CIS5200 Professional Skills for Systems Analysis
|Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Springfield|
|Short Description:||Prof Skills for Sys Analysis|
|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 :||020300 - Information Systems|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Sophie Cockcroft
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 http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
Students entering the Information Communications and Technology (ICT) profession need to develop an understanding of the contemporary methods and techniques used in systems analysis and design. Students are introduced to the fundamental concepts methods and techniques used in the information systems development lifecycle for the planning, analysis, design, implementation, maintenance and project management of information systems. Case studies are used in this course so that students can apply contemporary systems analysis and design methods and techniques to real world problems. This course provides a solid foundation for the study of advanced courses in the Master of Information Systems.
The students will study contemporary information systems analysis and design methods and techniques in context of the information systems development lifecycle. Students will be able to determine information systems requirements, design appropriate information systems solutions and develop an understanding of key concepts and issues concerning the implementation and maintenance of information systems. Students need to develop the knowledge and skills for determining requirements and design and project management of information systems solutions. Typical business information systems will be studied in real world case studies which will require students to develop effective listening and reading skills. A CASE tool will be used by students for various aspects of systems modelling and project management techniques. Students will be assessed on their understanding of key concepts and their ability to apply and communicate effectively contemporary systems analysis and design methods and techniques to real world problems in the assignments.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- define and explain the fundamental concepts methods and techniques used in information systems analysis and design
- apply contemporary information systems analysis and design methods and techniques to real world case studies
- apply systems analysis and design concepts, modelling and project management techniques to real-world case studies
- effectively communicate systems analysis and design methods and techniques to real world problems
- demonstrate an appreciation of sound computer interface principles
- effectively communicate ideas using tools and techniques of systems analysis and design.
|1.||The systems development life cycle||10.00|
|2.||System planning and project management||20.00|
|6.||Systems analysis and design and project management tools.||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=01&subject1=CIS5200)
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Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES||15||15||26 Feb 2019||(see note 1)|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||100||20||05 Apr 2019|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||100||20||24 May 2019|
|EXAMINATION||100||45||End S1||(see note 2)|
- Details of the workshop activities will be advised on the StudyDesk.
- This is a restricted examination. The total working time for the examination is 2 hours. The examination date will be available via UConnect when the official examination timetable has been released.
Important assessment information
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.
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.)
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
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.
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.
This is a restricted examination. The only materials that candidates may use in the examination for this course are:
- writing materials. These must be non-electronic and free from material which could give the student an unfair advantage in the examination.
- 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.
- 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).
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.
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 http://policy.usq.edu.au.
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 http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.