COIT20248 - Information Systems Analysis and Design

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
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.

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 3 - 2019 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 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Project (applied) 30%
2. Project (applied) 30%
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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 42.61% 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: Through Moodle Site Students feedback
Feedback
Requirements for assessment task should be more clear
Recommendation
Provide more detail requirements for the assessments.
Action Taken
Template file and Sample assessments to students are provided.
Source: Through Moodle Site Students feedback
Feedback
Positive comments on course structure and engagement
Recommendation
Continue with the best practices of teaching this unit.
Action Taken
Continue with the best practices of teaching this unit.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Continue with the best practices of teaching this unit.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Project (applied)
2 - Project (applied)
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Project (applied)
2 - Project (applied)
3 - Examination