Information Systems (300CIA004)

Basic Information

  • Course code number and name: 300CIA004, Information Systems.
  • Credits and contact hours: 3 credit hours, 3 hours per week.
  • Course coordinator: Manuel José Ospina.
  • Prerequisites: 82 approved credit hours.
  • Type of course: Required.

Text book

  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics, 8th Edition, C. Borgnakke, R.E. Sonntag, 2012

Supplemental materials

  • Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, 5th Edition, J.M. Smith, H.C. Van Ness, M.M. Abbott, 1996.
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, J.R. Howell, Richard O. Buckius, 1987.
  • Engineering Thermodynamics, an Introductory Textbook, 2nd Edition, J.B. Jones, G.A. Hawkins, 1986.
  • Energy Systems and Sustainability, Power for a Sustainable Future, G. Boyle, B. Everett, J. Ramaje (Eds.), 2003.
  • International Energy Agency,

Specific course information

This course presents the general theory of systems from the fundamentals of information systems and the relationships between the technical components of those systems and the structure, strategies and policies of organizations. Also, the course presents the role of information systems in the improvement of processes and procedures and the need to use databases to facilitate the creation, updating, access and storage of information.

Specific goals of the course

Learning objectives:
  • To identify the concepts of the general theory of systems.
  • To identify the rationale, components, structure, roles and types of information systems.
  • To identify the evolution and lifecycle of information systems.
  • To apply the methodologies to rationalize requirements and to improve procedures and processes.
  • To apply a relational database to create, update, consult and delete information.
Relationship with student outcomes
Student Outcomes
Relevance 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

1: low relevance; 2: medium relevance; 3: high relevance.

Topics of the course

  • General theory of systems. Fundamentals, characteristics, structural and functional issues, properties.
  • Fundamentals of information systems.
  • Components of information systems. Network interconnections, types of networks, components of information networks, benefits of information networks.
  • Corporate applications.
  • Globalization and information technologies.
  • Objectives, rationale and resources to implement an information system.
  • Development cycle of information systems. Evolution of information cycles.
  • Types of information systems. Conceptualization. Organizational location.
  • Procedure rationalization. Standard procedure operation.
  • Solutions to corporate problems using information systems. The SDLC. Prototype development, software acquisition, end user development.
  • Strategic information systems. Concepts, types, how to gain competitive advantages.
  • Requirement analysis.
  • Relational approach. Databases, types, characteristics, components, design, entity-relation model, entities, attributes, single identifiers, relationships (M; 1; M:M; 1:1), normalization of data models (first, second and third normal forms).
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