INFORMATION SYSTEMS

CSP4IS

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to the concept of information system (IS). It deals with the system development life cycle as a framework for IS development and emphasizes the role and involvement of users in an IS project. The use of appropriate fact-finding techniques in system 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-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into the Postgraduate Enabling Program (PEP)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CSE1IS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions The subject is designed for delivering in the Master Bridging course only.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSystems analysis and design.PrescribedShelley, G., and Rosenblatt, H.9TH EDN, COURSE TECHNOLOGY.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Effectively develop strategies and plans in fact finding to elicit IS system requirements for a business scenario.

Activities:
Discussions in the lecture on case study scenario designing a series of interview questions.

02. Critically evaluate frameworks and tools suitable for developing a real-world information system.

Activities:
Class discussions. Assignment 1 from the systems analyst's notes prepare context and level 0 data flow diagrams and system dictionary entries.

03. Design a database based on Entity-Relationship Modelling technique.

Activities:
Class discussions to construct an Entity-Relational model and database design for the system.

04. Critique the design of user interfaces for an IS.

Activities:
Lecture and tutorial discussions. Assignment 2 suggests improvements for the following user interface design.

05. Develop a comprehensive IS using a prototyping tool.

Activities:
Assignment 2 Over 4 weeks of semester students use Microsoft Access to develop a prototype of a small IS.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bundoora (LaTrobeCollege), 2019, Week 10-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 25
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lab/Tutorial"

Lecture Week: 10 - 25
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words)Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.50 01, 02, 03, 04
Assignment on IS design (equivalent to 1000 words)Written System Design Report20 02
Assignment on IS implementation (equivalent to 1600 words)Students submit a Written System Description Document and Created Databases30 03, 04, 05

Bundoora (LaTrobeCollege), 2019, Week 27-38, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 27 - 38
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lab/Tutorial"

Lecture Week: 27 - 38
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words)Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.50 01, 02, 03, 04
Assignment on IS design (equivalent to 1000 words)Written System Design Report20 02
Assignment on IS implementation (equivalent to 1600 words)Students submit a Written System Description Document and Created Databases30 03, 04, 05

Bundoora (LaTrobeCollege), 2019, Week 42-05, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 42
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day in week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lab/Tutorial"

Lecture Week: 42
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day in week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words)Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.50 01, 02, 03, 04
Assignment on IS design (equivalent to 1000 words)Written System Design Report20 02
Assignment on IS implementation (equivalent to 1600 words)Students submit a Written System Description Document and Created Databases30 03, 04, 05