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Introduction to Systems Analysis (FDN017)

Organisational Unit Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor Education
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal
Description This unit is intended to give students an understanding of the underlying theory of project management as well as an opportunity to practically plan, design and implement an information system that achieves a business goal. Students will be able to analyse situations, identify the purpose and need of projects, prepare various documentations particular to each phase and process, propose and complete successful projects.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
1. Describe Project Management phases, life cycles and methodologies and explain the role played by the project manager;
2. Identify and model the key business processes of a business that may be improved by the design and implementation of new business information systems;
3. Develop and explain solutions for an identified need for a project which address all of the information processes required by a system;
4. Justify the selection and use of appropriate resources and tools to effectively develop and manage IT projects;
5. Develop the ability to work as part of a team and apply conflict resolution and communication skills while working on an IT project;
6. Use Project Management tools and techniques to assist, schedule and monitor project work.

This unit provides the opportunity for you to achieve the following:
· develop communication, numeracy and literacy skills to be able to present your knowledge and views to different audiences using a variety of different mediums;
· apply your learning to situations within your class, work or community and examine your place in those environments;
· develop foundational knowledge in one of three discipline areas. The specialist units are electives and allow you to choose the focus for your studies in anticipation of your subsequent university studies.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture: 2 hours
Tutorial/Workshop: 2 hours
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Prerequisites FDN024 Information Technology
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Murdoch University Extended Foundation Program [New in 2019]
Murdoch University Foundation Program [New in 2019]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Mr Nathan Tozer
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Ms Sam Millar
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