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CIS2000 Systems Analysis and Design

Semester 1, 2016 On-campus Toowoomba
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Management and Enterprise
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 020305 - Systems Analysis and Design

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Examiner: Omar Massoud Salim Hassan Ali

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at //


This is the initial information systems course and it introduces students to the fundamental concepts and terminology used in business systems analysis and design by examining procedures, systems, the components of information systems, common business information systems, types of information systems, and organizational levels. Case studies are used to apply the concepts and techniques involved.


One of the major strands in the information technology field is that of systems analysis and design. The analysis of case studies requires effective listening and reading skills. The students will study analysis techniques and then design appropriate solutions. The design requires the production of accurate, understandable and efficient systems requirement documents using formats which will maximize effective communication. Some typical business information systems will be studied. A CASE product will be utilized.


On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. define and demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts and terminology used in business systems analysis and design
  2. identify the basic assumptions and controls involved in the analysis and design of typical business application
  3. outline and demonstrate an appreciation of the functions and inter-relationships of typical business applications
  4. develop competence in the definition and design of process models based on appropriate data models
  5. demonstrate an appreciation of sound computer interface principles
  6. effectively communicate ideas using tools and techniques of systems analysis and design.


Description Weighting(%)
1. The systems development life cycle 5.00
2. Enterprise modeling 40.00
3. Object-oriented tools 15.00
4. Data design 15.00
5. CASE tools 5.00
6. Financial analysis tools 10.00
7. Project management tools 10.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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  • Shelly, GB & Rosenblatt, HJ 2014, Systems analysis and design, 10th edn, Thomson Course Technology, Boston, Massachusetts.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
  • Booch, G 2007, Object-oriented analysis and design with applications, 3rd edn, Addison-Wesley Professional, Reading, Massachusetts.
  • Kendall, KE & Kendall, JE 2013, Systems analysis and design, 9th edn, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Directed Study 65.00
Independent Study 100.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
ONLINE TEST 1 5 5 24 Mar 2016
ASSIGNMENT 1 100 20 18 Apr 2016 (see note 1)
ONLINE TEST 2 5 5 28 Apr 2016
ASSIGNMENT 2 100 20 16 May 2016 (see note 2)
ONLINE TEST 3 5 5 30 May 2016
EXAM PART A - MULTIPLE CHOICE 40 18 End S1 (see note 3)

  1. planning and analysis
  2. design and implementation
  3. This is a restricted examination. The total working time for the examination (parts A and B) is 2 hours. The examination date will be available via UConnect when the official examination timetable has been released.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    Online: There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

    On-campus: It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    This is a restricted examination. The only materials that candidates may use in the examination for this course are:
    1. writing materials. These must be non-electronic and free from material which could give the student an unfair advantage in the examination.
    2. an unmarked non-electronic translation dictionary (but not technical dictionary). A student whose first language is not English may take a translation dictionary into the examination room. A translation dictionary with any handwritten notes will not be permitted. Translation dictionaries will be subject to perusal and may be removed from the candidate's possession until appropriate disciplinary action is completed if found to contain material that could give the candidate an unfair advantage.
    3. a calculator which cannot hold textual information (students must indicate on their examination paper the make and model of any calculator(s) they use during the examination).

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Assessment notes

  1. Referencing in assignments:
    Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide at //