Systems Analysis and Design

Course code INFO6030Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

The course covers the development of information systems and of their software components. Whilst the course introduces students to the whole systems development process, it focuses on the elicitation and initial modelling of information systems requirements that enable identification of information problems and the subsequent analysis and modelling of an efficient solution to those problems.
The approach follows the object-oriented (OO) methods expressed by the Unified Process software development life-cycle. The course addresses the complete methodology of the Unified Process, including its methodological deliverables, models and tools, with exposure to manual and automated diagramming and modelling techniques. It critically examines the issues and professional responsibilities that need to be considered at different phases in the development of information systems for an organization, including the impact of the systems on intended users and maintenance of quality.

Students gain experience in requirements elicitation and modelling, systems analysis and feasibility estimation within a system development project setting aimed at developing an event-driven information system. They also gain practical experience in the use of a CASE tool to produce object and class definitions and to create models.

INFO6030 cannot be counted for credit with SENG6350.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusTrimester 3
WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, a student will have:
1. a firm basis for understanding the life cycle of a systems development project;
2. an understanding of the analysis and development techniques required as a team member of a medium-scale information systems development project;
3. an understanding of the ways in which an analyst's interaction with system sponsors and users play a part in information systems development;
4. experience in developing information systems models;
5. experience in developing systems project documentation;
6. an understanding of the object-oriented methods models as covered by the Unified Modelling Language.
Content1. Contemporary systems development methodologies.
2. Professional responsibilities in terms of quality assurance and reporting and how they need to be considered in all phases of software development.
3. Requirements elicitation, analysis and development of information systems and associated software using Unified Modelling Language (uml) models.
4. Information system feasibility evaluation.
5. Design and development issues.
6. The interaction between, and the effects of the system with, its users.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeDesktop computer competency as prescribed by the International Computer Driving Licence. (See Australian Computer Society at

INFO6001 and SENG6110 or equivalent.
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursComputer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for INFO6030