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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.

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 core processes involved in the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for a computer based information systemIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2simulate the role of the systems analyst with respect to the analysis, design and implementation of computer systemsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3apply various techniques to the analysis of current systems and modelling of future systemsKnowledge of a discipline
4use a range of analysis and design tools and techniquesKnowledge of a discipline
5compare and contrast current trends in development of computer information systemsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
6produce project management chartsKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
7describe quality assurance and testing 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 core processes involved in the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for a computer based information system
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. simulate the role of the systems analyst with respect to the analysis, design and implementation of computer systems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. apply various techniques to the analysis of current systems and modelling of future systems
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. use a range of analysis and design tools and techniques
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. compare and contrast current trends in development of computer information systems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. produce project management charts
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  7. describe quality assurance and testing procedures in software development.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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Teaching and assessment

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