Systems Analysis & Design
PURPOSE OF COURSE
This course provides a methodical
approach to developing computer systems including systems planning, analysis,
design, testing, implementation and software maintenance. Emphasis is on
the strategies and techniques of systems analysis and design for producing
logical methodologies for dealing with complexity in the development of
information systems. The course approaches the development of information
systems from a problem-solving perspective. This course builds upon concepts to
which the student has been exposed in previous classes. The course is designed
to impart skills of system design approaches. It covers the IT System
Development Cycle, Conception, Feasibility Study, Systems Investigation,
fact-finding Methods, Analysis of Investigation, Systems Design, and
Distributed vs. Centralized File systems, Security and Audit, System Study
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
the end of the course unit, students should be able to;
with the concepts of a system and what it means to develop and implement an
information system in an organization.
familiar with the major phases of the system development life cycle.
the information and processing needs of the organization.
identify, recognize, and capture requirements for information systems.
a structured system specification for a simple system from system analysis.
represent the system analysis and design by means of basic diagrammatic
the information system from the specifications including the user interface,
menu structure, system modular structure, etc.
This course serves as a capstone to the more
technical courses that students have taken to date. It is important for the
student to begin to see their job as a builder of 'systems', not a producer of
programs. Part of each student's training is to develop the ability to
determine the problems, as opposed to symptoms of the problems, of
organizations and to develop solutions to those problems using computer