UE Code : IM1-OI-INFO Academic year : 2016-2017

Information on the course unit

Program / Education :

Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering / Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering

Level :

First year of Master of Science in Engineering

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Semester :


Total Hours :

18.00 (Hours of teaching + individual study)


Objectives :

-To offer students a broad knowledge base on the changes and growing need in business for Business Informatics & Business Intelligence (BI)
-To train students how to be a project owner on IT (IS) projects
-To introduce students to CRM software (Vtiger)

Contents :

1. Changing IT requirements in various value chains of the agricultural sector (traceability in agriculture and agri-food fields, ISO 22000 Standards and food safety, genetics, etc.). Effect on business operations

2. IT project management
- Challenges of an IT project
- Managing an IT Project (project specifications, etc.)
- Derivatives and risk management of an IT project
- The key steps of a project – Project Ownership (PoW)/Project Management (PMG)

3. Customer Relationship Management (CRM): Concepts and applications
4. BI and Reporting: Concepts and applications

Prerequisites :

Teaching methods :

4 Lectures (CM): Of which 2 are introductory lectures to the module followed by 2 Lectures (CM) on IT project management

6 Lecture – Seminar (CM-TD): Methodological inputs on Electronic Data Management (EDM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Business Informatics (BI) tools followed by a case study with the Vtiger open source software (analysis and design of a billing process and transformation process in an agri-food process)


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1st year of Master of Science in Engineering

The 1st year of Master of Science in Engineering includes common core courses, majors and inter-major courses.

Majors: students will choose only one major according to his background

• Vine and Wine: sustainable productions and international market (ViVi)
• Food processing, food science, nutrition and quality (TAQ)
• Crop production and agroecology (PVA)
• Environmental and sustainable Engineering (IED)
• Animal production: livestock farming and livestock industry (PA)
• Business management, corporate consultancy and international trade and Markets (PCE/CMI)

Common core courses (CC) are engineering tools and Social Sciences. All of them are compulsory.

Inter-major modules (MIM): students will choose only one according to their major