SCU OnlineStudy Period 2Study Period 2

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 2

  • 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

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Discussion board10%

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Fee information


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