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Unit description

Studies the techniques, tools and methods of systems analysis in a business environment. The unit aims to assist students in developing analytical skills for 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

Module 1: Development and approaches to systems development 
Module 2: Project planning
Module 3: Investigating and analysing requirements
Module 4: Modelling approaches
Module 5: Systems design
Module 6: Systems 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:
1analyse a business need for a contemporary information system.
2develop an appropriate strategy and plan for system development using Agile methodologies in a team-based environment.
3construct a variety of system description documents, including models, screen designs, and report layouts.
4communicate systems specifications, analysis and design in an effective manner as a systems analyst.

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

  1. analyse a business need for a contemporary information system.
  2. develop an appropriate strategy and plan for system development using Agile methodologies in a team-based environment.
  3. construct a variety of system description documents, including models, screen designs, and report layouts.
  4. communicate systems specifications, analysis and design in an effective manner as a systems analyst.

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Needed from Week 1: Satzinger, J, Jackson, R & Burd, S, 2015, Systems Analysis & Design in a Changing World, 7th edn, Cengage Course Technology. ISBN: 1-305-11720-4.

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio30%
Portfolio50%
Presentation20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio30%
Portfolio50%
Presentation20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio30%
Portfolio50%
Presentation20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio30%
Portfolio50%
Presentation20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio30%
Portfolio50%
Presentation20%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

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