Australian undergraduate information systems curricula

a comparative study

Joan Richardson, Frada Burstein, Ana Hol, Rodney J Clarke, Jim McGovern

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Abstract

The paper describes the first comprehensive comparative study ofjavascript:void(0); undergraduate Information Systems (IS) degree programs in Australia using the model curricula outlined in ACM/AIS IS2010 as a reference point. The study had three broad aims: 1) to compare the Australian IS curriculum with that of other major IS education systems internationally, 2) to identify what subject areas are considered mandatory and what are considered optional in Australian IS programs, and 3) to understand if the host academic division within different disciplines (e.g. Business or Science/Engineering/Information Technology) has an influence on the variations in the subject areas offered. In a first phase, 2017 IS degree program data was obtained from university websites. In a second phase, this data was validated in consultation with academic staff from those universities offering the programs. The conclusion is that a high level of adherence to the IS2010 curricula was evident in core courses; considerable diversity was found in a long tail of non-core offerings; and the location of the host academic unit within Business or Science/Engineering/Technology influenced the subject areas offered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Information Systems Development - Designing Digitalization
EditorsBo Andersson, Björn Johansson, Chris Barry, Michael Lang, Henry Linger, Christoph Schneider
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages19-34
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783030229931
ISBN (Print)9783030229924
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Conference on Information Systems Development 2018 - Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Duration: 22 Aug 201824 Aug 2018
Conference number: 27th
http://www.isd2018.ics.lu.se/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation
PublisherSpringer
Volume34
ISSN (Print)2195-4968
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4976

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Systems Development 2018
Abbreviated titleISD2018
CountrySweden
CityLund
Period22/08/1824/08/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Academic administrative units
  • ACM/AIS 2010 model curriculum
  • Bodies of knowledge
  • Computing education
  • Core curriculum

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Richardson, J., Burstein, F., Hol, A., Clarke, R. J., & McGovern, J. (2019). Australian undergraduate information systems curricula: a comparative study. In B. Andersson, B. Johansson, C. Barry, M. Lang, H. Linger, & C. Schneider (Eds.), Advances in Information Systems Development - Designing Digitalization (pp. 19-34). (Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation; Vol. 34). Cham Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22993-1_2
Richardson, Joan ; Burstein, Frada ; Hol, Ana ; Clarke, Rodney J ; McGovern, Jim. / Australian undergraduate information systems curricula : a comparative study. Advances in Information Systems Development - Designing Digitalization. editor / Bo Andersson ; Björn Johansson ; Chris Barry ; Michael Lang ; Henry Linger ; Christoph Schneider. Cham Switzerland : Springer, 2019. pp. 19-34 (Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation).
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Richardson, J, Burstein, F, Hol, A, Clarke, RJ & McGovern, J 2019, Australian undergraduate information systems curricula: a comparative study. in B Andersson, B Johansson, C Barry, M Lang, H Linger & C Schneider (eds), Advances in Information Systems Development - Designing Digitalization. Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation, vol. 34, Springer, Cham Switzerland, pp. 19-34, International Conference on Information Systems Development 2018, Lund, Sweden, 22/08/18. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22993-1_2

Australian undergraduate information systems curricula : a comparative study. / Richardson, Joan; Burstein, Frada; Hol, Ana; Clarke, Rodney J; McGovern, Jim.

Advances in Information Systems Development - Designing Digitalization. ed. / Bo Andersson; Björn Johansson; Chris Barry; Michael Lang; Henry Linger; Christoph Schneider. Cham Switzerland : Springer, 2019. p. 19-34 (Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation; Vol. 34).

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Richardson J, Burstein F, Hol A, Clarke RJ, McGovern J. Australian undergraduate information systems curricula: a comparative study. In Andersson B, Johansson B, Barry C, Lang M, Linger H, Schneider C, editors, Advances in Information Systems Development - Designing Digitalization. Cham Switzerland: Springer. 2019. p. 19-34. (Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22993-1_2