Ain1501 Assignment 3 Semester 2 Art

Unformatted text preview: AIN1501/MO001/3/2017 MO 001/3/2017 Accounting Information Systems in a Computer Environment AIN1501 Semesters 1 & 2 Department of Management Accounting Content of this MO Appendix A: Administrative and General Information Appendix B: Module content AIN1501/MO001 APPENDIX A Administrative and General Information IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This appendix contains important information about your module. AIN1501/APPENDIX A/2017 CONTENT (Appendix A) Page 1 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................... 4 2 PURPOSE OF AND OUTCOMES FOR THE MODULE ........................................................................ 4 2.1 2.2 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 4 Purpose ............................................................................................................................................. 4 Outcomes .......................................................................................................................................... 5 LECTURERS AND CONTACT DETAILS ............................................................................................. 6 Lecturers ............................................................................................................................................ 6 Department ........................................................................................................................................ 6 University ........................................................................................................................................... 7 MODULE RELATED RESOURCES ...................................................................................................... 7 5 STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES FOR THE MODULE ........................................................................ 7 5.1 Contact with fellow students ............................................................................................................... 8 6 6.1 6.2 MODULE SPECIFIC STUDY PLAN ...................................................................................................... 8 Study process .................................................................................................................................... 8 Study program ................................................................................................................................... 9 7 ASSESSMENT .................................................................................................................................... 12 7.1 Assessment plan.............................................................................................................................. 12 7.2 7.3 Unique assignment numbers and due dates .................................................................................... 12 Submission of assignments ............................................................................................................. 13 7.4 Assignments .................................................................................................................................... 14 8 EXAMINATION ................................................................................................................................... 15 8.1 Examination period .......................................................................................................................... 15 8.2 Previous examination papers ........................................................................................................... 15 8.3 8.4 The importance of a positive study method ...................................................................................... 15 Tutorial letter with information on the examination ........................................................................... 16 9 10 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ................................................................................................. 16 ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2017 ............................................................................................................. 17 PART A: FIRST SEMESTER COMPULSORY ASSIGNMENTS ................................................................. 18 PART B: SECOND SEMESTER COMPULSORY ASSIGNMENTS ............................................................ 31 3 1 INTRODUCTION We are pleased to welcome you to this module and hope that you will find it both interesting and rewarding. We shall do our best to make your study of this module successful. You will be well on your way to success if you start studying early in the semester and resolve to do the assignments properly. Tutorial matter You will receive a number of tutorial letters during the semester. A tutorial letter is our way of communicating with you about teaching, learning and assessment. MO001 (Appendix A) contains important information about the scheme of work, resources and assignments for this module. We urge you to read it carefully and to keep it at hand when working through the study material, preparing the assignments and the examination and addressing questions to your lecturers. Please read Appendix A as it gives you an idea of generally important information when studying at a distance education institution and within a particular College. In Appendix A, you will find the assignments as well as instructions on the preparation and submission of the assignments. It also provides all the information you need with regard to the prescribed study material and other resources and how to obtain it. Please study this information carefully and make sure that you obtain all the necessary material. We have also included certain general and administrative information about this module. Please work through this appendix carefully. Right from the start we would like to point out that you should read all the communications you receive during the semester immediately and carefully, as they always contain important and, sometimes, urgent information. 2 PURPOSE OF AND OUTCOMES FOR THE MODULE 2.1 Purpose This module is mainly intended for people who are interested in qualifying as registered chartered accountants (SAICA) or management accountants (CIMA) to develop the necessary competencies. The aim of this module is to equip you, the student, with the theoretical knowledge needed to understand the fundamental principles of information technology and information systems as a user, manager, designer and evaluator. 4 This module provides students with a broad AIN1501/APPENDIX A/2017 theoretical knowledge of computers and accounting information systems, with specific reference to hardware, software, data communication, the role of data and communication technologies in business, the management of information systems, developing new information systems and information system controls. 2.2 Outcomes Specific Outcome 1: Explain the nature of information, basic information system concepts and the information systems department Assessment Criteria The nature of information and an information system is described The relationship between information systems and information strategies is explained The information systems department is described Specific Outcome 2: Explain the concepts of information technology infrastructure Assessment Criteria Hardware components of a computer system are described, including the central processing unit (CPU) and peripheral devices Software components of a computer system are described including systems and application software The communication process is discussed including communication theory and mediums Data communication networks are discussed including network topologies, geographic scope and type of services Specific Outcome 3: Describe the security and ethical risks associated with the use of computers in business and the controls that should be in place to minimise these risks Assessment Criteria Information and accounting information systems risks and controls are defined by giving context specific examples Ethical concerns in a computerised accounting information system are explained Appropriate information technology, processes and structures are described Specific Outcome 4: Explain principles related to information systems development Assessment Criteria The steps and methods used in the system development life cycle are described The alternative ways of developing or acquiring an information system are analysed 5 Specific Outcome 5: Distinguish between the types of strategic information systems and their applications and explain electronic commerce concepts Assessment Criteria The basic concepts of the different strategic information systems are outlined The applications of strategic information systems are described Electronic commerce terminology is defined by giving context specific examples Risks associated with electronic commerce are explained 3 LECTURERS AND CONTACT DETAILS 3.1 Lecturers The lecturers for this module are as follows: Mrs. A. McGee Samuel Pauw building room 4-44 (012) 429 4421 Mr. N. J. Booyse Samuel Pauw building room 4-45 (012) 429 8931 E-mail: 1st Semester: 2nd Semester: [email protected][email protected] 3.2 Department All queries that are not of a purely administrative nature but are about the content of this module should be directed to us. Please have your study material with you when you contact us. The E-mail address and telephone numbers are included above but you might also want to write to us. Letters should be sent to: The Module leader (AIN1501) Department of Management Accounting PO Box 392 Unisa 0003 PLEASE NOTE: Letters to lecturers may not be enclosed with or inserted into assignments. 6 AIN1501/APPENDIX A/2017 3.3 University Contact addresses of the various administrative departments are included in [email protected], which you received with your study package. Short summary of contact details Website: http://www.unisa.ac.za or Mobi: http://mobi.unisa.ac.za E- mail addresses, telephone numbers and SMS numbers: E-mail addresses SMS numbers/Telephone numbers Use to enquire about: [email protected] 012 429 2233 012 429 2982 General enquiries relating to the College of Accounting Science (CAS) [email protected] 43578 (sms) applications and registrations [email protected] 43584 (sms) assignments(not for submission purposes) [email protected] 43584 (sms) examinations [email protected] 43579 (sms) study material [email protected] 31954 student accounts [email protected] n/a graduation ceremonies [email protected] 43582 myUnisa [email protected] 43582 myLife e-mail accounts 4 MODULE RELATED RESOURCES PLEASE NOTE: Your lecturers cannot help you with missing study material. Please contact [email protected] or send a sms to 43579 for study material (also refer to par. 3 above). This is an online module. All the resources for this module are available on the myUnisa module webpage. For your convenience the main content is also available in this MO001 document. 5 STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES FOR THE MODULE For information on the various student support systems and services available at Unisa (e.g. student counselling, tutorial classes and language support), please consult the publication [email protected] that you received with your study material. 7 5.1 Contact with fellow students 5.1.1 Study groups It is advisable to have contact with fellow students. One way to do this is to form study groups. The addresses of students in your area may be obtained from the following department: Directorate: Student Administration and Registration PO Box 392 Unisa 0003 5.1.2 E- Tutors Unisa offers online tutorials (e-tutoring) to students registered for the module AIN1501. Once you have been registered for a qualifying module, you will be allocated to a group of students with whom you will be interacting during the tuition period as well as an etutor who will be your tutorial facilitator. Thereafter you will receive a sms informing you about your group, the name of your e-tutor and instructions on how to log onto MyUnisa in order to receive further information on the e-tutoring process. Online tutorials are conducted by qualified E-Tutors who are appointed by Unisa and are offered free of charge. All you need to be able to participate in e-tutoring is a computer with internet connection. If you live close to a Unisa regional Centre or a Telecentre contracted with Unisa, please feel free to visit any of these to access the internet. It is the role of the e-tutor to guide you through your study material during this interaction process. For you to get the most out of online tutoring, you need to participate in the online discussions that the e-tutor will be facilitating. 6 MODULE SPECIFIC STUDY PLAN 6.1 Study process If you follow a specific study process, you may encounter fewer problems with your studies. An example follows: 1. Complete reading through this Appendix A. 2. Study the content of the module by working systematically through the content (Appendix B or the myUnisa learning units). 8 AIN1501/APPENDIX A/2017 3. Complete assignment 1 (Compulsory assignment) and submit it to reach Unisa not later than the due date. This is of utmost importance as you will not be allowed to write the exam if you miss this date and it counts 20% (maximum) towards your year mark. 4. Complete assignment 2 (Compulsory assignment) and submit it to reach Unisa not later than the due date. This is of utmost importance as it counts 30% (maximum) towards your year mark. 5. Complete assignment 3 (Compulsory assignment) and submit it to reach Unisa not later than the due date. This is of utmost importance as it counts 50% (maximum) towards your year mark. 6. When assignments are returned to you, mark it by using the suggested solution which will be sent to you on the due date of the assignment. 7. After the completion/submission of assignment 01, 02 and 03, directly carry on with the study programme. Do not wait for the return thereof or for the suggested solution. 6.2 Study program To assist learners, a study programme is provided. This programme indicates the dates on which certain sections of the study material as well as assignments should be completed. The study program is based on the assumption that learners devote more or less 4 hours of study to each topic. We are of opinion that this is within easy reach of most learners. We are convinced that, if you adhere to this programme, you should have no difficulty in mastering the subject. It is very important that the subject matter covered in the topics should be mastered and not just skimmed. If you happen to register late or fall behind with this programme, extra effort on your part will be necessary. PLEASE NOTE: Learning only the solutions to the assignments off by heart is not enough to help pass the exam. You need to focus on the self-assessments provided in the study guide. 9 Proposed study program for 2017 Learners enrolled for module in the first semester – 2017 Date Study material and assignments Registration date to 01/02/2017 Study: Topic 1 02/02/2017 to 13/02/2017 Study: Topic 2 14/02/2017 Do: Compulsory Assignment 1 15/02/2017 Submit: Compulsory Assignment 1 24/02/2017 Due date: Compulsory Assignment 1 14/02/2017 to 20/02/2017 Study: Topic 3 21/02/2017 to 25/02/2017 Study: Topic 4 26/02/2017 to 02/03/2017 Study: Topic 5 3/03/2017 to 08/03/2017 Study: Topic 6 09/03/2017 to 12/03/2017 Study: Topic 7 13/03/2017 Do: Compulsory Assignment 2 15/03/2017 Submit: Compulsory Assignment 2 16/03/2017 Due date: Compulsory Assignment 2 19/03/2017 to 28/03/2017 Study: Topic 8 29/03/2017 to 06/04/2017 Study: Topic 9 07/04/2017 to 09/04/2017 Revise: Topics 1 to 9 10/04/2017 Do: Compulsory Assignment 3 11/04/2017 Submit: Compulsory Assignment 3 11/04/2017 to exam Revision 13/04/2017 Due date: Compulsory Assignment 3 May/June Exam 10 AIN1501/APPENDIX A/2017 Learners enrolled for module in the second semester – 2017 Date Study material and assignments 10/07/2017 to 17/07/2017 Study: Topic 1 18/07/2017 to 25/07/2017 Study: Topic 2 26/07/2017 Do: Compulsory Assignment 1 27/07/2017 Submit: Compulsory Assignment 1 10/08/2017 Due date: Compulsory Assignment 1 27/07/2017 to 01/08/2017 Study: Topic 3 02/08/2017 to 08/08/2017 Study: Topic 4 09/08/2017 to 15/08/2017 Study: Topic 5 16/08/2017 to 21/08/2017 Study: Topic 6 22/08/2017 to 27/08/2017 Study: Topic 7 28/08/2017 Do: Compulsory Assignment 2 29/08/2017 Submit: Compulsory Assignment 2 31/08/2017 Due date: Compulsory Assignment 2 03/09/2017 to 13/09/2017 Study: Topic 8 14/09/2017 to 21/09/2017 Study: Topic 9 22/09/2017 to 25/09/2017 Revise: Topics 1 to 9 26/09/2017 Do: Compulsory Assignment 3 27/09/2017 Submit: Compulsory Assignment 3 26/09/2017 to exam Revision 28/09/2017 Due date: Compulsory Assignment 3 Oct/Nov Exam 11 7 ASSESSMENT Please note: Although students may work together when preparing assignments, each student should write and submit his or her own individual assignment. In other words, you should submit your own ideas in your own words. It is unacceptable for students to submit identical assignments on the basis that they worked together. That is copying (a form of plagiarism) and none of these assignments will be marked. Furthermore, you may be penalised or subjected to disciplinary proceedings by the University. 7.1 Assessment plan Assignment 1, 2 and 3 should be done on a mark reading sheet as the computer is marking these assignments. The results will be mailed to you but keep in mind that admission will be obtained by submitting compulsory assignment 1 on time and it will count towards your year mark. Remember to add the unique number of your assignment to your mark reading sheet. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the act of taking words, ideas and thoughts of others and passing them off as your own. It is a form of theft which involves a number of dishonest academic activities. The Disciplinary Code for Students is given to all students at registration. Students are advised to study the Code. 7.2 Unique assignment numbers and due dates Assignments are numbered consecutively per module, starting from 01. Your answers in respect of the assignments should be addressed to Unisa (not to the lecturer concerned) and should reach the University not later than the dates specified below. (Refer to the study programme in par. 6.2). 12 AIN1501/APPENDIX A/2017 Assignment nr Due date Assignment type Unique number First semester 01 24 February 2017 Compulsory 828175 02 16 March 2017 Compulsory 700850 03 13 April 2017 Compulsory 870634 Second semester 01 10 August 2017 Compulsory 841889 02 31 August 2017 Compulsory 694656 03 28 September 2017 Compulsory 688768 Please indicate the provided unique number on your mark reading sheet. Failure to do so will result in no admission to the exam. 7.3 Submission of assignments Compulsory Assignment 1: This assignment should be received by the University no later than the due date (Refer to par. 6.2). NO student will be admitted to the exam without submitting this assignment and will contribute 20% (maximum) towards your year mark. The year mark will contribute 20% towards your final mark. Compulsory Assignment 2: This assignment should be received by the University no later than the due date (Refer to par. 6.2). This assignment will contribute 30% (maximum) towards your year mark. The year mark will contribute 20% towards your final mark. Compulsory Assignment 3: This assignment should be received by the University no later than the due date (Refer to par. 6.2). This assignment will contribute 50% (maximum) towards your year mark. The year mark will contribute 20% towards your final mark. Please diarise the due dates (Refer to par. 6.2) on which you are to submit your answers in respect of the various assignments so that they reach the university on or before the due date. Please allow adequate time for postal delays, etc. PLEASE NOTE: Any assignments received after the due date will not be marked. 13 7.3.1 Compulsory assignments and the 20% year mark The submission of the compulsory assignments will prove that you are an active student and therefore assignment 1 will earn you admission to the examination and all the assignments will jointly contribute 20% (maximum) towards your final mark. Assignment 1 will contribute 4% (maximum) towards the final mark, assignment 2 will contribute 6% and assignment 3 will contribute the other 20%. The mark you earn in the examination will count 80% and your year mark will count 20%. For example, if you earn 70% together for the compulsory assignments and 48% for the examination, your final mark will be 52.4%. Thus (70% x 20%) = 14% and (48% x 80%) = 38.4%. Final mark is 14% + 38.4% = 52.4%. You will undoubtedly realise the importance of commencing your study programme early so that you can earn a good year mark. NOTE: Failure to submit assignment 1 will result in the student not being admitted to the examination. A sub-minimum of 40% in the examination is required. The year mark will not count in the case where the sub-minimum of 40% was not obtained. 7.4 Assignments 7.4.1 Commentaries and feedback on assignments You will receive the correct answers automatically for multiple-choice questions. However, solutions to compulsory assignments will be sent to all students registered for this module in a follow-up tutorial letter, and not only to those students who submitted the assignments. As soon as you have received the solutions, please check your answers. The assignments and the solutions to these assignments constitute an important part of your learning and should help you to be better prepared for the next assignment and the examination. 7.4.2 General remarks Please note: Enquiries about assignments (e.g. whether or not the University has received your assignment or the date on which an assignment was returned to you) must be addressed via e-mail ([email protected]

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