager). Students should make good use of the project consultation session provided at the last hour of the lecture. The lecture content is relatively easy to grasp, which is examined in the final exam. In-class exercises will aid in succeeding in the final exam.

Things to Consider Before Enrolling:

1. The unit is primarily a project-based unit, consisting of 60% of the marks. Each group should ensure that the roles are allocated to the student’s strengths. For example, students who have taken INFS2020 may be more suitable for a business analyst role; those who have taken INFS2040 may be more suitable for a project manager role.

2. There is a presentation component, which is a pitch to the company sponsoring and providing the project brief. Students should brush up on their presentation skills and ensure that they are well-rehearsed.

Textbook: None

Subject Difficulty

Assesment Breakdown

Individual Assignment (30%)
The individual assignment serves as a progressive section of your group report. This report should be contributed by all students in your group, however, it will only count towards the person who is responsible for the submission.

Group Project (30%)
The group assignment consists
of a group report and a presentation component. The group report should be polished and coherent consisted of the individual progressive reports compiled together.

Final Exam (40%)
Prepare your exam notes throughout the semester, incorporating all the weekly readings and case studies.