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COIT20248 - Information Systems Analysis and Design

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Information systems and design is a complex, challenging and stimulating organizational process that a team of business and systems professionals uses to develop and maintain computer-based information systems. In this unit students will learn information analysis and logical specification of the system development process. Students will learn how understanding user-centred design and task-centred design are fundamental to good systems design. In order to understand these concepts, students will study how to determine user-requirements, and demonstrate that understanding through designing web-interfaces. Students will learn how understanding user-centred design and task-centred design are fundamental to good systems design. In order to understand these concepts, students will study how to determine user-requirements, and demonstrate that understanding through designing web-interfaces. Software Reuse is an important concept which must be taken into account when developing an Information System. Through case studies and practical examples the student will study the phases in the systems development life cycle (determining the user requirements, developing a systems proposal, designing the system) and apply the key principles to the implementation of system development problems in organisations. The organisational context of systems analysis and design and the iterative nature of the analysis and design process will be explored. Note: If you have completed unit COIS20025 then you cannot take this unit.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
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 - 2014

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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. Practical and Written Assessment 30%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment 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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 30.95% 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: Through Moodle Site
Feedback
The portal should have videos which will help the students in learning the subject more effectively.
Recommendation
To create videos for lectures.
Action Taken
Lecture videos were made available to students on Moodle.
Source: Through Moodle site
Feedback
Students requested more constructive feedback.
Recommendation
All tutors and markers will be asked to provide detailed constructive feedback so that students can learn from it.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Through Moodle site
Feedback
Some students sought additional help with academic writing.
Recommendation
Invite Academic Learning Center (ALC) to run workshop in class and to provide tips on academic writing.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify and apply core principles of information systems analysis and design process.
  2. Analyse different stages through which information systems are developed.
  3. Apply the tools used in modelling workplace information flows so that they can be implemented in the systems.
  4. Employ the tools, techniques, and methods to produce requirement specifications, and provide an academic and practical argument to defend the solution.
  5. Assess the impact of the intended target audience on the design of a user interface.
  6. Develop specifications for an information systems with limited scope.
  7. Apply systems analysis and design techniques for problem solving in the organizational context for a system development.

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)
  • Requirements Definition and Management (REQM)
  • Business Modelling (BSMO)
  • Data Analysis (DTAN)
  • Systems Design (DESN)
  • Database/Repository Design (DBDS)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
3 - Examination