Requirements Analysis and Modelling - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP3
  • Assessment: Assessment - Questions (Individual) 5 - 15% , Assignment 1 - (Group) 30 - 40% - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 3,180.00
Domestic continuing 2,663.00
International 3,430.00
International continuing 2,913.00

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After completing this unit, students will be able to identify, critically analyse and instigate the process of exploring problem areas in a given context. They will apply analysis and modelling techniques in the context of practical problems, discuss alternative models and solutions, and argue effectively why some models or solutions are better than others given different evaluation criteria.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  1. Apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies and modelling techniques to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
  2. Apply advanced and coherent knowledge of the Structured, Object-Oriented and Agile approaches to systems analysis
  3. Critically analyse the theory relating to requirements modelling and through this advanced knowledge, articulate possible solutions for business problems
  4. Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team.
  • Assessment — Questions (Individual) 5 - 15%
  • Assignment 1 — (Group) 30 - 40%
  • Assignment 2 — (Group) 15 - 25%
  • Invigilated Exam — 40 - 50%
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1The role of the analyst and the SDLC
2Investigating system requirements
3Project management and planning in the context of requirements analysis modelling
4Data gathering techniques
5Modelling system requirements: traditional approach - specifically DFDs; OO approach - focusing on use cases and activity diagrams; and agile systems
6Evaluation of alternatives for requirements, environments and implementation
7Current trends in systems development methodologies

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  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
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