School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Systems Analysis
  • Unit Code

    CSI1241
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Syed Mohammed ISLAM

Description

Understanding of the components of systems analysis: definition of a system, the role of and context of systems analysis, interfacing with the user; the life cycle of a management information system from the feasibility study through to the post-implementation audit. Applying skills by fact gathering, interviewing, presenting, group working, documenting an existing system; analysis techniques involving use cases, state diagrams, data modelling, data from diagrams, data dictionaries, decision tables, web page, screen and report design.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate evidence of the knowledge set and skill set required by the systems analyst.
  2. Describe and store data to assist systems development.
  3. Design the interface of a computer system.
  4. Model the flow of computer systems.
  5. Produce the specification of a computer system.
  6. Specify business processes and business rules.

Unit Content

  1. Context of systems analysis: Project life cycle, scheduling, time management, project planning, costs and benefits.
  2. Data dictionaries including elementary and composite, file, entity and object definitions.
  3. Human factors in systems design.
  4. Modelling techniques: Business rules, normalisation, entity analysis, data flow diagrams, navigation diagrams.
  5. Navigation in systems design.
  6. Skills of the analyst:Interviews, presentations, technical report writing, group working, problem solving, data gathering.
  7. System models: Scoping, boundaries, physical and logical models, domain of change, human-machine boundary.
  8. Tools for expressing logic:Structured English, decision tables, decision trees, Nassi-Schneiderman, flowcharts, state diagrams.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, class workshops and project work.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
TestOn-line test 10%
ReportGroup report30%
TestMid-semester Test20%
Examination ^Final Examination40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
TestOn-line Test10%
ReportGroup report30%
TestMid-semester Test20%
Examination ^Final Examination40%

^ Mandatory to Pass


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Systems Analysis
  • Unit Code

    CSI1241
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Syed Mohammed ISLAM

Description

Understanding of the components of systems analysis: definition of a system, the role of and context of systems analysis, interfacing with the user; the life cycle of a management information system from the feasibility study through to the post-implementation audit. Applying skills by fact gathering, interviewing, presenting, group working, documenting an existing system; analysis techniques involving use cases, state diagrams, data modelling, data from diagrams, data dictionaries, decision tables, web page, screen and report design.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate evidence of the knowledge set and skill set required by the systems analyst.
  2. Describe and store data to assist systems development.
  3. Design the interface of a computer system.
  4. Model the flow of computer systems.
  5. Produce the specification of a computer system.
  6. Specify business processes and business rules.

Unit Content

  1. Context of systems analysis: Project life cycle, scheduling, time management, project planning, costs and benefits.
  2. Data dictionaries including elementary and composite, file, entity and object definitions.
  3. Human factors in systems design.
  4. Modelling techniques: Business rules, normalisation, entity analysis, data flow diagrams, navigation diagrams.
  5. Navigation in systems design.
  6. Skills of the analyst:Interviews, presentations, technical report writing, group working, problem solving, data gathering.
  7. System models: Scoping, boundaries, physical and logical models, domain of change, human-machine boundary.
  8. Tools for expressing logic:Structured English, decision tables, decision trees, Nassi-Schneiderman, flowcharts, state diagrams.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, class workshops and project work.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
TestOn-line test 10%
ReportGroup report30%
TestMid-semester Test20%
Examination ^Final Examination40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
TestOn-line Test10%
ReportGroup report30%
TestMid-semester Test20%
Examination ^Final Examination40%

^ Mandatory to Pass


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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