The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook


This course introduces the skills and techniques which the contemporary manager and ICT professional need if they are to effectively utilise Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) within their business. The course draws upon the business analyst's body of knowledge (BOK) defined by the international institute of Business Analysts.

Three major ares are covered:

- business analysis, including problem-solving techniques

-defining and documenting business requirements

-business system design and implementation

Availability2020 Course Timetables

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)


  • Semester 2 - 2020


  • Semester 2 - 2020

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): INFT3150. Students who have successfully completed INFT3150 are not eligible to enrol in INFT2150.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Determine and document business requirements for information in the modern organisation.

2. Understand the key issues that arise when business information systems are being developed and implemented.

3. Conceptually understand the role of ICT in the day-to-day management of an organisation.


Topics will include:

-Components of Business Information Systems.

-Analysing and documenting business processes.

-Problem identification and solving.

-Decision analysis

-Conceptual modelling of business systems and analysis of their requirements

-Stakeholder analysis and management

-Agile processes and frameworks

-Implementing business change for system, process, and business improvement.

-Facilitation of communication, co-operation and collaboration with the organisation.



This course has similarities to INFT3150. If you have completed INFT3150, you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

INFT1150 Foundations of Information Systems

Assessment items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study

Essay: Essay

Formal Examination: Formal Examination *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students whose overall mark in the course is 50% or more, but who score less than 40% in the compulsory item and thus fail to demonstrate the required proficiency, will be awarded a Criterion Fail grade, which will show as FF on their formal transcript. However, students in this position who have scored at least 25% in the compulsory assessment item will be allowed to undertake a supplementary 'capped' assessment in which they can score at most 50% of the possible mark for that item.

Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and PSB Singapore

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 2


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1