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

    CSI5134
  • 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

This unit explores the components of systems analysis, including the analysis of existing systems with a view to improving processes and procedures for overall improved efficiency.The unit looks at the interaction between machine and computing systems and the steps required to move from analysis to implementation to review of new systems development.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply structured techniques to the analysis of current systems and modeling of future systems.
  2. Demonstrate a systematic process for structured analysis.
  3. Design and normalise a logical file structure.
  4. Recognise the role of the systems analyst with respect to the design and implementation of computer systems.
  5. Reflect on the impact of human factors on system design, including corporate and social culture issues.

Unit Content

  1. Critical path analysis (CPA). Project management.
  2. Data dictionary and other forms of system documentation.
  3. Data flow diagrams: Data flows, data sources and destinations data stores, processes, partitioning, levelling and balancing.
  4. Feasibility studies: Project life cycle, system triggers.
  5. Human factors in systems design.
  6. Logical file structures: Bubble charts, data structure diagrams, normalisation, entity analysis.
  7. Physical file structures.
  8. Skills of the analyst: Interviews, presentations, report writing.
  9. System models: Current physical, current logical, proposed logicals, new physical, domain of change, human-machine boundary.
  10. Tools for expressing logic: Structured English, decision tables, decision trees.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, class workshops and group 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
TestOnline test20%
ReportGroup report30%
Examination ^End of semester examination 50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
TestOnline test20%
ReportGroup report30%
Examination ^End of semester examination 50%

^ 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

    CSI5134
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Syed Mohammed ISLAM

Description

This unit explores the components of systems analysis, including the analysis of existing systems with a view to improving processes and procedures for overall improved efficiency.The unit looks at the interaction between machine and computing systems and the steps required to move from analysis to implementation to review of new systems development.

Equivalent Rule

CSI4201

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply structured techniques to the analysis of current systems and modeling of future systems.
  2. Demonstrate a systematic process for structured analysis.
  3. Design and normalise a logical file structure.
  4. Recognise the role of the systems analyst with respect to the design and implementation of computer systems.
  5. Reflect on the impact of human factors on system design, including corporate and social culture issues.

Unit Content

  1. Critical path analysis (CPA). Project management.
  2. Data dictionary and other forms of system documentation.
  3. Data flow diagrams: Data flows, data sources and destinations data stores, processes, partitioning, levelling and balancing.
  4. Feasibility studies: Project life cycle, system triggers.
  5. Human factors in systems design.
  6. Logical file structures: Bubble charts, data structure diagrams, normalisation, entity analysis.
  7. Physical file structures.
  8. Skills of the analyst: Interviews, presentations, report writing.
  9. System models: Current physical, current logical, proposed logicals, new physical, domain of change, human-machine boundary.
  10. Tools for expressing logic: Structured English, decision tables, decision trees.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, class workshops and group 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
TestOnline Quiz10%
TestOnline Mid-semester Test20%
ReportGroup report30%
TestMid-semester test20%
Examination ^End of semester examination 40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
TestOnline Quiz10%
TestOnline Mid-semester Test20%
TestMid-semester test20%
ReportGroup report30%
Examination ^End of semester examination 40%

^ 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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