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Unit description

Develops awareness of the techniques, tools and methods of information systems analysis and design in a business environment. Develops analytical skills in the systems development lifecycle including: system requirements analysis, problem identification, feasibility assessment and case analysis. Provides insight into the specifications and management of socio-technical issues.

Unit content

Topic 1: Information systems: concepts, development approaches and project management

Topic 2: Systems planning, feasibility analysis and risk management

Topic 3: Determining requirements

Topic 4: Analysing requirements: use cases and entities

Topic 5: Modelling requirements and alternatives for implementation

Topic 6: System design, implementation and support

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1describe the activities involved in the System Development Life Cycle for a computer-based information systemKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2simulate the role of the systems analyst with respect to the analysis, design and implementation of information systemsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3analyse the feasibility and risks associated with information systems design and developmentIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4apply various techniques to the analysis of current systems and modelling of future systems, as well as use a range of analysis and design tools and techniquesIntellectual rigourLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
5produce project management chartsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
6describe quality assurance procedures in software development.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the activities involved in the System Development Life Cycle for a computer-based information system
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. simulate the role of the systems analyst with respect to the analysis, design and implementation of information systems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. analyse the feasibility and risks associated with information systems design and development
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. apply various techniques to the analysis of current systems and modelling of future systems, as well as use a range of analysis and design tools and techniques
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. produce project management charts
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. describe quality assurance procedures in software development.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Needed from Week 1: Satzinger, J, Jackson, R & Burd, S, 2016, Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World, 7th edn, Cengage Learning, Boston MA. ISBN: 978-1-305-11720-4.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Discussion board10%
Report35%
Presentation10%
Report45%
Notice

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Fee information

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