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Unit: Systems Analysis and Modelling G (6677)

Level: GCredit Points: 3Contribution Band: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Availability in 2012: Not offered (Also available in: 2013, 2014)

    Syllabus

    This unit applies the theory of information systems analysis and modelling to the specification of IT-supported business processes. It describes and demonstrates the tools and techniques used to formally describe what an information system is to do, and the methods used by information systems analysis to construct these descriptions. The process of domain modelling is considered from vague systems conceptualisation using soft systems techniques through a process of refinement and verification to a 'Unified Modelling Language'- based specification. It examines the role of analysis and modelling in various systems development life cycles.

    Class Contact

    Up to 39 hours per semester.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit students should be able to: analyse IT-supported business processes and hence derive appropriate system models; use abstraction as a modelling device; use international standard systems description paradigms and languages; explain the role of analysis within various systems development life cycles; describe and discuss the role of systems models in the synthesis of systems; and apply tools for managing analysis processes.

    Referenced Courses

    • 841AA Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics
    • 844AA Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics
    • 843AA Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
    • 845AA Master of Business Informatics
    • 846AA Master of Information Technology
    • 973AA Master of Information Technology and Systems
    • 900AA Master of Technology

    Unit Level Key:

    • 1 - Offered in first year of course curriculum
    • 2 - Offered in second year of course curriculum
    • 3 - Offered in third year of course curriculum
    • 4 - Offered in fourth year of course curriculum
    • 5 - Offered in fifth year of course curriculum
    • G - Offered in graduate course curriculums
    • PG - Offered in postgraduate course curriculums
    • R - Offered in research course curriculums
    • H - Offered in honours course curriculums

     
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