Business Systems Development

Subject 306-219 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

306-207 Business Reporting Systems / 306-207 Enterprise Information Systems (pre-2008).

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


To be advised
Subject Overview:

This subject introduces students to the main aspects of business systems development. It focuses on the main types of information systems employed in business organisations. In particular, it discusses the managerial view of data, information and knowledge; the central role of database systems in business systems; data modelling for relational and object-oriented databases; requirements identification; the specification and design of business systems; systems development methodologies including the unified development process (UDP); computer aided software engineering (CASE); and prototyping including RAD.


A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (60%) and computer-oriented assignments (40%).

Prescribed Texts:

Prescribed Texts:

To be advised.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: application of theory to practice; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information; use of computer software; accessing data and other information from a range of source.

  • Moderate level of development: oral communication; written communication; collaborative learning; problem solving; team work; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; receptiveness to alternative ideas.

  • Students may not gain credit for both 306-219 Business Systems Development and 306-319 Business Systems Development.

  • Information systems and information systems combined degree students are not permitted to gain credit for this subject.

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