Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 hours per week |
Total Time Commitment: 10 hours per week
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Sandrine Balbo, Dr Simon Milton
Semester 1: Dr Simon Milton
Semester 2: Sandrine Helene,
This subject introduces the fundamental processes for identifying information systems requirements, leading to the specification and design of information systems or the selection of commercial off-the-shelf packages to support business processes. Students will gain experience in the tools and techniques for the initial stages of these analysis and design cycles.
Topics will include analysis tools and techniques, data and process modelling and systems development methodologies.
At the conclusion of this subject, students should be able to:
1- explain the systems approach to using ICT to solve business problems
2- describe and apply requirements gathering techniques
3- use appropriate modelling techniques to best understand a business context and need for an information system
4- write reports documenting information systems requirements
5- compare and contrast different systems development methodologies
6- select and justify using a systems development methodology to solve a business problem
7- initiate a case that justifies the purchase of commercial off-the-shelf(COTS) packages.
2 x Written Reports: Report 1 to be 20 pages due mid semester and Report 2 to be 25 pages due end of semester (65%).
3 x written critique of reports: Critique 1 to be 3 pages due mid semester; Critique 2 to be 3 pages due week 8; Critique 3 to be 4 pages due end of semester.
Avison, D. and Fitzgerald, G. Information Systems Development: Methodologies, Techniques and Tools, McGraw-Hill, 2006.
|Recommended Texts:||A reading pack will be made available.|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Students should have honed generic skills such as clear thinking, improved reading and writing, enhanced ability to work in a team of people, and presentation skills.
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Bachelor of Information Systems (Degree with Honours) |
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems
Master of Science (Information Systems)
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