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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

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.

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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
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.

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
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    • GA5:
  2. simulate the role of the systems analyst with respect to the analysis, design and implementation of information systems
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. analyse the feasibility and risks associated with information systems design and development
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  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
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  5. produce project management charts
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  6. describe quality assurance procedures in software development.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • 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 teaching periods.