Saint-Louis University - Bruxelles

ECGE1133 - Computer science I


Credits : 4

Lecturer :
Mode of delivery :
Face-to-face , second term, 30 hours of theory.

Timetable :
Second term
Friday from 13:30 to 15:30 at Ommegang Om10

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Learning outcomes :
Computers dominate our professional and private life. The main objective of this course is to improve the student's computer literacy and understanding of informatics by giving a generic introduction to the world of informatics. The course discusses the threats and risks of a world dominated by informatics and an introduction to the principles and theories behind todays technologies and those of the future.

The course mainly focusses on computer literacy and the relevance of informatics in life in general (i.e. private and professional). The course should give a global overview of information and communication technologies. This overview covers legacy technologies that are still in use, such as main frames, today's technologies like service oriented architecture, and the technologies of the future, such as the semantic web. The application domains and working principles of these technologies are also explained. Special attention will be addressed to the impact of informatics to the management and security.

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Course contents :
I. Organizations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise
1. Information Systems in Global Business Today
2. Global E-business and Collaboration
3. Information Systems, Organizations, and Strategy
4. Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems
II. Information Technology Infrastructure
5. IT Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies
6. Foundations of Business Intelligence: Databases and Information Management
7. Telecommunications, the Internet, and Wireless Technology
8. Securing Information Systems
III. Key System Applications for the Digital Age
9. Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications
10. E-commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods
11. Managing Knowledge
12. Enhancing Decision Making
13. Building Information Systems
14. Managing Projects
15. Managing Global Systems

Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Independent study of the course book (equivalent to 30h of in classes)
Online self-evaluation tests on MoodleUSL-B

Assessment methods and criteria :
Written closed-book exam of 1 hour.

Recommended or required reading :
Management des systèmes d'information (15e édition) : Laudon & Laudon (666 pages)
ISBN : 978-2-326-00001-8

Other information :
There will be weekly office hours (2 hours per week) to answer student questions.