Gold CoastSession 1,2,3Session 1,2,3

Unit description

Studies the techniques, tools and methods of systems analysis in a business environment. Aims to assist students to develop analytical skills in information requirements analysis, problem identification, feasibility assessment, data modelling, use case analysis, specifications and socio-technical issues of the systems development life-cycle.

Unit content

Topic 1: Development of Information Systems
Topic 2: Approaches to Systems Development
Topic 3: Project Management
Topic 4: Risks and Feasibility
Topic 5: Investigating Requirements
Topic 6: Analysing Requirements - Use Cases
Topic 7: Analysing Requirements - Entities
Topic 8: Modelling Approaches
Topic 9: Alternatives for Implementation
Topic 10: Systems design
Topic 11: Systems Implementation and Support
Topic 12: Current Trends in System Development

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Needed from Week 1: Satzinger, J, Jackson, R & Burd, S, 2015, Systems Analysis & Design in a Changing World, 7th edn, Cengage Course Technology. ISBN: 1-305-11720-4.

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Session 3

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Exam: closed book40%

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