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Subject details

  • Topics
    • The role of the analyst and the SDLC
    • Investigating system requirements
    • Project management and planning in the context of requirements analysis modelling
    • Data gathering techniques
    • Modelling system requirements: traditional approach - specifically DFDs; OO approach - focusing on use cases and activity diagrams; and agile systems
    • Evaluation of alternatives for requirements, environments and implementation
    • Waterfall and Agile Systems development methodologies

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Apply analysis, modelling and design techniques to real world problems
  2. Apply advanced and coherent knowledge of the structured, object oriented and agile approaches to systems analysis
  3. Effectively communicate requirements and possible solutions to business problems
  4. Work professionally and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team.
  • Assignment 1 - Group (10 - 20%) (0%)
  • Assignment 2 - Individual (5 - 15%) (0%)
  • Assignment 3 - Group (5 - 15%) (0%)
  • Assignment 4 - Group (25 - 35%) (0%)
  • Assignment 5 - Individual (35 - 55%) (0%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

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

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject endeavours to provide knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues in systems development. It covers various systems development lifecycles, methodologies, techniques and tools, exploring the contexts in which they succeed and fail. Factors affecting the success of these methods are examined, along with comparisons of the values and principles that underlie these methods. After completing this subject, students will be able to understand and analyse real world Information Technology (IT) problems using modelling techniques to identify system requirements.

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