Information Systems Analysis and Design

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Information Systems Analysis and Design

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Information Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    IS222: Database Management Systems

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the concepts of analysis and design; including methodology, processes, tools and techniques. The course explores the body of knowledge that underpins the development of effective computer-based information systems. It focuses on concepts and issues from both the traditional structured approach and the object-oriented approach. There is a specific emphasis on user interface design, the roles of a system analyst, and project management.
    Learning Outcomes
    - Discuss the fundamentals of information systems development.
    - Create an Information Technology project plan.
    - Recommend appropriate fact-finding techniques for requirements discovery.
    - Prepare a systems analysis and design document for developing medium sized information systems with Australian Computer Science Society Code of Ethics.
    - Recommend an appropriate software implementation approach to solve a design problem.

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