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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1describe the activities involved in the System Development Life Cycle for a computer-based information system
2simulate the role of the systems analyst with respect to the analysis, design and implementation of information systems
3analyse the feasibility and risks associated with information systems design and development
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 techniques
5produce project management charts
6describe quality assurance procedures in software development.

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
  2. simulate the role of the systems analyst with respect to the analysis, design and implementation of information systems
  3. analyse the feasibility and risks associated with information systems design and development
  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
  5. produce project management charts
  6. describe quality assurance procedures in software development.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

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