INFS1602 Digital Transformation in Business - 2018

INFS1602
Undergraduate
Semester 1
6 Units of Credit
On Campus
Info Systems & Tech Mgmt

1. Course Details

Summary of Course

INFS1602 is a foundational course that introduces students to the application of Information Systems (IS) in business and society. It aims to give students an appreciation of how contemporary and emerging technologies affect the:

  • Operation and management of businesses,
  • Relationships that businesses have with external entities (e.g., customers, suppliers and regulators), and
  • Products and services that businesses can offer

Teaching Times and Locations

Please note that teaching times and locations are subject to change. Students are strongly advised to refer to the Class Timetable website for the most up-to-date teaching times and locations.

View course timetable

Course Policies & Support

Course Aims and Relationship to Other Courses

​The course aims to further student development as scholars and future business professionals by refining their communication and group-work skills, improving their time management, and assisting them in developing their research skills.

If you are studying Information Systems (IS), then INFS1602 is the introduction to the area and is a prerequisite for most Stage 2 & 3 IS courses. The material covered in this course will be built upon in more advanced IS courses.

If you are studying accounting, finance, marketing or any other business course, INFS1602 will not only introduce you to the crucial role of technology in modern-day businesses, but it will also improve your overall understanding of how businesses work in general. The course will explore the key systems that are in use by accountants, financial managers and marketing professionals on a daily basis. Because INFS1602 does not assume any prior experience with technology, you will find that it fits easily with your background and degree programme. If you intend to become an accountant, then INFS1602 is an important course to enrol for because it is one of the prerequisites for becoming a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA). By taking INFS1602, you also open up the possibility of doing more advanced business-oriented IS courses such as Enterprise Systems, Business Analysis, Business Process Management and IS Security.

If you are studying software engineering or computer science, then INFS1602 will give you a better comprehension of the business context in which your software and technology will be deployed. This in turn bolsters your capacity to build and deliver quality systems that organisations want and need.

2. Staff Contact Details

Position Title Name Email Location Phone Consultation Times
Lecturer-in-charge    Chona RyanRoom Quad 2107A, Quadrangle building – Ref E15
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9.30am-11am

3. Learning and Teaching Activities

Approach to Learning and Teaching in the Course

​The field of Information Systems is exciting, innovative and dynamic. New technologies and novel ways of doing things are emerging all of the time. Nothing stays the same for very long! Such a fast-moving environment means that not only do we need to learn about information systems today, but that we need to learn how to continue learning about information systems in the future in order to effectively utilise these systems for developing innovative business practices. This course aims to equip you with necessary understanding of IS fundamentals, as they stand, and to also equip you with critical thinking tools and techniques that will allow you to understand IS in the future.

Information systems are complex entities that form an integral part of every business and our society. Information systems are difficult to study in the abstract and are best understood through the real-world examples and case studies, from which we then look for theory to explain their behaviour. Our course takes this approach – lots of cases and examples from which we distil our understanding of what IS are, how they are (and should be) used, and how they are best acquired.

We will cover a lot of material in INFS1602, so it is vital that you study from Week 1. Essentially, this means that you should read the set chapters in the textbook and prepare for your workshops. The course team will facilitate your learning by providing the guidance as to what you need to study, and working with you on problems you may encounter. It is, however, your responsibility to make a concerted and timely effort to study. If you make this effort you will find the material interesting, the course worthwhile and the interaction with your fellow students stimulating. You should also do well.

Learning Activities and Teaching Strategies

The course involves four key components - Lectures, Weekly MyLab MIS Homework & Quizzes, Workshops, and your Private study.

Lectures (2 hrs, 5 scheduled sessions)

There are 5 (face to face) lecture sessions this semester. Each lecture will focus on the highlights of a range of topics (see lecture schedule for further details).

The lecture will help you understand the organizational and societal context in which IS are built and utilized, and will provide guidance on how to use workshops, laboratories and private study to improve your understanding.

It is important to note that each lecture is designed to deliver an overview on a range of chapters so it is important that you attend the lectures.

A lecture slide pack will be supplied to you 24 hours before the scheduled lecture via the course site on Moodle. This is a 'skeleton' pack only. You need to take notes during the lecture to supplement the slides.

Weekly ONLINE MyLab MIS

Weekly MyLab MIS homework and quizzes are designed to help you successfully achieve the learning objectives set for the topic module. This is an individual component and include a mix of online activities: online videos, practice quizzes, simulations or problem solving exercises.  There are 9 MyLab MIS modules to complete during the semester. You are required to complete the MyLab MIS module assigned for the week before you attend your workshops the following week.  For example, you will need to have completed all MyLab MIS Module 4 assigned on Week 5 before you attend your Week 6 workshop.  

Workshops

Workshops help build your understanding of each course topic through the application of what you have learnt in the lecture to case studies and real-life scenarios. They also give you the opportunity to discuss your work with your colleagues, and can offer an indication of your own progress. Further information on workshop preparation and participation is provided in section 4, and will be discussed in your first workshop.

Private Study

Your private study is the MOST IMPORTANT component of this course. The textbook contains Review Questions to help you. The questions are designed to test your understanding of the topic at hand and include application questions and discussion questions of varying difficulty. The course site on Moodle will provide you with access to recent news articles and videos on current IS issues. The readings, MyLab MIS exercises, self-assessment exercises and your own topic summaries form the basis of an excellent private study regime. Keeping up-to-date is very important. It is advised that you spend at least 10 hours per week of private study for this course.

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS). PASS are free, weekly, out-of-class study sessions available to all students enrolled in INFS1602. They are facilitated by a leader (or leaders), who is (are) student(s) who have previously enrolled for and successfully completed the course. PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) study groups offer you the chance to:

" Learn in a supportive environment from your peers

" Meet other students and friends

" Reinforce what you learn in lectures and workshops

" Practice problems with experienced leaders

" Learn how to study effectively

" Feel free to ask any questions

PASS sessions begin in week 3. There is no need to register. It is recommended that you attend the same group regularly but there is no obligation. You can even attend more than one PASS group a week if you like. You can also choose to attend some weeks but not others.

Timetable of PASS will be found on Moodle.

5. Course Resources

The prescribed textbook for the course is: Experiencing MIS, Seventh Edition Global Edition, 2017 by Kroenke, David and Boyle, Randall Pearson Australia Custom Publication [ISBN: 978013431906].

This textbook is necessary to help you to prepare for Lectures, MyLab MIS, workshops and Midsession Quiz. It will also be needed to help you prepare for the final examination. The textbook can be purchased from the university bookshop. It is also available as an eBook.

The textbook can be purchased from the university bookshop. It is also available as an eText at - Pearson 

Should you decide to purchase the eText, please ensure you choose the e-Text only option as the MyLab MIS access for S1 2018 is pre-arranged for you.

6. Course Evaluation & Development

​Your feedback at the end of this course is a valuable tool to help us assess our current course design and plan for further improvements in the future. UNSW’s myExperience survey is an important way in which student evaluative feedback is gathered systematically from all courses. We will also add more specific forms of evaluation, including informal feedback, at the end of semester. Given our approach to teaching and learning and the role of students in these processes, we view students’ evaluation as an integral part of teaching and learning. As a consequence of student feedback from previous years, we have significantly revised the delivery of lectures, workshops, as well as the course assessments. We believe that these changes will lead to an enhanced learning experience for Semester 1 2018, and we look forward to receiving your feedback on the changes.

7. Course Schedule

Week 1: 26 Feb
Activity

Lecture# 1

Topic

Lecture #1

1. Course Outline & Policies

2. PART 1: Why MIS?

  • The Importance of MIS

Assessment/Other

TBC

Activity

MyLab MIS

Topic

Module 1 - Chapters 1 & 2

  • The Importance of MIS
  • Business Processes,
  • Information Systems and Information

Assessment/Other

TBC

Activity

Workshop

Topic

No Workshop for Week 1

Week 2: 05 Mar
Activity

ONLINE MyLab MIS

Topic

Module 1 - Chapters 1 & 2

  • The Importance of MIS
  • Business Processes
  • Information Systems and Information

 

Assessment/Other

TBC

Activity

Workshop (Face to Face)

Topic

Module 1 - Chapters 1 & 2

  • The Importance of MIS Business Processes,
  • Information Systems and Information
  • Ethics

Assessment/Other

TBC

Activity

Lecture #2

Topic

PART 1: Why MIS? (continued)

  • Business processes, Information Systems and Information
  • Organisational Strategy, Information Systems & Competitive Advantage

Week 3: 12 Mar
Activity

ONLINE MyLab MIS

Topic

Module 2 - Chapter 3

Organisational Strategy, Information Systems and Competitive Advantage

 

Assessment/Other

TBC

Activity

Workshop (Face to Face)

Topic

Module 1 - Chapters 1 & 2

  • The Importance of MIS Business Processes,
  • Information Systems and Information
  • Ethics

 

Module 2 - Chapter 3

  • Organizatinal Strategy, Information Systems and Competitive Advantage
  • Ethics

Assessment/Other

TBC

Week 4: 19 Mar
Activity

Lecture # 3

Topic

Lecture #3

PART 2: Information Technology

  • Hardware & Software
  • Database Processing
  • The Cloud
  • Mobile Systems

Assessment/Other

TBC

Activity

ONLINE MyLab MIS

Topic

Module 3 - Chapter 4 & 5

  • Hardware and Software
  • Database Processing

 

Assessment/Other

TBC

Activity

Workshop (Face to Face)

Topic

Module 2 - Chapter 3

  • Organisational Strategy,
  • Information Systems and Competitive Advantage

 

Assessment/Other

TBC

Week 5: 26 Mar
Activity

ONLINE MyLab MIS

Topic

Module 4 - Chapter 6 & CE 3

  • The Cloud
  • Mobile Systems

Assessment/Other

TBC

Activity

Workshop (Face to Face)

Topic

Module 3 - Chapter 4 and 5

  • Hardware and Software
  • Database Processing
  • Ethics

Assessment/Other

TBC

Mid Semester Break: 02 Apr
Topic

NA

Assessment/Other

NA

Week 6: 09 Apr
Activity

ONLINE MyLab MIS

Topic

Module 5 - Chapter 7 & CE 9 &10

  • Organisations and Information Systems
  • ERP Sytems
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Customer Relationship Management Systems

 

Assessment/Other

TBC

Activity

Workshop (Face to Face)

Topic

Module 4 - Chapter 6 & CE 3

  • The Cloud
  • Mobile Systems
  • Ethics

Assessment/Other

TBC

Week 7: 16 Apr
Activity

Lecture # 4

Topic

Lecture #4

PART 3: Using IS for Competitive Advantage

  • Organisations & Information Systems
  • Social media Information Systems
  • Business Intelligence Systems
  • Enterprise Resource Planning Systems/Supply Chain & Customer Relationship Management Systems

Assessment/Other

Midsession Quiz Week

Activity

ONLINE MyLab MIS

Topic

Module 6 - Chapter 8

  • Social Media Information Systems

Assessment/Other

TBC

Activity

Workshop (Face to face)

Topic

Module 5 - Chapter 7 & CE 9 &10

  • Organisations and Information Systems ERP Sytems
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Ethics

Assessment/Other

TBC

Week 8: 23 Apr
Activity

ONLINE MyLab MIS

Topic

Module 7 - Chapter 9

  • Business Intelligence Systems

Assessment/Other

TBC

Activity

Workshop (Face to Face)

Topic

Module 6 - Chapter 8

  • Social Media Information Systems
  • Ethics

Assessment/Other

TBC

Week 9: 30 Apr
Activity

MyLab MIS

Topic

Module 8 - Chapters 11 & 12

  • Information Systems Management
  • Informations Systems Development

Assessment/Other

TBC

Activity

Workshop (Face to Face)

Topic

Module 7 - Chapter 9

  • Business Intelligence Systems
  • Ethics

Assessment/Other

TBC

Week 10: 07 May
Activity

Workshop

Topic

Module 8 - Chapters 11 & 12 (Part I)

  • Information Systems Management
  • Informations Systems Development
  • Ethics

Assessment/Other

Group Assignment Due 11May, 1300H

Activity

MyLab MIS

Topic

No MyLab MIS for the week

Week 11: 14 May
Activity

ONLINE MyLab MIS

Topic

Module 9 - Chapter 10

  • Information Security
  • Ethics& privacy

Assessment/Other

Peer Evaluation document due 14 May, 1300H

Activity

Lecture # 5

Topic

Lecture # 5

PART 4: Information Systems Management

  • Information Systems Security
  • Information Systems Management
  • Sytems Development and Project Management
  • Final Exam Preparation

 

Assessment/Other

TBC

Activity

Workshop (Face to face)

Topic

Module 8 - Chapters 11 & 12 (Part II)

  • Information Systems Management
  • Informations Systems Development
  • Ethics

Assessment/Other

TBC

Week 12: 21 May
Activity

Workshop (Face to face)

Topic

Module 9 - Chapter 10

  • Information Security
  • Ethics

Assessment/Other

TBC

Activity

Moodle Access

Topic

  • Final Exam Guide

Assessment/Other

TBC

Week 13: 28 May
Activity

Workshop (Face to Face)

Topic

  • Final Exam Preparation

Assessment/Other

TBC

8. Policies

Information about UNSW Business School protocols, University policies, student responsibilities and education quality and support.

Program Learning Goals and Outcomes

The Business School Program Learning Goals reflect what we want all students to BE or HAVE by the time they successfully complete their degree, regardless of their individual majors or specialisations. For example, we want all our graduates to HAVE a high level of business knowledge and a sound awareness of ethical, social, cultural and environmental implications of business. As well, we want all our graduates to BE effective problem-solvers, communicators and team participants.

You can demonstrate your achievement of these goals by the specific outcomes you achieve by the end of your degree (i.e. Program Learning Outcomes—henceforth PLOs). These PLOs articulate what you need to know and be able to do as a result of engaging in learning. They embody the knowledge, skills and capabilities that are identified, mapped, taught, practised and assessed within each Business School program.

All UNSW programs and courses are designed to assess the attainment of program and/or course level learning outcomes, as outlined in the UNSW Assessment Design Procedure. It is therefore important that you become familiar with the Business School PLOs, as they constitute the framework which informs and shapes the course components and assessments of the courses within your program of study.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate Coursework
Knowledge You should be able to identify and apply disciplinary knowledge to business situations in a local and global environment.
Critical thinking and problem solving You should be able to identify and research issues in business situations, analyse the issues, and propose appropriate and well-justified solutions.
Written communication You should be able to prepare written documents that are clear, concise and coherent, using appropriate style and presentation for the intended audience, purpose and context.
Oral communication You should be able to prepare and deliver oral presentations that are clear, focussed, well-structured, and delivered in a professional manner.
Teamwork You should be able to participate collaboratively and responsibly in teams, and reflect on your own teamwork, and on the team’s processes and ability to achieve outcomes.
Ethical, social and environmental responsibility
  1. You should be able to identify and assess ethical, environmental and/or sustainability considerations in business decision-making and practice.
  2. You should be able to identify social and cultural implications of business.
Workplace skills (Co-op programs only) You should be able to conduct yourself in a professional manner in the work environment, communicate effectively in diverse workplace situations and be able to apply discipline knowledge and understanding to real business problems with initiative and self-direction.
Related PLO Documents View the Undergraduate Honours PLOs (pdf)
Knowledge You should be able to identify and apply current knowledge of disciplinary or interdisciplinary theory and professional practice to business in local and global environments.
Critical thinking and problem solving You should be able to identify, research and analyse complex issues and problems in business and/or management, and propose appropriate and well-justified solutions.
Written communication You should be able to produce written documents that communicate complex disciplinary ideas and information effectively for the intended audience and purpose.
Oral communication You should be able to produce oral presentations that communicate complex disciplinary ideas and information effectively for the intended audience and purpose.
Teamwork You should be able to participate collaboratively and responsibly in teams, and reflect on your own teamwork, and on the team’s processes and ability to achieve outcomes.
Ethical, social and environmental responsibility
  1. You should be able to identify and assess ethical, environmental and/or sustainability considerations in business decision-making and practice.
  2. You should be able to identify social and cultural implications of business.
Related PLO Documents View the Master of Philosophy PLOs (pdf)
View the Doctor of Philosophy PLOs (pdf)

UNSW Graduate Capabilities

The Business School PLOs also incorporate UNSW graduate capabilities, a set of generic abilities and skills that all students are expected to achieve by graduation. These capabilities articulate the University’s institutional values, as well as future employer expectations.

UNSW Graduate CapabilitiesBusiness School PLOs
Scholars capable of independent and collaborative enquiry, rigorous in their analysis, critique and reflection, and able to innovate by applying their knowledge and skills to the solution of novel as well as routine problems.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Knowledge
  • Oral communication
  • Research capability
  • Teamwork
  • Workplace skills
  • Written communication
Entrepreneurial leaders capable of initiating and embracing innovation and change, as well as engaging and enabling others to contribute to change
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Knowledge
  • Oral communication
  • Workplace skills
  • Written communication
Professionals capable of ethical, self- directed practice and independent lifelong learning
  • Ethical, social and environmental responsibility
  • Workplace skills
Global citizens who are culturally adept and capable of respecting diversity and acting in a socially just and responsible way.
  • Ethical, social and environmental responsibility
  • Oral communication
  • Written communication

The Business School strongly advises you to choose a range of courses that assist your development against these PLOs and graduate capabilities, and to keep a record of your achievements as part of your portfolio. You could use these records for work or further study. For support with selecting your courses contact the UNSW Business School Student Centre.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Academic Integrity is honest and responsible scholarship. This form of ethical scholarship is highly valued at UNSW. Terms like Academic Integrity, misconduct, referencing, conventions, plagiarism, academic practices, citations and evidence based learning are all considered basic concepts that successful university students understand. Learning how to communicate original ideas, refer sources, work independently, and report results accurately and honestly are skills that you will be able to carry beyond your studies.

The definition of academic misconduct is broad. It covers practices such as cheating, copying and using another person’s work without appropriate acknowledgement. Incidents of academic misconduct may have serious consequences for students.

Plagiarism

UNSW regards plagiarism as a form of academic misconduct. UNSW has very strict rules regarding plagiarism. Plagiarism at UNSW is using the words or ideas of others and passing them off as your own. All Schools in the Business School have a Student Ethics Officer who will investigate incidents of plagiarism and may result in a student’s name being placed on the Plagiarism and Student Misconduct Registers.

Below are examples of plagiarism including self-plagiarism:

Copying: Using the same or very similar words to the original text or idea without acknowledging the source or using quotation marks. This includes copying materials, ideas or concepts from a book, article, report or other written document, presentation, composition, artwork, design, drawing, circuitry, computer program or software, website, internet, other electronic resource, or another person's assignment, without appropriate acknowledgement of authorship.

Inappropriate Paraphrasing: Changing a few words and phrases while mostly retaining the original structure and/or progression of ideas of the original, and information without acknowledgement. This also applies in presentations where someone paraphrases another’s ideas or words without credit and to piecing together quotes and paraphrases into a new whole, without appropriate referencing.

Collusion: Presenting work as independent work when it has been produced in whole or part in collusion with other people. Collusion includes:

  • Students providing their work to another student before the due date, or for the purpose of them plagiarising at any time
  • Paying another person to perform an academic task and passing it off as your own
  • Stealing or acquiring another person’s academic work and copying it
  • Offering to complete another person’s work or seeking payment for completing academic work

Collusion should not be confused with academic collaboration (i.e., shared contribution towards a group task).

Inappropriate Citation: Citing sources which have not been read, without acknowledging the 'secondary' source from which knowledge of them has been obtained.

Self-Plagiarism: ‘Self-plagiarism’ occurs where an author republishes their own previously written work and presents it as new findings without referencing the earlier work, either in its entirety or partially. Self-plagiarism is also referred to as 'recycling', 'duplication', or 'multiple submissions of research findings' without disclosure. In the student context, self-plagiarism includes re-using parts of, or all of, a body of work that has already been submitted for assessment without proper citation.

To see if you understand plagiarism, do this short quiz: https://student.unsw.edu.au/plagiarism-quiz

Cheating

The University also regards cheating as a form of academic misconduct. Cheating is knowingly submitting the work of others as their own and includes contract cheating (work produced by an external agent or third party that is submitted under the pretences of being a student’s original piece of work). Cheating is not acceptable at UNSW.

If you need to revise or clarify any terms associated with academic integrity you should explore the 'Working with Academic Integrity' self-paced lessons available at: https://student.unsw.edu.au/aim.

For UNSW policies, penalties, and information to help you avoid plagiarism see: https://student.unsw.edu.au/plagiarism as well as the guidelines in the online ELISE tutorials for all new UNSW students: http://subjectguides.library.unsw.edu.au/elise. For information on student conduct see: https://student.unsw.edu.au/conduct.

For information on how to acknowledge your sources and reference correctly, see: https://student.unsw.edu.au/referencing. If you are unsure what referencing style to use in this course, you should ask the lecturer in charge.

Student Responsibilities and Conduct

Students are expected to be familiar with and adhere to university policies in relation to class attendance and general conduct and behaviour, including maintaining a safe, respectful environment; and to understand their obligations in relation to workload, assessment and keeping informed.

Information and policies on these topics can be found on the 'Managing your Program' website

Workload

It is expected that you will spend at least nine to ten hours per week studying for a course except for Summer Term courses which have a minimum weekly workload of eighteen to twenty hours. This time should be made up of reading, research, working on exercises and problems, online activities and attending classes. In periods where you need to complete assignments or prepare for examinations, the workload may be greater. Over-commitment has been a cause of failure for many students. You should take the required workload into account when planning how to balance study with employment and other activities.

We strongly encourage you to connect with your Moodle course websites in the first week of semester. Local and international research indicates that students who engage early and often with their course website are more likely to pass their course.

View more information on expected workload

Attendance

Your regular and punctual attendance at lectures and seminars or in online learning activities is expected in this course. The Business School reserves the right to refuse final assessment to those students who attend less than 80% of scheduled classes where attendance and participation is required as part of the learning process (e.g., tutorials, flipped classroom sessions, seminars, labs, etc.).

View more information on attendance

General Conduct and Behaviour

You are expected to conduct yourself with consideration and respect for the needs of your fellow students and teaching staff. Conduct which unduly disrupts or interferes with a class, such as ringing or talking on mobile phones, is not acceptable and students may be asked to leave the class.

View more information on student conduct

Health and Safety

UNSW Policy requires each person to work safely and responsibly, in order to avoid personal injury and to protect the safety of others.

View more information on Health and Safety

Keeping Informed

You should take note of all announcements made in lectures, tutorials or on the course web site. From time to time, the University will send important announcements to your university e-mail address without providing you with a paper copy. You will be deemed to have received this information. It is also your responsibility to keep the University informed of all changes to your contact details.

Special Consideration

You must submit all assignments and attend all examinations scheduled for your course. You can apply for special consideration when illness or other circumstances beyond your control, interfere with your performance in a specific assessment task or tasks. Special Consideration is primarily intended to provide you with an extra opportunity to demonstrate the level of performance of which you are capable.

General information on special consideration for undergraduate and postgraduate courses can be found in the Assessment Implementation Procedure and the Current Students page.

Please note the following:

  1. Applications will not be accepted by teaching staff. The lecturer-in-charge will be automatically notified when you lodge an online application for special consideration
  2. Decisions and recommendations are only made by lecturers-in-charge (or by the Faculty Panel in the case of final exam special considerations), not by tutors
  3. Applying for special consideration does not automatically mean that you will be granted a supplementary exam or other concession
  4. Special consideration requests do not allow lecturers-in-charge to award students additional marks

Business School Protocol on requests for Special Consideration

The lecturer-in-charge will need to be satisfied on each of the following before supporting a request for special consideration:

  1. Does the medical certificate contain all relevant information? For a medical certificate to be accepted, the degree of illness and its impact on the student must be stated by the medical practitioner (severe, moderate, mild). A certificate without this will not be valid. Students should also note that only medical certificates issued after physically visiting a registered medical practitioner will be accepted. Medical certificates submitted for Special Consideration should always be requested from a registered medical practitioner that you have seen at a medical practice. Certificates obtained online or via social media may be fraudulent and if relied upon could result in a breach of the UNSW Student Code.
  2. Has the student performed satisfactorily in the other assessment items? To understand what Satisfactory Performance means in this course, please refer to the 'Formal Requirements' section in Part A of your Course Outline

Special Consideration and the Final Exam in undergraduate and postgraduate courses

Applications for special consideration in relation to the final exam are considered by a Business School Faculty panel to which lecturers-in-charge provide their recommendations for each request. If the Faculty panel grants a special consideration request, this will entitle the student to sit a supplementary examination. No other form of consideration will be granted. The following procedures will apply:

  1. Supplementary exams will be scheduled centrally and will be held approximately two weeks after the formal examination period.

    Supplementary exams for Semester 1, 2018 will be held during the period 14 - 21 July, 2018. Students wishing to sit a supplementary exam will need to be available during this period.

    The date for all Business School supplementary exams for Summer Term 2017/2018 is Wednesday, 21 February, 2018. If a student lodges a special consideration for the final exam, they are stating they will be available on this date. Supplementary exams will not be held at any other time.

  2. Where a student is granted a supplementary examination as a result of a request for special consideration, the student’s original exam (if completed) will be ignored and only the mark achieved in the supplementary examination will count towards the final grade. Absence from a supplementary exam without prior notification does not entitle the student to have the original exam paper marked, and may result in a zero mark for the final exam.

The Supplementary Exam Protocol for Business School students is available at: http://www.business.unsw.edu.au/suppexamprotocol

For special consideration for assessments other than the final exam refer to the ‘Assessment Section’ in your course outline.

Protocol for Viewing Final Exam Scripts

The UNSW Business School has set a protocol under which students may view their final exam script. Please check the protocol here.

Given individual schools within the Faculty may set up a local process for viewing final exam scripts, it is important that you check with your School whether they have any additional information on this process. Please note that this information might also be included in your course outline.


Student Support and Resources

The University and the Business School provide a wide range of support services and resources for students, including:

Business School Education Quality and support Unit (EQS)
The EQS offers academic writing, study skills and maths support specifically for Business students. Services include workshops, online resources, and individual consultations.
Level 1, Room 1033, Quadrangle Building.
bschoolconsults@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 7577 or 02 9385 4508

Business School Student Centre
The Business School Student Centre provides advice and direction on all aspects of admission, enrolment and graduation.
Level 1, Room 1028 in the Quadrangle Building
02 9385 3189

UNSW Learning Centre
The UNSW Learning Centre provides academic skills support services, including workshops and resources, for all UNSW students. See their website for details.
Lower Ground Floor, North Wing Chancellery Building.
learningcentre@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 2060

Educational Support Service
Educational Support Advisors work with all students to promote the development of skills needed to succeed at university, whilst also providing personal support throughout the process. Check their website to request an appointment or to register in the Academic Success Program.
John Goodsell Building, Ground Floor.
advisors@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 4734

Library services and facilities for students
The UNSW Library offers a range of collections, services and facilities both on-campus and online.
Main Library, F21.
02 9385 2650

Moodle eLearning Support
Moodle is the University’s learning management system. You should ensure that you log into Moodle regularly.
externalteltsupport@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 3331

UNSW IT
UNSW IT provides support and services for students such as password access, email services, wireless services and technical support.
UNSW Library Annexe (Ground floor).
itservicecentre@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 1333

Disability Support Services
UNSW Disability Support Services provides assistance to students who are trying to manage the demands of university as well as a health condition, learning disability or who have personal circumstances that are having an impact on their studies. Disability Advisers can arrange to put in place services and educational adjustments to make things more manageable so that students are able to complete their course requirements. To receive educational adjustments for disability support, students must first register with Disability Services.
Ground Floor, John Goodsell Building.
disabilities@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 4734

UNSW Counselling and Psychological Services
Provides support and services if you need help with your personal life, getting your academic life back on track or just want to know how to stay safe, including free, confidential counselling.
Level 2, East Wing, Quadrangle Building.
counselling@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 5418


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