2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Not offered in 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour lab per week
Online independent and collaborative learning including 3 scheduled online workshops of 3 hours duration.
This unit provides students with the opportunity to learn about systems and software used by accounting practitioners and organisations. Students learn about the role of the accountant in implementing systems and controls in organisations, transaction processes and develop the ability to critically evaluate accounting information systems and controls. Students will also consider the role of data analytics from an accountant’s perspective.
Students also have hands-on experience with relevant software to undertake fundamental business projects such as setting up the accounts for a new business.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Critically evaluate the role of Accounting information systems (AIS), business processes in organisations.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinking
Apply AIS concepts including documentation techniques in the context of an accounting package and/or relational database construct.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO5: Problem solving
Critically evaluate cases of systems success or failure within the context of the systems development lifecycle, IT project governance in systems development and management.
Evaluate the impact of emerging technologies and techniques on AIS and the role of accountants.
Evaluate systems of internal controls to appropriate manage to computer security, fraud, audit issues, and other risks.
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the available marks in the examination
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MAA204 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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