INFORMATION SYSTEMS

CSE1ISX

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to the concept of an information system (IS) including file design, input/output/interface design, file conversion and implementation techniques.  This subject deals with 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.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in SBAIO.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSystems Analysis and DesignPrescribedScott Tilley; Harry J. Rosenblatt, 11th Edition, 2017Cengage Learning

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:
Reading activities from Computer Power learning content and relevant on-line chapters from the prescribed book. These will describe real-life information systems in terms of a generalized model.

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

Activities:
Discussions involving on-line problems and webinars to describe the various stages of the Systems Development Life Cycle.

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

Activities:
Students conducting mock interviews during webinars that will help elicit information systems requirements.

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

Activities:
Self-paced online exercises and discussion forums to prepare Context and Level 0 Data Flow Diagrams.

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

Activities:
Webinars and self-checking questions.

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

Activities:
Webinar and discussion forums used to suggest improvements for a user interface design.

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

Activities:
Self-paced online exercise, discussion forums and webinars to propose an implementation approach.

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

Activities:
Self-paced tutorials on Microsoft Access from Microsoft website, webinars to develop a simple IS in Microsoft Access.

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Online, 2018, Study Block 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
System Development Life-Cycle Assignment (equivalent to 1250 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements.30 02, 03
System implementation justification report (equivalent to 750 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements20 07
Information system assignment (equivalent. to 2000 words)An assignment on designing and developing an information system using Microsoft Access for a business50 01, 04, 05, 06, 08

Online, 2018, Study Block 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
System Development Life-Cycle Assignment (equivalent to 1250 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements.30 02, 03
System implementation justification report (equivalent to 750 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements20 07
Information system assignment (equivalent. to 2000 words)An assignment on designing and developing an information system using Microsoft Access for a business50 01, 04, 05, 06, 08

Online, 2018, Study Block 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
System Development Life-Cycle Assignment (equivalent to 1250 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements.30 02, 03
System implementation justification report (equivalent to 750 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements20 07
Information system assignment (equivalent. to 2000 words)An assignment on designing and developing an information system using Microsoft Access for a business50 01, 04, 05, 06, 08

Online, 2018, Study Block 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
System Development Life-Cycle Assignment (equivalent to 1250 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements.30 02, 03
System implementation justification report (equivalent to 750 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements20 07
Information system assignment (equivalent. to 2000 words)An assignment on designing and developing an information system using Microsoft Access for a business50 01, 04, 05, 06, 08

Online, 2018, Study Block 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
System Development Life-Cycle Assignment (equivalent to 1250 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements.30 02, 03
System implementation justification report (equivalent to 750 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements20 07
Information system assignment (equivalent. to 2000 words)An assignment on designing and developing an information system using Microsoft Access for a business50 01, 04, 05, 06, 08

Online, 2018, Study Block 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
System Development Life-Cycle Assignment (equivalent to 1250 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements.30 02, 03
System implementation justification report (equivalent to 750 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements20 07
Information system assignment (equivalent. to 2000 words)An assignment on designing and developing an information system using Microsoft Access for a business50 01, 04, 05, 06, 08

Online, 2018, Study Block 7, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
System Development Life-Cycle Assignment (equivalent to 1250 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements.30 02, 03
System implementation justification report (equivalent to 750 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements20 07
Information system assignment (equivalent. to 2000 words)An assignment on designing and developing an information system using Microsoft Access for a business50 01, 04, 05, 06, 08

Online, 2018, Study Block 8, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
System Development Life-Cycle Assignment (equivalent to 1250 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements.30 02, 03
System implementation justification report (equivalent to 750 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements20 07
Information system assignment (equivalent. to 2000 words)An assignment on designing and developing an information system using Microsoft Access for a business50 01, 04, 05, 06, 08

Online, 2018, Study Block 9, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
System Development Life-Cycle Assignment (equivalent to 1250 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements.30 02, 03
System implementation justification report (equivalent to 750 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements20 07
Information system assignment (equivalent. to 2000 words)An assignment on designing and developing an information system using Microsoft Access for a business50 01, 04, 05, 06, 08

Online, 2018, Study Block 10, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
System Development Life-Cycle Assignment (equivalent to 1250 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements.30 02, 03
System implementation justification report (equivalent to 750 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements20 07
Information system assignment (equivalent. to 2000 words)An assignment on designing and developing an information system using Microsoft Access for a business50 01, 04, 05, 06, 08

Online, 2018, Study Block 11, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
System Development Life-Cycle Assignment (equivalent to 1250 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements.30 02, 03
System implementation justification report (equivalent to 750 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements20 07
Information system assignment (equivalent. to 2000 words)An assignment on designing and developing an information system using Microsoft Access for a business50 01, 04, 05, 06, 08

Online, 2018, Study Block 12, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
System Development Life-Cycle Assignment (equivalent to 1250 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements.30 02, 03
System implementation justification report (equivalent to 750 words)Students will describe the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle and use various information-gathering techniques to help elicit information systems requirements20 07
Information system assignment (equivalent. to 2000 words)An assignment on designing and developing an information system using Microsoft Access for a business50 01, 04, 05, 06, 08