- Class Number 3732
- Term Code 3130
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- David Bryant
- David Bryant
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/02/2021
- Class End Date 28/05/2021
- Census Date 31/03/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
This course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully undertake information systems analysis. Lectures and tutorials provide coverage of the concepts, skills, methodologies, techniques, tools and perspectives considered essential for systems analysts working with modern information systems and their development.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain basic systems theory and the context within which information systems analysis is carried out;
- Elicit information system requirements;
- Construct process, logic and data models using traditional modelling techniques;
- Demonstrate an understanding of object-oriented modelling using UML; and
- Apply “Soft systems” aspects and techniques in systems analysis.
This course has readings that are a mix of research and industry publications that cover both theoretical concepts and practical application of the content.
Additional Course Costs
No additional cost
Examination Material or equipment
The exam is open book, any material is permitted, except electronic devices (laptops, phones etc). Materials to be supplied: 1 x 20 page plain booklet. Students must return the examination paper at the end of the examination.More information on examination reflecting hybrid mode will be made available on Wattle at least 2 weeks before the examination period.
Systems Analysis and Design, Global Edition
Author: Kendall, K. & Kendall, J.
Availability: Campus Bookstore & Online
The course convener has requested that an copy of this etextbook be reserved in the library for 2 hour short term loan.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals,
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Course Administration & Introduction to Systems Analysis||Read Chapter 1 of text, do tutorial work for Week 2|
|2||Elements of Systems Theory & Concepts of Information||Read lecture notes provided, do tutorial work for Week 3|
|3||Project Selection, Feasibility and Management||Read Chapter 3 of text, do tutorial work for Week 4|
|4||“Soft” Techniques||Read lecture notes provided, do tutorial work for Week 5|
|5||Requirements Determination||Read Chapter 4 & Chapter 5 of text, do tutorial work for Week 6|
|6||Process Modelling||Read Chapter 7 of text, do tutorial work for Week 7|
|7||Process and Logic Modelling||Read Chapter 9 of text, do tutorial work for Week 8|
|8||Data (Entity-Relationship) Modelling - Part 1||Read Chapter 8 of text, do tutorial work for Week 9|
|9||Data (Entity-Relationship) Modelling - Part 2||Read Chapter 8 of text & notes provided, do tutorial work for Week 10|
|10||Object-oriented analysis & UML - Part 1||Re-read Chapter 2 & begin reading Chapter 10 of text, do tutorial work for Week 11|
|11||Object-oriented analysis & UML - Part 2||Continue reading Chapter 10 of text, do tutorial work for Week 12|
|12||Moving from Analysis to Design & System Development Methodologies||Read Chapter 2 & Chapter 6 of text, and notes provided. Prepare for exam during examination period.|
Tutorials will be available on campus and live through scheduled Zoom sessions. Information regarding enrolments for these options will be provided on Wattle during O-week, prior to the start of the semester.
|Assessment task||Value||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Weekly Tutorial||40 %||*||1,2,3,4,5|
|Final Examination||60 %||01/07/2021||1,2,3,4,5|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Lectures may be streamed live through ZOOM or pre-recorded and made available on Echo360 and Wattle; and tutorials will be carried out both face-to face and online synchronously and recorded through ZOOM. Participation is expected is all classes and assessment.
More information on examination reflecting hybrid mode will be made available on Wattle at least 2 weeks before the examination period. Examination information will be available closer to the examination period at https://exams.anu.edu.au/timetable/
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
The tutorial work comprises 40% of your final course mark. A set of questions will be assigned for each week of the semester and you are required to attempt to answer these questions individually and submit your answers to Wattle (turnitin) by Monday 9.00 am in the following week. Each week’s tutorial questions will deal with the lecture material presented during the previous week. Also note that the tutorial questions and work listed for each week should be done during that week, in preparation for discussion and submission in the following week’s classes. That is, for example, the work in Tutorial 1 (week 2) should be attempted during week 1, before the tutorial scheduled for week 2 where it will be discussed. The submission for assessment will be due on Monday at 9.00 am in week 2.
Form of submission
Weekly assessment tasks are to be submitted to Turnitin using the course Wattle site. Submitted assessment does not require a cover sheet. Please keep a copy of submitted work for your records. Note that your tutorial answers must be provided in word-processed or other appropriate electronically produced form. Unless specifically noted in the tutorial instructions, handwritten work will not be accepted or, if submitted, will not be marked. The expected length of each submission is typically 2 pages and you will be given guidance if more or less is expected.
Your tutor will rate your submitted tutorial work each week on a 0 to 4 point scale:
- 0 = No work is submitted, or all of the answers are of an unacceptably poor standard.
- 1 = Not all questions are attempted, or all questions are attempted but most or all of the answers are significantly or seriously flawed.
- 2 = All questions are attempted but the quality of most of the submitted work is not much better than a barely acceptable standard.
- 3 = All questions are attempted and the quality of the answers is generally good.
- 4 = All questions are attempted and the quality of the answers is, on the whole, excellent.
Note that individual questions will not be marked. Nor should you expect there to be detailed written comments on your submitted work because you are expected to obtain this kind of feedback for yourself during the discussion in tutorial classes.
Once weekly assessment has been marked (typically before the tutorial in which the answers will be discussed or 1-2 days after), results will be released via the gradebook feature on Wattle.
You will have an opportunity to submit up to 11 pieces of weekly assessment to obtain the 40%, with each individual piece of weekly assessment being worth 4%. Therefore your best TEN pieces will be used to calculate this grade component.
All students will receive feedback on this assessment by the end of week 6.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
There will be a final examination, but no mid-semester examination for this course.
The final examinations will be held during the Final Examination Period.
Form of Submission
The final examination will be of 3 hours duration, plus 15 minutes reading time, and will be open book. That is, no restrictions will be placed on the written material you may take into the examination with you. Do not, however, be misled into thinking that being “open book” means the examination will be a “walk over” since you can always refer to your text or notes if you get stuck. The two basic reasons for this are:
- The type of questions you will be asked in the examination will not be such that you can simply “look up the answer” in the textbook or other notes or materials you may have brought in with you; and
- If you are not already familiar with the material, you will simply not have enough time to find, read and understand what you need and still be able complete the required examination work.
More information on examination reflecting online mode will be made available on Wattle at least 2 weeks before the examination period. The ANU Examinations Office will communicate the exam timetable.
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The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
No hardcopy submissions will be required in this course.
No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
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Resubmission of Assignments
Unless specified otherwise in the assignment requirements, resubmissions are permitted up until the due date and time, but not allowed afterwards.
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