Information Systems

Professors George Vassilacopoulos
Dimosthenis Kyriazis
Konstantinos Moutselos
Course category Core
Course ID DS-512
Credits 5
Lecture hours 3 hours
Lab hours 2 hours
Digital resources View on Evdoxos (Open e-Class)

Learning Outcomes

This course analyses the five main components of an Information System, the different types of IS and issues associated with the implementation and application of IS. With the completion of the course, the student will be in position:

  • to understand and become familiar with the key concepts and principles of information systems, addressing both architectural and implementation aspects.
  • to know the main characteristics of the programming languages used to implement information systems, as well as the key principles for the interconnection of different application components of an information system.
  • to be able to implement code artefacts that realize information systems.

Course Contents

  • Information system.
  • Hardware component, software component, data component, processes component, human actor component.
  • Information system lifecycles, types of ISs.
  • Critical path analysis, business process analysis, IDEF0, IDEF3, DFD.
  • Business process reengineering, business process improvement, factors influencing IS implementation.
  • The impact of information systems on organisation, practical examples of IS, case studies, IS implementation.

Moreover, the EVDOXOS system is utilized to provide additional useful information to the students as well as exercises that respond to the corresponding thematic topics / sessions covered by the course.

Recommended Readings

  • Stair R. & Reynolds G. (2007): Fundamentals of Information Systems, 4th Edition, Thomson Publications.
  • O’Brien J. (2005): Introduction to Information Systems, McGraw Hill.