The objective of this curricular unit is to develop skills in the design and configuration of information systems in the industrial and service context. It is intended to teach the characterization of the main types of computer applications in a company as well as their parameterization in simple situations. In terms of applications, this UC will have a greater focus on ERPs and Content Managernt Systems for the Internet. In order to implement information systems, methods and tools will be taught to model organizational processes, database modeling and simple database information search.
Students should also develop teamwork skills for understanding, formulating information systems solutions in real context, as well as developing oral and written communication skills to describe the solutions and justification of the options taken.
António Carlos Bárbara Grilo
Weekly - 4
Total - 86
To attend this course students do not need any specific competence.
Management Information Systems (15th Edition)", by Kenneth C. Laudon and Carol Guercio Traver, Prentice Hall, ISBN-13: 978-0134639710
Relevant papers about the various topics of the programme.
The teaching method is based on the following principles:
Theoretical classes (2h / week): Oral presentation by the teacher; Debate with students; Practical study case resolution;
Practical Class (2h / week): Practical and practical exercises of tools; Realization of group work; Presentation and discussion of the works.
The final evaluation will be based on the performance during the semester:
- 3 Group Assignments (TG1, TG2, TG3) which consists of the development of assignments to be carried out according to the challenges posed by the teacher. The first work is related to the parameterization of an ERP. In the second assignment students will develop a Web Portal to support a digital business. The third work aims to model the processes, information and data for the development of a database. The groups will have a maximum of 5 students.
Each work consists of 3 elements:
Oral Presentation (35%),
Multimedia Presentation (15%),
Written Report (50%).
- 1 Final Test (T1), at the end of the semester.
The final grade of SII will be composed as follows:
Final grade = 0.15 * T1 + 0.20 * TG1 + 0.30 * TG2 + 0.35 * TG3
Approval occurs if the Final Mark is equal to or greater than 9.5 points.
Part 1 – Information Systems Characterization
How the world is changing and the enabler role of Information Systems
Definition of Information Systems
The Impact of IS on the Organization
Information Systems Typologies
Information Systems Architectures
Part 2 – The Internet
e-business and e-commerce
New Digital Business Models
Part 3 – Information and Data Modeling
Business Process Modeling Notation(BPMN)
Unified Modeling Language
Tables and Databases modeling
Access Database set-up
Programs where the course is taught: