Systems Analysis and Design

Subject 615-245 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 lectures per week; a 2-hour workshop and a 1-hour practical per week
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: 615-230 Database Concepts and 615-240 Concepts in Software Development II.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: Students cannot gain credit for both this subject and 615-382.
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Dr Rachelle Bosua
Subject Overview:

This subject introduces the fundamental processes of identifying requirements for specifying and designing information systems. Students will gain experience in the tools and techniques for all stages of the analysis and design cycle. Topics may include analysis techniques, data modeling, feasibility assessment, process modelling, automated support tools including computer aided software engineering (CASE), database design and specification, prototyping, and systems development methodologies.

At the completion of this subject, students should:

  • understand structured and object-oriented software development;

  • be able to apply appropriate techniques to different stages of software life cycle;

  • have hands-on experience with software development tools for systems analysis and design; and

  • be able to participate in team projects involving analysis and design of medium-scale information systems.

In addition to the subject-related skills, students should acquire or extend other valuable, generic skills. These include:

  • analytical skills that help them structure complex systems into manageable pieces; and

  • team management skills.

Assessment: Group project work due during the semester (50%); a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (50%). Satisfactory completion of both project work and the examination is necessary to pass the subject.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Notes: Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 degree), BASc or a combined BSc course (except for the BSc/ BIS) will receive science credit for the completion of this subject

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Information Systems

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