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Systems Analysis and Design (ICT231)

Organisational Unit School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 4
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
SGP1: TJB-internal, TSB-internal
Description This unit introduces methods and techniques for analysing problematic organisational situations, particularly those leading to the development of an information system, and draws on both technical and organisational material to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to design and implement an operational system.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 2 hours per week.
Assessment Throughout this unit, students are encouraged to share ideas, discuss and collaborate on class exercises both in lectures and tutorials. This helps to keep the students on track, as well as developing valuable communication skills. Students will be assessed on the following:
Tutorial Worksheets (10%)
Mid Semester Assessment (20%)
Assignment (20%)
Final Examination (50%)
The Worksheets and Mid-Semester Assessment allow students to demonstrate practical knowledge of systems analysis and modelling techniques. Feedback will be weekly during Tutorial sessions, either individually or collectively depending on the task. The major assignment allows students to undertake a complete systems analysis of their own and feedback is provided in the form of a written document and a class discussion. Final Examination scripts are viewable upon request.
Prerequisites ICT102 Introduction to Computer Science OR ICT105 Introduction to Information Technology OR ICT108 Introduction to the Internet and Multimedia OR ICT107 Principles of Information Systems and Data Management.
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