Management and Information Technology


IMIT 11013

Computer & Information Systems

Status : Core Pre-requisite : G.C.E. (A/L) Co-requisite : None


On completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the evolution of computer
  • Identify basic components of an information system and appreciate range of information systems found in business world
  • Describe and explain internal structure of a computer
  • Evaluate how the computer works and its implications.

 Introduction to computer technology: various kinds of computers, functional view of a computer, hardware, hardware peripherals, communication equipment & concepts. Data representation of a computer, computer system architecture. Application software, system software, functionality of operating systems, execution cycle. Live ware - IT staff, support staff & end users.
 Lectures, supervised practical sessions, tutorials and group work.
 End-of-semester examination, continuous assessments: take home assignments & in class test

  1. Linda I. O’Leary & Timothy J. O’Leary, “Computing Essentials 2007”, 19th Edition, 2007, McGraw – Hill.
  2. William Stallings, “Computer Organization and Architecture: Designing for Performance”, 7th Edition, 2006, Prentice Hall.
  3. William Stallings, “Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles”, 5th Edition, 2005, Prentice Hall.
  4. Irv Englander “The Architecture of Computer Hardware and System Software: An Information Technology Approach “3rd Edition, 2002, John Wiley & Sons Inc