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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 3 - 2022 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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 38.95% 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: Staff
Feedback
Quizzes as part of the assessments are helpful in student learning, yet scoring high marks in quizzes requires more effort.
Recommendation
Review the workloads required and assessment weights of the quizzes.
Action Taken
Online quizzes were conducted in weeks 4, 7, 9 and 11.
Source: Staff
Feedback
Week 4 and 5 topics (cost-benefit analysis and economics of Project management) do not align with any of the ULOs. These topics are covered in depth in COIT12208.
Recommendation
Revise weekly contents to remove redundant topics (covered in other units) and to ensure the contents are aligned with the unit’s learning outcomes.
Action Taken
Cost-benefit analysis and economics of project management content have been taken out from this unit and replaced with Object-Oriented design principles.
Source: Unit coordinator
Feedback
Quizzes as part of the assessments are helpful in learning the theoretical aspects of this unit.
Recommendation
Continue using quizzes to assess theoretical aspects of the unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit coordinator
Feedback
This unit lacks group work and team building activities.
Recommendation
Consider including group-based activities in the unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Staff observation
Feedback
The unit lectures currently focus mostly on the traditional waterfall model based on the textbook.
Recommendation
Consider a textbook with coverage on modern development models.
Action Taken
Nil.
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)