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Business Analysis and Systems Development Approaches (ICT501)

Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit aims to further develop the knowledge and skills that are critical to effective business analysis and design, building on knowledge from undergraduate systems analysis and design units. The unit emphasises business process modelling and the techniques and tools that can be used to analyse, model, and design business processes. Agile system development methodologies will also be contrasted with more formal approaches, and user experience design and software evaluation and selection covered.
Unit Learning Outcomes ULO 1. Demonstrate an understanding of business analysis and design approaches and how they differ
ULO 2. Describe the concepts of user experience design
ULO 3. Effectively evaluate and select software to be purchased
ULO 4. Explain the ways in which information technology can be used to support improved business processes
ULO 5. Identify, model, analyse, improve and manage processes in an organisation
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture/Workshop: 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 include summaries by the lecturer, class discussions 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 Assessment in this unit will involve a mixture of individual and group tasks. As a unit with a practical focus, there is an emphasis on ongoing assessment during the semester. You will be assessed on the following: * After class quizzes (10%) * Business report (30%) * Business process modelling assignment (30%) * Closed book final examination (40%). Written feedback will be provided for all submitted work. Verbal feedback will be provided for class activities on a weekly basis either individually or as a group depending on the task.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate IT course or in G1074 Graduate Diploma in Games and App Production or permission of the Academic Chair.
Exclusions Students who have completed ICT532 Advanced Business Analysis and Design may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Diploma in Data Science (GradDipDataSci)
Graduate Diploma in Games and Apps Production (GradDipGamesAppsProd) [New in 2016]
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology [New in 2020]
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management (GradDipITMan)
Graduate Diploma in Internetworking and Security (GradDipIntwkSecur)
Master of Information Technology (MIT)
Master of Science in Information Technology (MScIT) [New in 2020]
Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)
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 - Science and Computing, 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 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus

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