Accounting Information Systems

10 Units

Examines the theory and practice of Accounting Information Systems. Covers all aspects of the use of information technology to support the contemporary organisation, with particular emphasis on support for Accounting and Finance. Industry-focused case studies and detailed practical exercises are used to underpin the conceptual models used to describe the elements of modern accounting support systems.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Semester 2 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a strong knowledge of the applications of a computer-based accounting system.
  2. Appreciate the nature of the interactions between the traditional accounting applications and other transaction management systems.
  3. Use technology-assisted tools for project control, audit, financial analysis and reporting.
  • Components of business information systems
  • Information systems selection, development and implementation
  • Enterprise Wide Information systems (ERP)
  • Evaluation of information systems, including formal audit
  • Adding value, using technology to support decision making
  • Managing the System Development Life Cycle.
Assumed Knowledge Master of Professional Accounting students must have successfully completed PACC6000 prior to enrolling in this course. ACFI6000 Financial Accounting 1
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Article Critique
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies
  • Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

Sydney Elizabeth Street

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Computer Laboratory will also incorporate Workshops.


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for INFT6500
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