COIT20248 - Information Systems Analysis and Design
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

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

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

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).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Distance
  • Melbourne
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney

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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.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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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

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced 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
7. Leadership              

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical and Written Assessment    
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment  
3 - Examination    

Prescribed Textbooks

Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design
Author/s: Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George, Jeffery A. Hoffer Year: 2015
Edition: Sixth Edition Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
City: New Jersey State: New Jersey
Country: USA
Analysis and Design of Information Systems
Author/s: Arthur M. Langer Year: 2010
Edition: third Edition Publisher: Springer- verlag
City: London State: London
Country: England
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
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IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Project
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorSanjay Jha (s.jha@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Define Information Systems analysis and design, modern approaches to systems analysis and design, sources of software.

Chapter 1, 2, from Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, by Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George, Jeffery A. Hoffer, Sixth Edition 2013, Pearson.

Week 2 17-07-2017

System Planning and Selection and Managing the Information Systems Project

Chapter 3 and 4, from Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, by Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George, Jeffery A. Hoffer, Sixth Edition 2013, Pearson.

Week 3 24-07-2017

Determining System Requirements and Developing Use Cases

Chapter 5, from Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, by Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George, Jeffery A. Hoffer, Sixth Edition 2013, Pearson

CRO for Developing Use Cases

Week 4 31-07-2017

Structuring System Requirements: Process Modelling

Chapter 6,from Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, by Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George, Jeffery A. Hoffer, Sixth Edition 2013, Pearson

Week 5 07-08-2017

Structuring System Requirements: Conceptual Data Modelling, OO Analysis and Design

Chapter 7,Appendix A,from Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, by Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George, Jeffery A. Hoffer, Sixth Edition 2013, Pearson

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Break Week

Revise all chapters completed so far and work on Assignment 1

Week 6 21-08-2017

Designing the Human Interface, Agile Methodologies

Chapter 8 Appendix B from Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, by Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George, Jeffery A. Hoffer, Sixth Edition 2013, Pearson

Assignment 1 Due

Practical and Written Assessment Due Thursday (24 Aug 17) 08:00 PM AEST
Week 7 28-08-2017

Designing Databases, Data Warehousing

Chapter 9 from Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, by Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George, Jeffery A. Hoffer, Sixth Edition 2013, Pearson and, Chapter 15 as CRO from Analysis and Design of Information Systems, by Arthur M. Langer, Third Edition 2008, Springer.

Week 8 04-09-2017

Systems Implementation and Operation

Chapter 10 from Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, by Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George, Jeffery A. Hoffer, Sixth Edition 2013, Pearson

Week 9 11-09-2017

Website Design and Architecture

Chapter 16 from Analysis and Design of Information Systems, by Arthur M. Langer, Third Edition 2008, Springer.

Return of marked assignment 1

Week 10 18-09-2017

Concepts of ISO 9000

Chapter 17 from Analysis and Design of Information Systems, by Arthur M. Langer, Third Edition 2008, Springer.

Week 11 25-09-2017

Business Process Reengineering

Chapter 13 from Analysis and Design of Information Systems, by Arthur M. Langer, Third Edition 2008, Springer.

Assignment 2 Due

Presentation and Written Assessment Due Friday (29 Sep 17) 08:00 PM AEST
Week 12 02-10-2017

Analysis of Case study

Appendix A Case Study from Analysis and Design of Information Systems, by Arthur M. Langer, Third Edition 2008, Springer.

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

Exam Week

Exam Week

Contact information for Sanjay Jha: Email: s.jha@cqu.edu.au Office: Level 6, 400 Kent Street, Sydney Campus. Please submit questions about the course through the 'Q&A' discussion forum in Moodle - that way, everyone can benefit from the questions and answers. If you have any individual queries, please email me and I'll try to get back to you within a day or so.

1 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Practical and Written Assessment
Task Description

Assignment 1 is an individual assessment. You will plan and manage the project as well as investigate and document its systems requirements. For your Assignment 1 submission, you will produce a report that discusses the project based on your understanding of it and the related investigation results through the tasks given. The structure of the report and the case study will be provided to you on Moodle in week 2. This assignment will assess the unit knowledge gained between week 1 and week 5 about different facets of information system analysis and design.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Thursday (24-Aug-2017) 08:00 PM AEST
Assignment 1 is due on week 6 Thursday at 20:00 AEST.
Return Date to Students Week 9 Friday (15-Sep-2017)
3 weeks - moderation & marking Assignment 1 will be returned to you via Moodle
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Assignment 1 Assessment Criteria: (The details of individual tasks will be provided on Moodle in Week 1 )

1. Introduction (5 marks)

2. Approach to Systems Development - Task 1 (10 Marks)

3. Systems Requirements - Task 2 (15 Marks)

4. Project Cost Benefit Analysis - Task 3 (15 Marks)

5. Project Schedule - Task 4 (20 Marks)

6. System Information Requirement Investigation Techniques – Task 5 (25 Marks)

7. Reflections and Conclusions (5 marks)

8. Reference (5 marks)

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Assignment 1 is an individual assessment. Please submit it online using Moodle platform.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

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.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility



2 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Presentation and Written Assessment
Task Description

Assignment 2 is a group assignment (Max of four students in a group). Your unit knowledge gained about how to model the system requirements in both the object-oriented and traditional system analysis approaches will be assessed through the tasks in assignment 2. You need to submit a design of a website. You are to complete the following task in the order given based on the case study provided to you on Moodle:

1. Find out all Critical Use Cases

2. Draw Context Level diagram.

3. Draw Level 0 data flow diagram depicting all the business process description provided.

4. Draw ERD showing all required entities and its relationships.

5. Draw CRUD diagram.

6. Provide a prototype of website design and architecture you have developed based on the case study.

7. Individual group member need to write one page towards their own contribution for the development of the project. Individual contribution should focus on what they did and how they did it. Students are also required to write difficulties and challenges they faced while doing their allocated task.

During Week 11, there will be a presentation based on the case study. Please refer to the unit Moodle website for detailed information about this assignment.

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (29-Sep-2017) 08:00 PM AEST
Assignment 2 is due on week 11 Friday at 20:00 AEST.
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
The marking team will do the best to return assignment 2 to students before the examination.
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Marking Assessment Criteria:

1. Introduction (5 Marks)

2.Find out all Critical Use Cases (5 Marks)

3. Draw Context Level diagram. (5 Marks)

4. Draw Level 0 data flow diagram depicting all the business process description provided. (5 Marks)

5. Draw ERD showing all required entities and its relationships. (5)

6. Draw CRUD diagram. (5 Marks)

7. Provide a prototype of website design and architecture you have developed based on the case study.(10 Marks)

8. Details of individual group members contribution towards the development of the project. (10 Marks)

9. Conclusion and summary (5 Marks)

10. Presentation (45 Marks)

During Week 11, there will be a presentation based on the case study. Please refer to the unit Moodle website for detailed information about this assignment.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

This is a group assignment. Only one member will submit their file with detailed description of individual tasks done. All members will write a page on their own contribution towards this assessment.Merge all files in one document and upload it on Moodle plateform.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

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.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - Complete an Examination
Length 120 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

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.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility


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