Implementing ICT Enabled Systems

Subject ISYS30009 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 contact hours
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
Prerequisites: .
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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.
This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Dr Rachelle Bosua, Dr Simon Milton


Subject Overview:

This subject introduces the fundamental processes leading to the specification and design of a system, or leading to 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 including requirements specification. Students will also gain experience in planning a change project to support a business process using ICT. Topics will include analysis tools and techniques, data and process modelling and project planning and management leading to implementation of an ICT-based system.


At the completion of the subject, students should be able to:

  • use appropriate modeling techniques to best understand a business context and need for an ICT-enabled system
  • describe and apply requirements gathering techniques
  • write business reports documenting the requirements for an ICT-enabled system
  • initiate a case that justifies the purchase of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) packages.
  • plan a project to implement an ICT-enabled system (either bought or built).
  • write a business report documenting the plan to implement an ICT-enabled system

Two group reports: Report 1: Requirements Report (20 pages, 25%) due mid-semester, Report 2: Final Report (25 pages, 20%) due end-semester. An executive group 15 minute oral presentation (10%) due end-semester.

Individual Assessment: Critiques of reports: requirements report (2 pages, 5%) and final report (3 pages, 10%); A 2-hour open book examination during the examination period (30%).

Prescribed Texts:
  • Dwyer, J. Communication in Business: Strategies and Skills, 4th Ed. Pearson Education. 2009
Recommended Texts:
  • Beynon-Davies, P. Information Systems Development, 3rd Ed. Palgrave 1998. (distributed by Macmillan).
  • Avison, D. and Fitzgerald, G. Information Systems Development: Methodologies, Techniques and Tools, 4th Ed, McGraw-Hill. 2006
  • Kendall, K. and Kendall, J. Systems Analysis and Design, 7th Ed, Pearson Education 2007 (International edition).
  • Schön, Donald A. The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action, Book Point. 1995
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should:

  • Have acquired moderate levels of cognitive modelling, planning and evaluation skills,
  • Be able to work collaboratively in a team,
  • Have developed their written and oral communication skills
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Information Systems
Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Information Systems

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