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FIT5111

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Gail Bourne/Dr Henry Linger

Synopsis

This unit is designed to provide students with an understanding of a range of tools and techniques for systems development and knowledge of a number of specific systems development methodologies. The main topics include the tools and techniques for systems development, the evaluation of the tools and techniques, evolution of development methodologies, the organisational context in which systems development takes place and a number of systems development approaches. These include participative development, soft systems approaches, object-oriented development, structured systems development approaches, data and information-oriented approaches and rapid application development.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will:

  • understand the evolution of systems development methodologies;
  • understand the tools and techniques that are used in the development of information systems;
  • be able to select appropriate tools and/or techniques for the development of information systems;
  • understand the strategies that are used to improve productivity and quality during systems development;
  • understand the organisational context within which systems development takes place;
  • be able to evaluate and critique different system development methodologies.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Chris Gonsalvez

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs tutorial/wk

Prerequisites

FIT9003 and FIT9006, or one of IMS9001, BUS5021

Prohibitions

IMS5006, IMS5024

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

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit5111/