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FIT9030 - Systems analysis and design

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader(s): Ms Chris Gonsalvez


Caulfield First semester 2009 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2009 (Evening)


The unit introduces students to the key principles which underlie the analysis and design of computer-based information systems to support business and other organisational undertakings. It describes the development life cycle of an information system and provides students with an introductory knowledge of the process of information systems development and the techniques used.


At the completion of this unit, students will have knowledge and an understanding of

  1. the role of information systems in organisations
  2. some of the techniques used to analyse and design information systems
  3. the framework used to structure information systems development projects
  4. when the use of a particular technique is appropriate
  5. when the use of a particular technique is appropriate
  6. the attitudes to appreciate the capabilities and limitations of an information system
  7. the practical skills to apply some of the analysis and design techniques in a systems development situation
  8. have the practical skills to communicate requirements for business functionality of an information system in terms of data required, data storage and processing


Assignments: 50%, Supervised formal assessment: 50%

Contact hours

2 hours lectures/week, 2 hours tutorials/week


IMS9001, FIT2001

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

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