Module Details

CE219-5-SP-CO: Ict Systems Integration And Management

Year: 2017/18
Department: Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No
Pre-requisites: CE151
Co-requisites: CE202

Supervisor: Dr Giovanni Stracquadanio
Teaching Staff: Dr Giovanni Stracquadanio
Contact details: CSEE School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

Module description
The aims of this module are to introduce students to how ICT systems can be managed, and how business applications can be integrated. The taught theory will be complimented by 'guest' lecturers from industry who will set the theory into a real life context.
Learning Outcomes
• Show how ICT systems can support an organisation.
• Discuss lifecycle and software process issues in the context of particular information systems.
• Compare and contrast different methods and techniques used to assure the quality of systems.
• Create visual representations of business processes.

Outline Syllabus
• Information Systems and Information Workflow
• Business Information Systems
• Acquiring and developing Business Information Systems
• Project management, estimation and control
• Business Information Systems design and analysis strategies
• Change management
• System security
• Cloud Computing and Virtualisation
Guest lectures on topics such as management of information systems, technical provision of complex services and business workflows.

Learning and Teaching Methods

Lectures and Labs


40 per cent Coursework Mark, 60 per cent Exam Mark


Assignment: Implementation, submitted electronically and as a lab demonstration, weighting = 40%, submitted in week 24.

Exam Duration and Period

2:00 during Summer Examination period.

Other information



  • Recommended Reading
  • BOCIJ, P., GREASLEY, A., HICKIE, S., 2014, Business Information Systems 5th edn: Technology Development and Management for the E-Business 5/e, Pearson.
  • ISBN 978-0273736455
  • SILVER, BRUCE, 2011, 'BPMN Method & Style 2nd ed. with BPMN Implementer's guide', Aptos CA: Cody-Cassidy Press. ISBN 978-0-9823681-1-4
  • Background Reading
  • BURGESS, M., Principles of Network and System Administration, Wiley.
  • LIMONCELLI, T., The Practice of System and Network Administration, Pearson.
  • SOMMERVILLE, I., Software Engineering Addison Wesley.
  • TURBAN, E., Information Technology for Management: Transforming Organizations in the Digital Economy, Wiley.
  • DEBEVOISE, Tom & Geneva, Rick, 2011, 'The Microguide to Process Modelling in BPMN 2.0: How to build Great Process, Rule and Event Models', Lexington VA: Advanced Component Research Inc. ISBN 978-1-4635-1135-7

External Examiner Information

  • Name: Dr Jeremy Gow
    Institution: Goldsmiths College
    Academic Role: Lecturer