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Subject details

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.
    • 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

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SWI-INF10006

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

SWI-INF10003-Introduction to Business Information Systems , or SWI-INF10014

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

SWI-INF10002-Database Analysis and Design , or SWI-INF20004

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    Scheepers, H (ed.) 2015, INF20003 Requirement Analysis Modelling. Cengage Learning Technology, first edn. This is an electronic book based on Satzinger, J, Jackson RB and Burd, SD 2015, Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World, 7th edn., Cengage Learning Course Technology.

This subject was previously known as INF10006 Information Systems Fundamentals.

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.

  • Individual (10-20%)
  • Individual (10-20%)
  • Group (25-35%)
  • Invigilated Exam (35-55%)

Textbook information is pending.

Related degrees

undergraduate SWI-CIS-DEG-2018

Bachelor of Business Information Systems

  • Core Subjects Information Systems
  • Major in Business Analysis
  • Major in Data Analytics
  • Co-Major in Economics
  • Co-Major in Marketing

undergraduate SWI-BUS-DEG-2018

Bachelor of Business

  • Bachelor of Business Core Subjects
  • Major in Advertising (this Major is currently in teach-out)
  • Major in Economics
  • Major in Finance
  • Major in Information Systems
  • Major in Marketing
  • Co-Major in Advertising (this Co-Major is currently in teach-out)
  • Co-Major in Economics (for Finance students)
  • Co-Major in Economics (not for Finance students)
  • Co-Major in Finance (cannot be taken with the Finance or Economics Major)
  • Co-Major in Finance (for Economics students)
  • Co-Major in Information Systems
  • Co-Major in Marketing (cannot be taken with the Marketing Major)