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COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design
Information Systems Analysis and Design
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General Information

Overview

Information systems and design is a complex, challenging and stimulating organizational process that a team of business and systems professionals uses to develop and maintain computer-based information systems. In this unit students will learn information analysis and logical specification of the system development process. Students will learn how understanding user-centred design and task-centred design are fundamental to good systems design. In order to understand these concepts, students will study how to determine user-requirements, and demonstrate that understanding through designing web-interfaces. Students will learn how understanding user-centred design and task-centred design are fundamental to good systems design. In order to understand these concepts, students will study how to determine user-requirements, and demonstrate that understanding through designing web-interfaces. Software Reuse is an important concept which must be taken into account when developing an Information System. Through case studies and practical examples the student will study the phases in the systems development life cycle (determining the user requirements, developing a systems proposal, designing the system) and apply the key principles to the implementation of system development problems in organisations. The organisational context of systems analysis and design and the iterative nature of the analysis and design process will be explored. Note: If you have completed unit COIS20025 then you cannot take this unit.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 8
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Examination
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Through Moodle Site Students feedback

Feedback

Requirements for assessment task should be more clear

Recommendation

Provide more detail requirements for the assessments.

Feedback from Through Moodle Site Students feedback

Feedback

Positive comments on course structure and engagement

Recommendation

Continue with the best practices of teaching this unit.

Feedback from Through Moodle Site Students feedback

Feedback

There was enough clarity in teachings and the presentations and hence there would be no need for any improvement

Recommendation

Continue with the best practices of teaching this unit.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Identify and apply core principles of information systems analysis and design process.
  2. Analyse different stages through which information systems are developed.
  3. Apply the tools used in modelling workplace information flows so that they can be implemented in the systems.
  4. Employ the tools, techniques, and methods to produce requirement specifications, and provide an academic and practical argument to defend the solution.
  5. Assess the impact of the intended target audience on the design of a user interface.
  6. Develop specifications for an information systems with limited scope.
  7. Apply systems analysis and design techniques for problem solving in the organizational context for a system development.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:

  • Information Analysis (INAN)
  • Business Analysis (BUAN)
  • Requirements Definition and Management (REQM)
  • Business Modelling (BSMO)
  • Data Analysis (DTAN)
  • Systems Design (DESN)
  • Database/Repository Design (DBDS)

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical and Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Examination - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical and Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Examination - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Analysis and Design of Information Systems third Edition (2010)

Authors: Arthur M. Langer
Springer- verlag
London London , London , England
ISBN: 978-1-84628-654-4
Binding: Paperback
Prescribed

Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design Sixth Edition (2015)

Authors: Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George, Jeffery A. Hoffer
Pearson Education Limited
New Jersey New Jersey , New Jersey , USA
ISBN: 10:1-292-07661-5
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information


IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Visio
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Rajesh Sarin Unit Coordinator
r.sarin@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 06 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

Define Information Systems analysis and design, modern approaches to systems analysis and design, sources of software.

Chapter

Chapter 1, 2, from Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, by Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George, Jeffery A. Hoffer, Sixth Edition 2013, Pearson.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 13 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

System Planning and Selection and Managing the Information Systems Project

Chapter

Chapter 3 and 4, from Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, by Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George, Jeffery A. Hoffer, Sixth Edition 2013, Pearson.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 20 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

Determining System Requirements and Developing Use Cases

Chapter

Chapter 5, from Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, by Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George, Jeffery A. Hoffer, Sixth Edition 2013, Pearson

CRO for Developing Use Cases

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 27 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

Structuring System Requirements: Process Modelling

Chapter

Chapter 6,from Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, by Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George, Jeffery A. Hoffer, Sixth Edition 2013, Pearson

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 04 Dec 2017

Module/Topic

Break Week

Chapter

Revise all chapters completed so far and work on Assignment 1

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 11 Dec 2017

Module/Topic

Structuring System Requirements: Conceptual Data Modelling, OO Analysis and Design

Chapter

Chapter 7,Appendix A,from Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, by Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George, Jeffery A. Hoffer, Sixth Edition 2013, Pearson

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 18 Dec 2017

Module/Topic

Designing the Human Interface, Agile Methodologies

Chapter

Chapter 8 Appendix B from Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, by Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George, Jeffery A. Hoffer, Sixth Edition 2013, Pearson

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 1 Due


Practical and Written Assessment Due: Week 6 Friday (22 Dec 2017) 8:00 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 01 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Designing Databases, Data Warehousing

Chapter

Chapter 9 from Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, by Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George, Jeffery A. Hoffer, Sixth Edition 2013, Pearson and, Chapter 15 as CRO from Analysis and Design of Information Systems, by Arthur M. Langer, Third Edition 2008, Springer.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 08 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Systems Implementation and Operation

Chapter

Chapter 10 from Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, by Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George, Jeffery A. Hoffer, Sixth Edition 2013, Pearson

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 15 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Website Design and Architecture

Chapter

Chapter 16 from Analysis and Design of Information Systems, by Arthur M. Langer, Third Edition 2008, Springer.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Return of marked assignment 1

Week 10 Begin Date: 22 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Concepts of ISO 9000

Chapter

Chapter 17 from Analysis and Design of Information Systems, by Arthur M. Langer, Third Edition 2008, Springer.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 29 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Business Process Reengineering

Chapter

Chapter 13 from Analysis and Design of Information Systems, by Arthur M. Langer, Third Edition 2008, Springer.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 2 Due


Presentation and Written Assessment Due: Week 11 Friday (2 Feb 2018) 8:00 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Feb 2018

Module/Topic

Analysis of Case study

Chapter

Appendix A Case Study from Analysis and Design of Information Systems, by Arthur M. Langer, Third Edition 2008, Springer.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Feb 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Feb 2018

Module/Topic

Exam Week

Chapter

Exam Week

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Unit Coordinator

AProf Rajesh Sarin

Level 21, 160 Ann Street, Brisbane, QLD 400

Phone: 07 3295 1141

Email: r.sarin@cqu.edu.au

Assessment Tasks

1 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical and Written Assessment

Task Description

Assignment 1 is an individual assessment. You will plan and manage the project as well as investigate and document its systems requirements. For your Assignment 1 submission, you will produce a report that discusses the project based on your understanding of it and the related investigation results through the tasks given. The structure of the report and the case study will be provided to you on Moodle in week 1. This assignment will assess the unit knowledge gained between week 1 and week 5 about different facets of information system analysis and design.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Friday (22 Dec 2017) 8:00 pm AEST

Assignment 1 is due on week 6 Friday at 20:00 AEST.


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Friday (12 Jan 2018)

2 weeks - moderation & marking Assignment 1 will be returned to you via Moodle


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Assignment 1 Assessment Criteria: (The details of individual tasks will be provided on Moodle in Week 1 )

1. Introduction (5 marks)

2. Approach to Systems Development - Task 1 (10 Marks)

3. Systems Requirements - Task 2 (15 Marks)

4. Project Cost Benefit Analysis - Task 3 (15 Marks)

5. Project Schedule - Task 4 (20 Marks)

6. System Information Requirement Investigation Techniques – Task 5 (25 Marks)

7. Reflections and Conclusions (5 marks)

8. Reference (5 marks)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Assignment 1 is an individual assessment. Please submit it online using Moodle platform.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Identify and apply core principles of information systems analysis and design process.
  • Analyse different stages through which information systems are developed.
  • Apply the tools used in modelling workplace information flows so that they can be implemented in the systems.
  • Employ the tools, techniques, and methods to produce requirement specifications, and provide an academic and practical argument to defend the solution.
  • Assess the impact of the intended target audience on the design of a user interface.
  • Develop specifications for an information systems with limited scope.
  • Apply systems analysis and design techniques for problem solving in the organizational context for a system development.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

2 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Presentation and Written Assessment

Task Description

Assignment 2 is a group assignment (Max of four students in a group). Your unit knowledge gained about how to model the system requirements in both the object-oriented and traditional system analysis approaches will be assessed through the tasks in assignment 2. You need to submit a design of a website. You are to complete the following task in the order given based on the case study provided to you on Moodle:

1. Find out all Critical Use Cases

2. Draw Context Level diagram.

3. Draw Level 0 data flow diagram depicting all the business process description provided.

4. Draw ERD showing all required entities and its relationships.

5. Draw CRUD diagram.

6. Provide a prototype of website design and architecture you have developed based on the case study.

7. Individual group member need to write one page towards their own contribution for the development of the project. Individual contribution should focus on what they did and how they did it. Students are also required to write difficulties and challenges they faced while doing their allocated task.

During Week 11, there will be a presentation based on the case study. Please refer to the unit Moodle website for detailed information about this assignment.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Friday (2 Feb 2018) 8:00 pm AEST

Assignment 2 is due on week 11 Friday at 20:00 AEST.


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Friday (16 Feb 2018)

The marking team will do the best to return assignment 2 to students before the examination.


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Marking Assessment Criteria:

1. Introduction (5 Marks)

2.Find out all Critical Use Cases (5 Marks)

3. Draw Context Level diagram. (5 Marks)

4. Draw Level 0 data flow diagram depicting all the business process description provided. (5 Marks)

5. Draw ERD showing all required entities and its relationships. (5)

6. Draw CRUD diagram. (5 Marks)

7. Provide a prototype of website design and architecture you have developed based on the case study.(10 Marks)

8. Details of individual group members contribution towards the development of the project. (10 Marks)

9. Conclusion and summary (5 Marks)

10. Presentation (45 Marks)

During Week 11, there will be a presentation based on the case study. Please refer to the unit Moodle website for detailed information about this assignment.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
This is a group assignment. Only one member will submit their file with detailed description of individual tasks done. All members will write a page on their own contribution towards this assessment.Merge all files in one document and upload it on Moodle plateform.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Identify and apply core principles of information systems analysis and design process.
  • Analyse different stages through which information systems are developed.
  • Apply the tools used in modelling workplace information flows so that they can be implemented in the systems.
  • Employ the tools, techniques, and methods to produce requirement specifications, and provide an academic and practical argument to defend the solution.
  • Assess the impact of the intended target audience on the design of a user interface.
  • Develop specifications for an information systems with limited scope.
  • Apply systems analysis and design techniques for problem solving in the organizational context for a system development.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
40%

Length
180 minutes

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
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