INFORMATION SYSTEMS

CSE1IS

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this unit students are introduced to the concept of an information system (IS). It deals with the systems development life cycle as a framework for IS development and emphasises the role and involvement of users in an IS project. The use of appropriate fact-finding techniques in systems analysis and an introduction to data flow and E-R modelling are covered. Several information system case studies are used to illustrate the concepts introduced. Students will receive hands-on experience in the construction of a small information system using a suitable prototyping tool. The subject also introduces file design, input/output/interface design, file conversion and implementation techniques.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTim Whitfort

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (CSE1ITF or CSE1IIT) or BUS1MIS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects INT1IS

Equivalent subjects INT1IS

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSystems analysis and design.PrescribedShelley, G., and Rosenblatt, H.9TH EDN, COURSE TECHNOLOGY.
ReadingsFSTE First Year Survival Guide (second edition)RecommendedFaculty of Science, Technology and EngineeringLA TROBE UNIVERSITY 2012

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use a generalised model of an information system (IS) to analyse, identify and effectively describe the components of a simple real-life information system.

Activities:
Assignment 1, Part 1 Research, then effectively describe a real-life IS in terms of the generalised model.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Describe the Systems Development Life Cycle approach to developing IS.

Activities:
Exam question Describe in clear and concise terms the various stages of the Systems Development Life Cycle including milestones and documentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

03. Use established fact finding techniques to elicit IS requirements for a simple business scenario.

Activities:
Exam question For a case study scenario design a series of interview questions that will help elicit IS requirements from a client.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Use Context and Level 0 Data Flow Diagrams and a System Dictionary to adequately describe the requirements for a simple IS.

Activities:
Assignment 1, Part 2 From the systems analyst's notes prepare context and level 0 data flow diagrams and system dictionary entries.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Use Entity-Relationship Modelling to develop and describe a simple relational database design.

Activities:
Exam question Use the data flow diagrams to construct an Entity-Relational model and database design for the system.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Critique the design of the user interface of a simple IS.

Activities:
Exam question Suggest improvements for the following user interface design.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

07. Justify the choice of an implementation approach and security requirements for a new IS.

Activities:
Exam question For the given senario propose an implementation approach. Why is the approach you propose more likely to succeed?
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

08. Design and construct a simple IS using a prototyping tool.

Activities:
Assignment 2 Over 10 weeks of semester students use Microsoft Access to develop a prototype of a small IS.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTim Whitfort

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2.5-hour examinationHurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.60 02, 03, 05, 06, 07
two assignments each equivalent to 1,000 words40 01, 04, 08

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"lab/tutorial"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2.5-hour examinationHurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.60 02, 03, 05, 06, 07
two assignments each equivalent to 1,000 words40 01, 04, 08

Sydney, 2017, Study Period 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"lab/tutorial"

Lecture Week: 31 - 42
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2.5-hour examinationHurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.60 02, 03, 05, 06, 07
two assignments each equivalent to 1,000 words40 01, 04, 08

Sydney, 2017, Study Period 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 46
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 46
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2.5-hour examinationHurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.60 02, 03, 05, 06, 07
two assignments each equivalent to 1,000 words40 01, 04, 08

Sydney, 2017, Study Period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTim Whitfort

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2.5-hour examinationHurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.60 02, 03, 05, 06, 07
two assignments each equivalent to 1,000 words40 01, 04, 08