Courses Catalogue

It Audit

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Information Technology, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Mathematics and Computing
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Course description:

This course seeks to explore how enterprise-wide IT resources can be secured, managed, and leveraged through appropriate IT governance and internal controls. The most effective way to mitigate IT-associated risks is to design and implement IT audit and control mechanism with a risk management approach. IT must be systematically organized and monitored as a resource with carefully designed and executed IT policies to maximize its impacts. After all, firms in the digital economy leverage IT to gain a competitive advantage.


Course Objective:

The objectives of this course are:

  1. To enable students to comprehend general audit, information systems audit and control, IT governance and their applications to the business environment.
  2. To enhance students’ competency towards risk management, information systems audit, assurance, business continuity planning, disaster recovery planning, and internal control.
  3. To develop students’ critical understanding of Computer Assisted Audit Tools and Techniques (CAATTs) and its business applications for data extraction and analysis.
  4. To gain insight into computer-assisted fraud and fraud detection techniques for business asset protection


Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Articulate the concepts of auditing and information systems audit and control.
  2. Apply the IS audit methodology and formulate information security policy.
  3. Evaluate the organization’s IT governance, risk management, IS control and security architecture, business continuity plan, disaster recovery plan, and propose solutions in addressing related issues.
  4. Develop knowledge and skills in the application of various types of computer- assisted audit tools and techniques.