• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Information Systems
  • Areas of interest Business Information Systems
  • Work Integrated Learning Projects
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Amir Riaz
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2024
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  • STEM Course

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully undertake information systems analysis. The course provides coverage of the concepts, skills, methodologies, techniques, tools and perspectives considered essential for systems analysts working with modern information systems and their development.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Explain the organizational context in which information systems development is undertaken;
  2. Explain basic systems theory and the role of the systems analyst;
  3. Model the systems analysis and development process;
  4. Elicit information system requirements;
  5. Construct process, logic, and data models using traditional modelling techniques;
  6. Communicate an understanding of basic object-oriented modelling using UML;
  7. Communicate an understanding of “soft systems” aspects and techniques in systems analysis; and
  8. Apply principled investigation and ethical judgment in systems analysis, consistent with the ACS Code of Ethics.

Work Integrated Learning


Major Project Assignment (Final report 51%)

The project comprises the major component of the assessment for this course (60%). It consists, essentially, of you, the student, developing the basic analysis documentation for a proposed information system and you should regard it as offering both an educational experience and an opportunity for you to demonstrate that you have mastered the various techniques and tools covered in the course.

You, the student, are responsible for choosing what will be the target system for your project. Typically, past students who have produced quality submissions have chosen topics related to hobbies, work or other interests for which they already possess the necessary information and knowledge or can readily gain access to it from expert others. It is therefore best – both from the point of view of learning opportunities as well as getting the best marks – to choose a project topic that is “real” (i.e. relates to a genuine problem, opportunity or need in the real world) rather than one that is entirely fictional (i.e. dreamed up wholly within your own head).

Other Information

This course was formerly known as the 7000-level course by the same name (INFS7007 Intelligent Business Analysis: Models, Processes and Techniques). Students who have INFS7007 in their Study Requirements are permitted to substitute with this course.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Typical assessments may include, but is not restricted to: in-class exercises, written and oral assignments, quizzes, examinations, group project tasks, oral presentation, and other assessment deemed appropriate to show attainment of the learning outcomes set for the course. Further details will be made available via the Class Summary. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]

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Students taking this course are expected to commit 130 hours to completing the work. For semester length offerings this will typically include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (excluding non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.

Inherent Requirements

This course has no inherent requirements.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed INFS2024 or INFS7007.

Prescribed Texts

Information about the prescribed textbook (if any) will be made available via the Class Summary.

Preliminary Reading

Additional information about indicative readings (if any) will be made available via the Class Summary.

Assumed Knowledge

Students are assumed to have done an introductory or overview information systems course or possess basic background knowledge of information systems.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4980
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6360
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9085 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person View

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