Systems Analysis and Modelling (6365.5)
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|Faculty Of Science And Technology
|Academic Program Area - Technology
|Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites5915 Database Design.
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The recommended textbook is:
Satzinger, JW, Jackson, JW & Burd, SD 2016, Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World, 7th edn, Cengage Learning.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit, a student must complete every assessment item (including presentations), and achieve a mark of 50% or greater for the assignment, and 50% or greater for the examination. Higher grades will be awarded on the basis of total mark being ≥ 65 for a credit, ≥ 75 for a distinction and ≥ 85 for a high distinction. Some scaling of marks and academic judgement may be applied to determine students' final grades – in this process no student will be disadvantaged.
If you are at risk of failing the unit, appropriate moderation procedures will be used.
Students should keep a copy of all assessment items that are submitted at least until unit grades have been published at the end of semester.
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the Unit Convener about the matter.
All work quoted from any source should be appropriately referenced using the "Harvard author-date" referencing style. This style is described in detail (including electronic sources) in the relevant Reference Guide which is available at
http://canberra.libguides.com/referencing. Any work that has not been appropriately referenced, or has not made a reasonable attempt to follow the "Harvard author-date" referencing style will be returned unmarked for resubmission. In such cases, the maximum mark that will be attainable will be 60% of the marks allocated to that assessment item.
To be eligible for supplementary assessment in this unit, you must:
• be enrolled in your final semester of study; and
• have failed this unit, with a final mark between 45-49%; and
• have passed all other units undertaken in this semester.
Also, this unit must be the final unit required to complete the academic requirements of your course.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students may use the following as a guide to help them plan their studies for this unit:
Lectures: 2 hours per week, 12 weeks 24 hrs
Tutorials: 2 hours per week, 11 weeks 22 hrs
Tutorial preparation: 2 hours per week, 11 weeks 22 hrs
Part 1 12 hrs
Part 2 20 hrs
Part 3 20 hrs
Exam preparation: 27 hrs
Exam attendance: 3 hrs
Total 150 hrs
Students are expected to be present during lectures and tutorials. It is compulsory to be present during student presentation sessions. If students have not previously notified (at least a week earlier) the lecturer/tutor of their intended absence, and emailed their presentation slides and notes for that assessment item to the lecturer/tutor, the student will receive zero marks for that presentation/assessment item. Illness and work commitments may not be acceptable reasons for non-attendance during student presentation sessions.
Announcements will be made throughout the semester, typically to clarify requirements for the assignment. Any such announcements will be made using your student email account and/or published on the unit website. Such announcements are deemed, within two working days, to be made to the whole group. Announcements made in lectures or in an organised session are deemed to be made to the whole group.
Required IT skills
You are expected to be a competent computer user and familiar with word processing, presentation software, and workflow and document management software. It is also expected that you will teach yourself how to use software packages and case tools by working through the exercises in the software's tutorials and/or studying examples supplied with the software. All assignments are expected to be submitted electronically using the Canvas website and in Microsoft Office compliant format or PDF; unless specifically stated otherwise.
Work placement, internships or practicums
The unit requires students to research on a mini-case for the semester-long assignment and to use commercially available software and practices in assignments. Where relevant and practical, management practices in this unit are related to Australian legislation and standards.
Sources of other information will be announced in lectures and/or on the unit website.
Feedback on progress may be provided to students in any of several ways, such as:
• Through comments to the class during contact sessions;
• Through the unit website;
• In written form on your assignments;
• During your seminar presentations;
• By peers;
• By email; and
• In individual consultation.