COIT11226 - Systems Analysis
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit develops 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

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
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 1 - 2017
  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Distance
  • Melbourne
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney
  • Townsville

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

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.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Practical and 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 Procedures 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.

Feedback Source Recommendation
More tutorial questions to discuss email MoreTutorial questions should be discussed
Flex students require MS Project Access Email and forum One year free subscription is now available. Students can download it from the Web. This should be written in the course website
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe, discuss and apply systems analysis techniques.
  2. Apply fact-finding techniques in the analysis phase of the SDLC.
  3. Model the existing system/environment using appropriate techniques.
  4. Document the analysis phase of the SDLC 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)
  • Database/Repository Design (DBDS)
  • Testing (TEST)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Examination  

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
5. Team Work        
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural 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
1 - Written Assessment        
2 - Practical and Written Assessment      
3 - Examination        

Prescribed Textbooks

Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World
Author/s: John Satzinger,Robert Jackson,Stephen Burd Year: 2015
Edition: Seventh Edition Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
City: Boston State: MA
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Microsoft Visio (or similar)
  • 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 CoordinatorLisa Soon (l.soon@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 06-03-2017

From Beginning to End: An Overview of Systems Analysis and Design





Chapter 1










Week 2 13-03-2017

Approaches to system development.





Chapter 10










Week 3 20-03-2017

The Role of the Systems Analyst.





Online chapter A










Week 4 27-03-2017

Project Planning and Project Management





Chapter 11










Week 5 03-04-2017

Project Management Techniques





Online Chapter C












Vacation Week 10-04-2017














Week 6 17-04-2017

Investigating System Requirements





Chapter 2










Written Assessment Due Monday (17 Apr 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Identifying User Stories and Use Cases





Chapter 3










Week 8 01-05-2017

Domain Modelling





Chapter 4










Week 9 08-05-2017

Use Case Modelling





Chapter 5










Week 10 15-05-2017

Designing the User Interface





Chapter 8










Week 11 22-05-2017

Deploying the New System





Chapter 14










Practical and Written Assessment Due Monday (22 May 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 12 29-05-2017

Revision





All covered unit materials including all chapters above.







Exam Preparation (Exam: 40%)





Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017














Unit Coordinator: Dr Lisa Soon
Office Location:
Level 1, 538 Flinders Street West
Townsville QLD 4810
Note: For all inquiries, please send me an email. Phone me whenever needed. Please leave a message or email me, if unavailable.
Phone: +61 07 4726 5317 Ext 55317

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Assessment 1 is an individual assessment.

Assessment 1 tasks are related to what students have learnt between week 1 and week 5 about systems analysis in this unit. It is designed to assess students' understanding of systems analysis for a given system project.

Assessment 1 will be made available on Moodle in week 3.
Assessment Due Date Week 6 Monday (17-Apr-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Please submit all assessments online through Moodle. Late submissions are subject to the university late submission penalty.
Return Date to Students Week 8 Monday (01-May-2017)
Assessments will be returned through Moodle. Late submissions with or without extension approvals will be returned after the above date.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment details will be provided on the Moodle Website in week 3.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

1. Describe, discuss and apply systems analysis techniques.

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

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

8. Ethical practice



2 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Practical and Written Assessment
Task Description

Assessment 2 is an individual assessment.

The concepts in Assessments 1 and 2 are inter-related and useful in any systems development project.

Assessment 2 tasks test all students what they have learnt between weeks 6 and 10 about different modelling diagrams in object-oriented systems analysis. In assessment 2, each student will investigate the information system requirements in each assigned tasks and document the analysis results using modelling diagrams.

Assessment 2 will be made available on Moodle in week 3.

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Monday (22-May-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Please submit all assessments online through Moodle. Late submissions are subject to the university late submission penalty policy.
Return Date to Students Exam Week Monday (12-Jun-2017)
Any student who submits an assessment late with or without an assignment extension approval will receive the returned assignment later than the above date.
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment details and Case study will be provided on the Moodle Website. The assessment criteria are:

  • Cover Page - Mandatory
  • Introduction 10 marks
  • Investigation and justification of the techniques 20 marks
  • Modelling 50 marks
  • Conclusions and recommendations 10 marks
  • References 10 marks
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

All assignments must be submitted online via Moodle.

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

1. Describe, discuss and apply systems analysis techniques.

2. Apply fact-finding techniques in the analysis phase of the SDLC.

3. Model the existing system/environment using appropriate techniques.

4. Document the analysis phase of the SDLC by preparing analysis and user requirements reports.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Length 180 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. Describe, discuss and apply systems analysis techniques.

3. Model the existing system/environment using appropriate techniques.

4. Document the analysis phase of the SDLC by preparing analysis and user requirements reports.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical practice


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