INF2009F - Systems Analysis

18 credits at NQF level 6

Entry Requirements:

INF1003F or equivalent or INF1003F as co-requisite.

Course Outline:

This course explores the role of the Systems Analyst in business, different approaches used in the development of information systems, and the various tools and techniques used in the specification of system requirements. This course is intended to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the systems development process, with particular emphasis on the analysis stage of the life cycle. There is a strong practical component to the course, where students will be taught to understand and use the common tools of object-oriented systems analysis. These tools and techniques include scoping, risk analysis, feasibility assessment, prototyping, JAD and techniques commonly used in object oriented systems. The course will also strongly focus on the design of UML models including package, activity, use case, class, interaction and state machine diagrams. INF2009F is closely linked with INF2011S and students will implement an information system in the second semester based on these user requirements and in doing so will have completed the whole systems development life cycle (SDLC). Lectures & Practical Workshops: Lecture material with relevant exercises, quizzes and workshop will be released every Monday morning. All exercises, quizzes and workshops of the previous week must be submitted before the new material is released. Online Help (Vula Forums) and/or Low Density interactions will be scheduled every Thursday during periods 3rd & 4th periods OR 5th & 6th OR 8th & 9th for the Practical Workshops.