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.
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
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe the activities involved in the System Development Life Cycle for a computer-based information system||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||simulate the role of the systems analyst with respect to the analysis, design and implementation of information systems||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||analyse the feasibility and risks associated with information systems design and development||Intellectual rigour||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||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|5||produce project management charts||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||describe quality assurance procedures in software development.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
Study Period 6
- Needed from Week 1: John Satzinger, Robert Jackson & Stephen Burd, 2016, Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World, 7th ed, Cengage Learning, Boston MA. ISBN: 978-1-305-11720-4.
Teaching and assessment
SCU Online (intensive)
|Structured online learning|
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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