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Systems Analysis and Modelling (11486.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


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This unit applies the theory of information systems analysis and modelling to the specification of IT-supported organisational systems. It integrates the students' knowledge of database design and human-computer interaction with functional and situational requirements to produce coherent systems specification. 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 analysts 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 (UML) based specification for the technical system and a design for the organisational system. It examines the role of analysis and modelling in various systems development life cycles.

This unit may be co-taught with 6677 Systems Analysis and Modelling G.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

1. Analyse IT-supported processes and hence derive appropriate system models;

2. Use abstraction as a modelling device;

3. Use international standard systems description paradigms and languages;

4. Explain the role of analysis within various systems development life cycles;

5. Understand the role of systems models in the synthesis of systems; and

6. Apply tools for managing analysis processes.

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Contact Hours

Up to 39 hours per semester.





Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

6677 Systems Analysis and Modelling G

Equivalent Units

6365 Systems Analysis and Modelling

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