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

Overview

Information systems analysis and design is a complex, challenging and stimulating organisational process, that a team of business and systems professionals use to develop and maintain computer-based information systems. In this unit, you will learn the importance of responding to and anticipating problems through the innovative use of systems development process. You will learn how understanding user-centered design and task-centered design are fundamental to good systems design. In order to understand these concepts, you will study how to determine user-requirements and convert user requirements to system design. You will demonstrate this understanding by designing web-interfaces of given case studies and practical examples. You will study different phases of the systems development life cycle, which includes developing a system proposal, determining user requirements, designing a system and applying key principles to the implementation of a system. You will also explore the organisational context and the iterative nature of systems analysis and design.

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

Anti-Requisites: COIS20025 Systems Development Overview. Students who have studied COIS20025 in the past cannot take COIT20248.

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 - 2018

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. Project (applied)
Weighting: 30%
2. Project (applied)
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 Teaching team feedback

Feedback

Student engagement with the unit content via the assessment is inconsistent throughout the term

Recommendation

Redesign the assessment regime to ensure students engage with the unit content over the whole term.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Develop requirements, specifications and provide academic and practical arguments to defend the solutions by employing core principles of information system analysis and design
  2. Develop prototypes for computer based information systems demonstrating initiative and problem-solving judgement to meet client briefs
  3. Employ effective interpersonal and professional skills to collaborate with and influence team members to achieve a negotiated team outcome while maintaining responsibility and accountability for their own learning and work
  4. Analyse critically and reflect on the alternative methodologies used in developing business information systems
  5. Critically analyse and evaluate different modelling techniques for developing business information systems.

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 Analytics (INAN)
  • Systems Design (DESN)
  • User Experience Design (HCEV)
  • IT Strategy and Planning (ITSP)
  • Systems Design (DESN)
  • Business Modelling (BSMO)

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
1 - Project (applied) - 30%
2 - Project (applied) - 30%
3 - Examination - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 - Project (applied) - 30%
2 - Project (applied) - 30%
3 - Examination - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Analysis and Design of Information Systems 3rd (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 6th (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

Copies are available for purchase from the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code).

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: 05 Nov 2018

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: 12 Nov 2018

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: 19 Nov 2018

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: 26 Nov 2018

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: 03 Dec 2018

Module/Topic

Break Week

Chapter

Revise all chapters completed so far and work on Assignment 1

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 5 Begin Date: 10 Dec 2018

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: 17 Dec 2018

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


Assignment 1 - Project (applied) Due: Week 6 Friday (21 Dec 2018) 8:00 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Dec 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: 07 Jan 2019

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: 14 Jan 2019

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


Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Jan 2019

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: 28 Jan 2019

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


Assignment 2 - Project (applied) Due: Week 11 Friday (1 Feb 2019) 8:00 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Feb 2019

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


Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Feb 2019

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Term Specific Information

Unit Coordinator

A/Prof Rajesh Sarin

Level 21 / 160 Ann Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000

Phone - 07 3295 1141

Email: r.sarin@cqu.edu.au


Assessment Tasks

1 Project (applied)

Assessment Title
Assignment 1 - Project (applied)

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 (21 Dec 2018) 8:00 pm AEST

Assessment 1 is Due Friday of week 6 at 20:00 hours AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Friday (11 Jan 2019)

Marking & feedback of 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. Approaches 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
  • Develop requirements, specifications and provide academic and practical arguments to defend the solutions by employing core principles of information system analysis and design
  • Critically analyse and evaluate different modelling techniques for developing business information systems.


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

2 Project (applied)

Assessment Title
Assignment 2 - Project (applied)

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. Provide an introduction
  2. Find out all Critical Use Cases
  3. Draw Context Level diagram.
  4. Draw Level 0 data flow diagram depicting all the business process description provided.
  5. Draw ERD showing all required entities and its relationships.
  6. Draw CRUD diagram.
  7. Provide a prototype of website design and architecture you have developed based on the case study.
  8. 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.
  9. Provide conclusion and summary of the project
  10. Deliver a presentation

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 (1 Feb 2019) 8:00 pm AEST

Assessment 2 is Due Friday of week 11 at 20:00 hours AEST.


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (15 Feb 2019)

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


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Marking Criteria of Assessment:

  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 Group

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 platform.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Develop prototypes for computer based information systems demonstrating initiative and problem-solving judgement to meet client briefs
  • Employ effective interpersonal and professional skills to collaborate with and influence team members to achieve a negotiated team outcome while maintaining responsibility and accountability for their own learning and work


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).
Closed Book
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