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Unit (2020)

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Advanced Business Analysis and Design (ICT393)

Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit will build on earlier studies in Systems Analysis and Design with an emphasis on business process management. The concepts of business process management will be examined and the techniques and tools that can be used to analyse, model, and design business processes introduced. Agile system development methodologies will be contrasted with more formal approaches, and user experience design and software evaluation and selection covered.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of business analysis and design approaches and how they differ
2. Describe the concepts of user experience design
3. Effectively evaluate and select software to be purchased
4. Explain the ways in which information technology can be used support improved business processes
5. Identify, model, analyse, improve and manage processes in an organisation
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 1 x 3 hours per week.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is focused on extending knowledge and skills that are critical to effective business analysis and design. You will learn through seminars, group-work and self-study. The class time will be spent discussing the relevant topic, and will include presentations from students, summaries by the lecturer, and group activities. There are readings and resources for each topic and you are expected to have obtained and made use of them before class in order to be able to contribute to the discussion. Students are encouraged to raise issues from their experience to create an interactive learning environment.
Assessment As a unit with a practical focus, there is an emphasis on ongoing assessment during the semester. You will be assessed as desired in the table below. Written feedback is provided for all submitted work. Ongoing feedback is also provided in class or electronically depending on the task.
Presentation (10%)
Report (20%)
Business process modelling assignment (30%)
Examination (40%)
Prerequisites ICT231/ICT284 Systems Analysis and Design.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed ICT353 Advanced Business Analysis and Design cannot enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Business Information Systems (BSc) [New in 2014]
Information Technology and Business (BIT&B)
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.


Unit Coordinator
Professor Tanya McGill

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2798
e: T.Mcgill@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.017 - Building 245, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Professor Tanya McGill

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2798
e: T.Mcgill@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.017 - Building 245, Murdoch Campus
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