Business and Information Systems Architecture


Business and Information Systems Architecture-2024/2025

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
INFO-6084Practical Applications of ITIL2
The use and dependence on information technology is ubiquitous and permeates every industry. Students will explore the best practices, business ethics, service desk models, and communication processes necessary to support clients of information technologies. Through discussion, lab work, and case studies, students will acquire the skills required to support and manage clients and information technologies.
MGMT-6135Essential Skills for Mgmt Professionals4
This course applies the principles of professional communication in the Canadian industry. It explores intercultural communication and the characteristics of diverse worldviews. Students will identify issues involved in communications and global diversity, and develop necessary skills to create professional documents that adhere to Canadian standards. Through presentations, case studies and thematic readings, students will learn written, verbal and nonverbal skills that are essential to business management, while maintaining sensitivity to issues involving geographic, cultural, gender and ability diversity. Throughout the course, students will work both individually and in groups to build their knowledge and skills needed to demonstrate professional communication within Canadian businesses.
INFO-6085End User Operations3
As part of daily business processes, clients and IT staff must produce documents for various purposes as well as manage corporate data. Students will use the Microsoft Office Suite to craft documents, reports, presentations and maps, as well as explore an enterprise email client solution. Through discussion, lab work, and case studies, students will acquire the skills to create various types of documents, support client applications, and manage data.
ACAD-6002Graduate Success Strategies1
This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve academic and career success for graduate students. Areas of focus include college resources, study skills, and time management among other skills. The importance of Academic Integrity will be a main focus.
DEVL-6033Career Planning1
This course introduces students to the importance of personal career management. Students will learn about, practice and use career (job) search, resume writing and interview skills. Students will also complete an individual career management project.
INFO-6087Networking & Security 14
Network services are the underlying infrastructure upon which all other information technology relies on. Students will implement and analyze network operations, including securing information technologies. By way of discussion and lab work, students will configure small networks, analyze network traffic, and secure network devices.
INFO-6086Operating Systems 14
Operating systems are the underlying technologies upon which business applications and processes rely on. Students with experience among diverse platforms gain better insight into managing information technologies. Through discussion and lab work, students will install, configure, manage, and upgrade client operating systems.
INFO-6088Databases 13
The core of information technology is business data. Students with an understanding of database types and structures gain an opportunity to align business needs with database technologies. Special attention will be given to comparing the architect and purpose of various database solutions, as well as database design. Through discussion and lab work, students will consider various database solutions to meet business needs.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
INFO-6089Databases 2 & Programming4
Business data must be continuously accessible, but secured. To that end, administrators must manage the performance and security of databases, and support data-aware client applications. Students will explore best practices to managing and securing databases, and programming as a means to automate management tasks. Through discussion and lab work, students will implement and manage databases.
INFO-6090Networking & Security 24
Network services are the underlying infrastructure upon which all other information technology relies on. Students will implement complex network designs to meet business requirements and secure the edge network. By way of discussion and lab work, students will design and configure advanced network systems and implement network security.
INFO-6091Operating Systems 23
Operating systems are the underlying technologies upon which business applications and processes rely on. Students explore installing, configuring, and managing server operating systems to meet business needs. Special attention is given to securing operating systems and best management practices. Through discussion and lab work, students will install, configure, and management a server operating systems and commonly used information technology services.
INFO-6092Data Management3
Data is a foundational pillar for all IT services. By way of discussion and lab work, students will learn about, implement, configure and manage storage architectures. Specific technologies include; DAS, NAS, SAN (FC/iSCSI/FCoE), CAS and business continuity solutions.
INFO-6093Cloud Services3
Cloud services are prevalent in today's modern IT and business operations. Most organizations have been currently considering the migration to the cloud to meet their business requirements by transforming their products into cloud services. Those services will be deployed in different cloud models based on organizations' goals and preferences. In this course, the students will explore the characteristics of three main cloud services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS). They will also study the most common cloud models, including public, hybrid, and private. By way of discussion and lab work, students will learn about and manage cloud workloads within these models. Specific cloud technologies will focus on Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and container orchestration.
MGMT-6148Applied Project Management4
This course focuses on the fundamental theory and practical application of project management skills and techniques to enable the development, selection, definition, execution and closure of IT projects. Students will take a case study through the essentials of a five-phase project management process as defined by the Project Management Institute and learn about the unique challenges at each stage. Students will use task based techniques, templates and Industry standard tools, including Microsoft Project to focus on program specific cases that reinforce processes presented concurrently in the program.

Level 3
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
INFO-6094Programming 23
Students will explore advanced programming best practices to create applications, connect to secure databases, and address business requirements through analysis. Through discussion and assignments, students will apply and advance programming skills.
INFO-6095IT Architecture4
Students will learn to apply baseline models, tools and viewpoints for technical architecture domains, developing baseline technology architecture descriptions, gap analysis, roadmap design and stateful systems documentation.
INFO-6096Storage Systems4
Students will learn about the support, design, use and implementation of large scale data storage solutions for use in technology driven solutions. They will assess real world data storage implementations and design a data storage solution for a fictional company.
INFO-6097Business Solutions Architecture4
Students will develop targeted Business Architectures to identify enterprise needs that meet business goals, adjusting plans to strategic organizational direction. They will research and identify business principles, goals and needs, identifying integrations and solutions that best meet the future state of the organization.
INFO-6098Web & Mobile Systems Programming3
This course will address programming in the rapidly changing area of mobile and web systems. Students will examine wearable technologies, mobile devices and IOT systems. Using a mobile stack methodology, students will examine integrations with real-time components including GPS and health related devices.
INFO-6099Software Design & Programming3
Students will build upon previously learned programming and database skills, examining the principles involved in analysis and design. Students will learn areas of design such as UML, software analysis, software components and object design.

Level 4
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
INFO-6100Software Development & Maintenance3
Students will learn and apply the best practices associated with maintaining applications, introducing both fixes and upgrades. In addition, they will assess various licensing methodologies as well as commonly used tools for versioning control of software solutions.
INFO-6101Integrated Systems & Micro Controllers4
This course expands the student's understanding of systems, hardware and networks by applying programming skills to electromechanically systems using micro controllers. Common electromechanical areas of integration will be explored, including sensors, timers and counters.
BUSI-6010Business Intelligence & Big Data4
Students will apply previously learned skills in database systems and programming techniques by adopting those skills on large data sets. Students will evaluate the business needs of an organization, and then design and build a data warehouse, integrating a visual analytics toolkit or dashboard.
INFO-6102Enterprise Resource Planning3
Students will learn to apply their understanding of business and systems architecture through the lens of an enterprise resource planning solution. Leveraging SAP, students will be exposed to the basics of integrating multiple solutions inside of a common ERP framework.
INFO-6103Enterprise Application Modelling3
Applying skills in programming, databases and architecture, students will study the elements of Service Oriented Architecture in the application and integration of various web services, designing a multifaceted distributed application.
MGMT-6134Capstone Project6
Students, working collaboratively in small teams, will plan, design, propose, and deliver projects that integrate key concepts of systems architecture to demonstrate the culmination of their knowledge. Students will approach the project process with a real-world focus on designing new or developing and/or enhancing existing systems. Students will be expected to prepare professional-level project related documentation, presentations, and communication. Team work, problem solving, and time management skills will also be emphasized.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 22 credits in the
Program at Fanshawe to meet the Program Residency
requirement and Graduate from this Program.