Courses Catalogue

Systems Analysis And Design

COURSE CODE: ITE 2102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Information Technology, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Mathematics and Computing
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Course Description:

This course presents the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to build new information systems for their businesses, with a particular focus on how computer-based technologies can most effectively contribute to the way business is organized. The course presents a systematic methodology for analyzing a business problem or opportunity, determining what role, if any, computer-based technologies can play in addressing the business need. It articulates business requirements for the technology solution, specifies alternative approaches to acquiring the technology capabilities needed to address business requirements, and specifying the requirements for the information systems solution in particular. In- house development, development from third-party providers, or purchased commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) packages are presented.

 

Course Objective:

  1. Introduce students to the different contemporary approaches used for the analysis and design of information systems
  2. Equip students with the skills for initiating, specifying, and prioritizing information systems and Information Technology projects and for determining various levels of feasibility for these projects
  3. Equip students with the different techniques commonly used to collect, analyze and document business requirements, in order to cause  productive change in a way a business operates
  4. Equip students with the different methodologies for designing and communicating a business solution to a problem using formal techniques, and contemporary case tools in process and data modeling
  5. Equip students with the skills needed to manage information systems projects using formal project management methods.
  6. Introduce students to various systems acquisition alternatives, including packaged systems, and outsourced design and development resources

 

Course Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the different approaches used for the analysis and design of information systems
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the initiation, specification, and prioritization of information systems and Information Technology projects and there different levels of feasibility
  3. Use contemporary techniques to collect, analyze and document business requirements, in order to cause  productive change in a way a business operates
  4. Use contemporary techniques for designing and communicating a business solution to a problem using formal techniques, and contemporary case tools for data modeling
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the managing information systems projects using formal project management methods.

Explain  the various systems acquisition alternatives, including packaged systems, and outsourced design and development resources