INFOSYS 110 : Digital Systems

Business and Economics

2024 Summer School (1240) (15 POINTS)

Course Prescription

Explores how information systems and analytical tools help organisations to innovate, optimise and deliver value. Examines how the development and implementation of systems and technologies coordinate and manage information, people, and processes within data governance and privacy frameworks.

Course Overview

This course is a core course in the BCom and BProp degrees that you will take in your first year. It gives you an introduction about how businesses organisations thrive in a ‘Digital First’ world. It also equips you with basic technical skills in using digital technologies and tools that will be useful for your professional career and as you progress in your study programme.

Digital Systems are an integral part of business and society. You will, in this course, examine how businesses and society are impacted due to the rise of digital systems, what those systems are, and how such systems can be used to promote productivity and competitiveness. Also, how you may design and manage businesses in such an environment.

As part of our reliance on digital systems, you will explore issues such as privacy and other legal principles related to Digital Systems, including Databases, Transaction Processing and Decision Support Systems, Enterprise and Collaborative systems, Business Analytics and Data Visualisation, and technologies that are likely to influence the future. This will be facilitated through the use of basic practical digital technologies and tools.

Course Requirements

No pre-requisites or restrictions

Capabilities Developed in this Course

Capability 2: Sustainability
Capability 3: Knowledge and Practice
Capability 4: Critical Thinking
Capability 5: Solution Seeking
Capability 6: Communication
Capability 7: Collaboration
Capability 8: Ethics and Professionalism
Graduate Profile: Bachelor of Commerce

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain the role of digital systems and business analytics in assisting organisations to innovate, optimise and deliver sustainable value. (Capability 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1 and 4.2)
  2. Analyse a business case and recommend appropriate technological and strategic solutions to common business problems. (Capability 2.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.2, 6.2, 8.1 and 8.2)
  3. Use contemporary business productivity tools to facilitate group interactions, collaborative artefact creation, and problem solving while adhering to online communication conventions. (Capability 2.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2 and 7.1)
  4. Solve basic computational and design problems using programming languages. (Capability 3.2, 4.1, 5.1 and 5.2)
  5. Contribute to a team to present media that apply the Principles of the Privacy Act to common business and social scenarios. (Capability 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.2, 6.1 and 7.1)
  6. Reflect on own learning and teamwork processes, indicating strengths and potential areas for improvement. (Capability 4.1, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1 and 8.2)


Assessment Type Percentage Classification
Exam 50% Individual Examination
Online Technical Training 20% Individual Coursework
Group Assignments 30% Group Coursework
Assessment Type Learning Outcome Addressed
1 2 3 4 5 6
Online Technical Training
Group Assignments

Workload Expectations

This course is a standard 15 point course and students are expected to spend 20 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in.

For each week in this course, you are expected to do 6 hours of pre-class preparation, a 2 hours plenary lecture session, 4 hours of computer based lab, and 8 hours of work on assignments and/or exam preparation. 

Delivery Mode

Campus Experience

Attendance is required at scheduled activities including lectures and labs to receive credit for components of the course.

Lectures will be available as recordings. Other learning activities will not be available as recordings.

The Final Examination is to be administered online, with details to be confirmed by the Examinations Office.

The activities for the course are scheduled as a standard weekly timetable.

Learning Resources

Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).

Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.

There is no prescribed textbook for this course. All readings are available via Canvas and can be accessed for free via the University Library system. 

Student Feedback

At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.

Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.

Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.

Information received about the course's contents, structure, and delivery will be considered for continuous improvement purposes for the current and future semesters.

Academic Integrity

The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed for potential plagiarism or other forms of academic misconduct, using computerised detection mechanisms.

Class Representatives

Class representatives are students tasked with representing student issues to departments, faculties, and the wider university. If you have a complaint about this course, please contact your class rep who will know how to raise it in the right channels. See your departmental noticeboard for contact details for your class reps.

Inclusive Learning

All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.

Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website

Special Circumstances

If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.

If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page

This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.

Learning Continuity

In the event of an unexpected disruption, we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and course assessment continues to meet the principles of the University’s assessment policy. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator/director, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the university website for information about how to proceed.

Student Charter and Responsibilities

The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter


Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.

In this course students may be asked to submit coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. In exceptional circumstances changes to elements of this course may be necessary at short notice. Students enrolled in this course will be informed of any such changes and the reasons for them, as soon as possible, through Canvas.

Published on 16/11/2023 04:45 p.m.