Unit aim

Designed to prepare the student for a career in business, this unit examines information systems technology and concepts and provides an introduction to the design and development process of business application software.

Unit content

Module 1: Conceptual foundations of accounting information systems
Topic 1: Accounting information systems and transaction processing
Topic 2: Systems documentation techniques
Topic 3: Relational databases

Module 2: Control and audit of accounting information systems
Topic 4: Computer fraud, computer fraud and abuse techniques, and control and accounting information systems
Topic 5: Accounting information systems controls for systems reliability parts 1, 2 and 3, and auditing computer-based information systems

Module 3: Accounting information systems applications
Topic 6: The revenue cycle: sales to cash collections
Topic 7: The expenditure cycle: purchasing to cash disbursements
Topic 8: The production cycle, human resources management and payroll cycle and the general ledger and reporting system

Module 4: The systems development process
Topic 9: Introduction to systems development; Systems analysis
Topic 10: Accounting information systems development strategies
Topic 11: Systems design, implementation and operation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Romney, MB & Steinbart, PJ, 2015, Accounting Information Systems, 13th edn, Pearson Education Limited, Essex, England. ISBN: 978-1-292-06052-1.

Session 3

  • Romney, MB & Steinbart, PJ, 2015, Accounting Information Systems, 13th edn, Pearson Education Inc, Essex, England. ISBN: 978-1-292-06052-1.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (Weekly for 10 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay30%
Exam: closed book50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (Weekly for 10 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay30%
Exam: closed book50%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture on-site TBA (TBA)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay30%
Exam: closed book50%

Online

Teaching method
Structured online learning As required (As required)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay30%
Exam: closed book50%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Lecture on-site TBA (TBA)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay30%
Exam: closed book50%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture on-site TBA (TBA)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay30%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

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