INFORMATION SYSTEMS

CSE1ISX

2019

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-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in SBAIO or SBACTO

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
ReadingsInformation SystemsRecommendedDidasko Digital, 2018Didasko

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the Systems Development Life Cycle approach and apply it in Information Systems (IS) development.

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

02. Use a generalised model to analyse, identify and effectively describe the components of simple real-life IS cases.

Activities:
Online activities and research from learning content and relevant on-line chapters from the prescribed book. These will describe real-life information systems in terms of a generalised model.

03. Use established fact finding techniques to elicit IS requirements for simple business scenarios and create requirements documents.

Activities:
Self-paced online exercise, discussion forums and webinars on IS requirements

04. Use graphical representation such as Data Flow Diagrams and System Dictionary to adequately report on the requirements for simple IS cases.

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

05. Develop simple relational database design using Entity Relationship diagram for simple IS cases.

Activities:
Webinars and self-checking questions.

06. Design and construct a simple IS using a prototyping tool and critique the design of its user interface and implement the necessary security requirements for the new IS.

Activities:
Self-paced tutorials on Microsoft Access from Microsoft website, webinars to develop a simple IS in Microsoft Access and implementation approach. Webinar and discussion forums used to suggest improvements for a user interface design.

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Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 12, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 49
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 49 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Systems Analysis Assignment (1,250-words equivalent)A report that covers the system requirements and analysis.30 02, 03
Final Stages of SDLC Assignment (750-words equivalent)This assignment covers the final stages of the System Development Life Cycle. Written documentation that outlines the whole system including testing plan. 20 06
Systems design Assignment (2,000-words equivalent) An assignment focuses on designing an information system for a business. Students are required to submit design documentation.50 01, 04, 05

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 11, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 45
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Systems Analysis Assignment (1,250-words equivalent)A report that covers the system requirements and analysis.30 02, 03
Final Stages of SDLC Assignment (750-words equivalent)This assignment covers the final stages of the System Development Life Cycle. Written documentation that outlines the whole system including testing plan. 20 06
Systems design Assignment (2,000-words equivalent) An assignment focuses on designing an information system for a business. Students are required to submit design documentation.50 01, 04, 05

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 10, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 41 - 52
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 41 to week 52 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Systems Analysis Assignment (1,250-words equivalent)A report that covers the system requirements and analysis.30 02, 03
Final Stages of SDLC Assignment (750-words equivalent)This assignment covers the final stages of the System Development Life Cycle. Written documentation that outlines the whole system including testing plan. 20 06
Systems design Assignment (2,000-words equivalent) An assignment focuses on designing an information system for a business. Students are required to submit design documentation.50 01, 04, 05

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 9, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 36 - 47
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 47 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Systems Analysis Assignment (1,250-words equivalent)A report that covers the system requirements and analysis.30 02, 03
Final Stages of SDLC Assignment (750-words equivalent)This assignment covers the final stages of the System Development Life Cycle. Written documentation that outlines the whole system including testing plan. 20 06
Systems design Assignment (2,000-words equivalent) An assignment focuses on designing an information system for a business. Students are required to submit design documentation.50 01, 04, 05

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 8, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 32 - 43
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Systems Analysis Assignment (1,250-words equivalent)A report that covers the system requirements and analysis.30 02, 03
Final Stages of SDLC Assignment (750-words equivalent)This assignment covers the final stages of the System Development Life Cycle. Written documentation that outlines the whole system including testing plan. 20 06
Systems design Assignment (2,000-words equivalent) An assignment focuses on designing an information system for a business. Students are required to submit design documentation.50 01, 04, 05

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 7, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 27 - 38
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Systems Analysis Assignment (1,250-words equivalent)A report that covers the system requirements and analysis.30 02, 03
Final Stages of SDLC Assignment (750-words equivalent)This assignment covers the final stages of the System Development Life Cycle. Written documentation that outlines the whole system including testing plan. 20 06
Systems design Assignment (2,000-words equivalent) An assignment focuses on designing an information system for a business. Students are required to submit design documentation.50 01, 04, 05

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 23 - 34
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 23 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Systems Analysis Assignment (1,250-words equivalent)A report that covers the system requirements and analysis.30 02, 03
Final Stages of SDLC Assignment (750-words equivalent)This assignment covers the final stages of the System Development Life Cycle. Written documentation that outlines the whole system including testing plan. 20 06
Systems design Assignment (2,000-words equivalent) An assignment focuses on designing an information system for a business. Students are required to submit design documentation.50 01, 04, 05

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 19 - 30
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 19 to week 30 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Systems Analysis Assignment (1,250-words equivalent)A report that covers the system requirements and analysis.30 02, 03
Final Stages of SDLC Assignment (750-words equivalent)This assignment covers the final stages of the System Development Life Cycle. Written documentation that outlines the whole system including testing plan. 20 06
Systems design Assignment (2,000-words equivalent) An assignment focuses on designing an information system for a business. Students are required to submit design documentation.50 01, 04, 05

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 14 - 25
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 14 to week 25 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Systems Analysis Assignment (1,250-words equivalent)A report that covers the system requirements and analysis.30 02, 03
Final Stages of SDLC Assignment (750-words equivalent)This assignment covers the final stages of the System Development Life Cycle. Written documentation that outlines the whole system including testing plan. 20 06
Systems design Assignment (2,000-words equivalent) An assignment focuses on designing an information system for a business. Students are required to submit design documentation.50 01, 04, 05

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 21
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Systems Analysis Assignment (1,250-words equivalent)A report that covers the system requirements and analysis.30 02, 03
Final Stages of SDLC Assignment (750-words equivalent)This assignment covers the final stages of the System Development Life Cycle. Written documentation that outlines the whole system including testing plan. 20 06
Systems design Assignment (2,000-words equivalent) An assignment focuses on designing an information system for a business. Students are required to submit design documentation.50 01, 04, 05

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTim Whitfort

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 17
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 17 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Systems Analysis Assignment (1,250-words equivalent)A report that covers the system requirements and analysis.30 02, 03
Final Stages of SDLC Assignment (750-words equivalent)This assignment covers the final stages of the System Development Life Cycle. Written documentation that outlines the whole system including testing plan. 20 06
Systems design Assignment (2,000-words equivalent) An assignment focuses on designing an information system for a business. Students are required to submit design documentation.50 01, 04, 05

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTim Whitfort

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 02 - 13
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 13 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Systems Analysis Assignment (1,250-words equivalent)A report that covers the system requirements and analysis.30 02, 03
Final Stages of SDLC Assignment (750-words equivalent)This assignment covers the final stages of the System Development Life Cycle. Written documentation that outlines the whole system including testing plan. 20 06
Systems design Assignment (2,000-words equivalent) An assignment focuses on designing an information system for a business. Students are required to submit design documentation.50 01, 04, 05