Information Systems Development

Course code INFT2800Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Addresses the techniques and tools used to construct modern information systems, especially those relating to electronic businesses. It equips students with business analysis skills to facilitate communication with information systems professionals.

The need for development methodologies that support the emerging need for flexible, and interactive and evolutionary construction is emphasised.

Object-oriented frameworks are introduced and their application is demonstrated through the use of realistic business related case studies and examples. Modelling techniques are introduced for modelling all aspects of information systems.

This course has a Compulsory Course Component in the final examination.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesThe course aims to ensure that students will be able to:
1. describe the role of information systems in the modern business;
2. explain and demonstrate the correct usage of an information system development methodology;
3. analyse and design information systems;
4. demonstrate an understanding of the life cycle and techniques used in an information systems development methodology;
5. demonstrate the ability to develop and validate information systems models;
6. construct a database system.
ContentOn the theoretical side, Information Systems Development deals with
1. information systems;
2. tools for information system development;
3. systems analysis and design;
4. Contemporary systems development methodologies.
5. The interaction between, and the effects of, the system with its users.
6, Information system feasibility evaluation.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeBUSN1900 Electronic Business or
INFO1010 Introduction to Information Systems or
EBUS1010 Introduction to eBusiness or
EBUS2000 Information and Communication in Business
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Examination: Class
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: FormalFinal Examination. This component has a Compulsory Course Component. A mark of at least 40% in the Final Examination is required to demonstrate that the student has fulfilled Course Objective 1 (is able to describe the role of information systems in the modern business) and Course Objective 2 (is able to explain the correct usage of an information system methodology), Course Objective 3 (is able to analyse and design information systems) and Course Objective 4 (is able to evaluate the nature and role of computer programming). On passing the exam, a final mark will be given in the course and it will be recorded that the student has satisfied the Compulsory Course Component.

All students sitting the examination will be judged to have had sufficient opportunity to demonstrate their attainment of the relevant course objectives. Those who fail to satisfy the Compulsory Course Component will have the normal avenues of appeal open to them. In the event of a successful appeal the student will be given a supplementary assessment to determine whether the student has satisfied the Compulsory Course Component.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term