COIT11226 - Systems Analysis

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will develop skills in the planning, selection, and analysis phases of the systems development lifecycle (SDLC). Topics include feasibility studies, fact-finding techniques, system modelling, project planning, and user requirements.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution 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 2 - 2019

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Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
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Sydney
Townsville
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Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 3 - 2020 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. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Examination 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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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.

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Feedback
Students find it hard to understand each specific task in Assignment 2.
Recommendation
Assignment 2 will be more clearly worded and more carefully reviewed to ensure it helps the students better understand each specific task.
Action Taken
The ideas were better expressed and clearly explained, Assignment 2 went through different rounds of reviewer feedback and 7 versions, before it was published for student use.
Source: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
Students did not realise that there were individual assignment forums as they were not shown with the other forums. They asked to make it explicit within the moodle home page.
Recommendation
Assignment forums will be made explicit within the Moodle home page. Further, the teaching staff will encourage all students to post any assignment related question to the related assignment forum for help and advice any time during the term.
Action Taken
Assignment 1 forum and Assignment 2 forum were put in a Moodle section ASSESSMENTS: INSTRUCTIONS AND DETAILS. They are also displayed after students clicked the Assignments 1 and 2 submission links. Students were advised to send related messages to Assignment 1 forum and Assignment 2 forum at the start of the term.
Source: Have Your Say survey, direct student feedback, and staff discussion
Feedback
Part A in both the two assignments required students to complete the related online quizzes as well as to participate and complete all related tutorial tasks. Students felt a larger workload from the online quizzes in this unit and requested for the online quizzes to be removed.
Recommendation
Online quizzes will be removed in both assessments. Online quizzes will remain on the unit Moodle site for student practice to help the students improve performance.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
Task requirements in the two assessments need clarity.
Recommendation
Arrange two reviewers to check through both the two assessments to improve clarity.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe, discuss and apply fact-finding, feasibility study, project planning, and user requirements techniques
  2. Model the existing system/environment using appropriate techniques
  3. Document the analysis phase of the systems development lifecycle by preparing analysis and user requirements reports.

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)
  • Data Analysis (DTAN)
  • Systems Design (DESN)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination