COIT11226 - Systems Analysis

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will explore problems that require technological solutions as systems analysis involves determining what a system needs to accomplish. This unit covers concepts such as systems feasibility, user requirements elicitation, and systems modelling. You will learn how to analyse systems requirements, select and plan how to take the system through all stages of the system development life cycle.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the 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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2023

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Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 1 - 2024 Profile
Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2024 Profile
Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 3 - 2024 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 10%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 30%
4. Project (applied) 40%

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

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 61.11% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 25.52% response rate.

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.

Source: External review
Feedback
Students need to learn agile system concepts.
Recommendation
An assessment component can be introduced/modified to include the agile system methodology.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Teaching team suggestion
Feedback
Presentation style assessments.
Recommendation
To include presentation component in an assignment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: From UC and/or other teaching team members.
Feedback
A number of "free-riders" were observed in the Group Assessment.
Recommendation
Revise the marking scheme and assess the possibility of including requirements such as submitting a presentation video detailing individual contributions.
Action Taken
From 2024, the group assessment-marking scheme will be revised suitably to assess the individual student's contribution for the group assessment.
Source: From Turnitin checking.
Feedback
The problem of having some students' submissions with high Turnitin similarity indices.
Recommendation
In the beginning of the term, the UC and all teaching team members should emphasise to students that Turnitin is an effective plagiarism checking tool and there will be disciplinary actions for those students involving in plagiarism. To some extent, this will deter the number of academic misconduct cases.
Action Taken
UC has advised the students during Week 1 of the term regarding plagiarism and the penalties that will be applied.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain systems analysis concepts, terminologies, system analysis tasks, models, tools, techniques, and methodologies
  2. Select and plan appropriate models, tools, techniques, and methodologies in the systems analysis phase of a systems development project
  3. Apply information gathering techniques to derive system functionalities
  4. Construct modelling diagrams to depict system functionalities for users' requirements.

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 SFIA7 code is included:

  • Business Analysis (BUAN)
  • Requirements Definition and Management (REQM)
  • Business Modelling (BSMO)
  • Data Modelling and Design (DTAN)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Project (applied)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Project (applied)