Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica e Industrial
Teacher in charge
Virgílio António da Cruz Machado
The discipline is focused on practical subject and application. It involves essentially analysis of case studies and real-world examples in order to:
- Allow a solid and actual view of Information Systems (IS) with reference to fundamentals of Information Systems (IS), Information Technology (IT) and Management Support Systems.
- Walk through some technological concepts of IS, like databases, database management systems, telecommunications and networks, the Internet and the wireless revolution.
- Analyze several situations to allow students synthesize concepts and apply this knowledge in real-world problems and scenarios.
1. Fundamentals of Information Systems (IS), Information Technology (IT), Organizations and Management1.1 IS. Concepts, perspectives e dimensions
1.2 Major types of systems in organizations. Systems from a functional perspective
1.3 Integrating processes
1.4 Economics, organizational and behavioral impacts of IS on organizations
1.5 The impact of IT on management decision making
2. Information Technology2.1 Infrastructures and hardware platforms
2.2 Managing Data Resources
2.3 Database management systems. Database Trends
2.4 Telecommunications and Networks
2.5 Networking infrastructure. Types of Networks
2.6 The Internet
2.7 The wireless revolution. Customer relationship management, supply chain management and radio frequency identification (RFID) applications
3. Organizational and Management Support Systems for the Digital Firm3.1 Enterprise Systems (ERP)
3.2 Supply Chain Management Systems (SCM)
3.3 Customer Relationship Management Systems (CRM)
3.4 Enterprise Integration Trends
3.5 Managing Knowledge. Dimensions of knowledge. The knowledge Management value chain. Types of knowledge management systems
3.6 Decision making and Decision-Support Systems
- Laudon, Kenneth and Laudon, Jane, (2006). Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm 9th edition, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.
- O´Brien, James and Marakas, George, (2006). Management Information Systems 7th edition, Boston: Mcgraw-Hill International Edition.
- Sommerville, Ian (2004). Software Engineering. 7ªEd., Addison Wesley
In theoretical lectures the expositive method is adopted. Oral questions are frequently made for prerequisite control and knowledge evaluation.
Practical lectures are mainly focused in exercises and experimental method is adopted. Specific software and active methods are used. The students are challenged with multifaceted problems that should be solved. The results analysis, presented in a report, is discussed in class. Also, case studies are analyzed and discussed. Team work is usually used.The course is based on the recommended text book. Students have access to slides used in the classes as well as team project guidelines.
The final exam is restricted to students with marks above 9,5 (out of 20) in continuous assessment.
Continuous assessment (CA) – Classroom participation and team work (case studies analysis and discussion). Minimum: 9,5. Valid only for the current school year.
The project (ProjInd) is individual. A project report will be due on the last day of class.Lectures will be evaluated by two mid-term tests. A final exam may replace the tests. Minimum: 9,5.
Final grade (NF) is computed as:
More details in the Portuguese version.