Advanced Information Modelling PG (6679.4)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||School of Information Systems & Accounting|
This unit examines and compares modelling techniques to come to a better understanding of the fundamental aspects of systems that the techniques attempt to capture. The unit will review traditional structured and object-oriented techniques then examine a range of advanced techniques, for example fact and role- based approaches to modelling; soft systems modelling; decision models; knowledge-based systems modelling; conceptual graphs and semantic modelling; mathematical modelling and, finally, dynamic modelling or simulation. Students will develop a comparative framework for examining these techniques.
This unit is co-taught with unit 9100 Advanced Information Modelling.
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. apply a range of techniques for modelling information and its management;
2. appreciate the different aspects of systems that the modelling techniques address.
3 hours per week.
Completion of 9 credit points at graduate level.
It is assumed that students will have knowledge equivalent to a good pass in 6677 Systems Analysis and Modelling G.