IS40500 System Analysis & Design

Academic Year 2017/2018

The purpose of this module is to gain theoretical and hands-on knowledge of information systems analysis and design. This module focuses on: understanding the systems analysis fundamentals, information requirement analysis, system analysis and modeling process, and designing solutions.

Note that 3rd year UG students who wish to take this course must get permission from the module co-ordinator before registering.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the module, the student will be able to:
1. Critically discuss the role of information systems in a variety of contexts.
2. Understand and describe the role of system analysis and design within the context of information systems development, evolution and integration.
3. Describe and complete tasks critical to the system analysis process.
4. Reflect on the practical experiences with information system analysis and design gained while working on a group project during this module.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Description % of Final Grade Timing
Group Project: Report and Class Presentation


Week 12
Journal: Reflective Journals


Week 10


This module is not passable by compensation

Resit Opportunities

In-semester assessment


If you fail this module, you may avail of a resit opportunity. Details of resit arrangements will be provided by the module coordinator and/or on Blackboard, including submission deadlines.

Name Role
Dr Leigh Clark Lecturer / Co-Lecturer