Delve deeper into the techniques, tools and methods behind information systems. In this unit, you’ll analyse the feasibility and risks associated with design and development. You’ll build an awareness of the activities involved in a business, gaining insight into the socio-technical issues affecting the management of these processes.

This unit will develop your analytical skills through system requirements analysis, problem identification, feasibility assessment, chart production and case analysis. You’ll also apply various techniques to the analysis of current systems and modelling of future systems, as well as describe quality assurance procedures in software development.

In this unit, you will study:

  • Information systems: concepts, development approaches and project management
  • Systems planning, feasibility analysis and risk management
  • Determining requirements
  • Analysing requirements: Use cases and entities
  • Modelling requirements and alternatives for implementation
  • System design, implementation and support.

Learning outcomes

  • Describe the activities involved in the System Development Life Cycle for a computer-based information system
  • Simulate the role of the systems analyst with respect to the analysis, design and implementation of information systems
  • Analyse the feasibility and risks associated with information systems design and development
  • Apply various techniques to the analysis of current systems and modelling of future systems, as well as use a range of analysis and design tools and techniques
  • Produce project management charts
  • Describe quality assurance procedures in software development

Assessment

You are assessed according to the following components, each with its own weighted value against your overall result:

  • Discussion board: 10%
  • Report: 35%
  • Presentation: 10%
  • Report: 45%

Courses

You can study this unit as part of the Master of IT Management or Master of Engineering Management.

 

Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your SCU Online student advisor on 1300 589 882 for more information based on your particular circumstances.