Systems Science

Organisations today are increasingly dependent upon information systems. Skilled professionals are needed to design, develop, evaluate and improve such systems in order to meet the demands of our changing society. These courses provide students with the competence needed to make a career in the field of information systems.

Course Descriptions

* Informatics A, 30 ECTS credits (syllabus)

The subject Informatics is introduced, further students are given insight into the basic theories and investigation and design methods of Informatics. Also students obtain an understanding of how computer systems are constructed and how computers communicate via networks. The importance of the context of use when designing and evaluating information systems is also presented. Finally the usage and development of information technology is studied in relation to organizational activity and purpose.

* Informatics B, 30 ECTS credits (syllabus)

To evaluate, independently and critically, the possibilities and use of information systems and computer applications, and to be able to design and realize such systems. The students acquire the basic skills needed for programming using an object oriented approach. General theories on design and different models, methods, techniques and tools for the design of information systems are studied. Further the necessary skills to manage databases and the design of database applications are acquired. Finally, the issues and factors of importance to the evaluation of the possibilities and consequences of the use of computers out of an organizational and social perspective are discussed.

* Informatics C, 30 ECTS credits (syllabus)

To give the students an in-depth knowledge of informatics and to improve their ability and skill to analyze, design and develop information systems for organizations. The process of organizational change is also studied. Emphasis is placed on practical experience in application development from data modelling to using graphical user interfaces and service oriented architectures.

* Informatics C, Quality Assurance, 30 ECTS credits (syllabus)

Selected topics providing insight into software quality and how software testing can be used to determine that programs meet the required results. Also studied are quality assurance and standardization within the IT Business. Finally students are required to formulate and solve a problem within the field of informatics, to carry out a significant piece of work and to present the results in a written thesis.


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Ulf Hedestig
Informatik, Umeå universitet
901 87 Umeå 

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