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Explores key concepts and techniques applicable to traditional and agile approaches to the analysis, design and development of business information system solutions. Coverage includes project planning, analysis of business systems, processes, and requirements; principles of user interface design; prototyping; communication skills. Students use software to model organisational data and business processes, and design and prototype IS solutions for real-world business problems.
The aim of this course is to help students develop a solid understanding of how business information systems solutions are developed through the activities of systems planning, analysis, design, and implementation, i.e., SDLC. The course covers project planning, analysis of business systems, processes, and requirements; principles of user interface design; prototyping; communication skills. Students use software to model organisational data and business processes, and design and prototype IS solutions for real-world business problems.Although this course is not designed to make you into a professional business/systems analyst, our prior experience shows the skills gained in INFO223, alongside other INFO courses, have led to related employment opportunities. Along with other courses within a BCom degree, INFO223 will give you a good start in understanding the IS development process and provide you with useful skills for contributing to IS-related business projects, whether in a user role, as a business/systems analyst, or a project leader.
At the end of this course, it is expected that students will be able to: Identify and understand key aspects of the systems development process, from project planning through to analysis, design, and implementation, including key activities and key deliverables. Recognise and perform key activities associated with the analysis of business systems, including the analysis of business problems, determining information needs, and selecting an IS-based strategy/solution to address the business need. Select and apply various strategies, tools, and modelling concepts and techniques related to traditional, agile, and object-oriented approaches (e.g., Entity-Relational/Class models, context/data flow diagrams, use cases, user stories) to the analysis and design of a business information system.Recognise and apply key principles of good user interface design.Work as a team to perform key activities associated with project planning and the analysis, design, and prototyping of an IS solution to a business problem or need.Use various tools (e.g., MS Project, MS Visio, prototyping tools) to support the planning, analysis, design, and prototyping activities in an IS project.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
(1) INFO123 or INFO125 or COSC121 or COSC131 or COSC122; and (2) An additional 15 points from the Commerce Schedule.
INFO203, ACIS203, AFIS203, AFIS223
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Valacich, Joseph S. , George, Joey F;
Modern systems analysis and design
Pearson education Limited, 2021.
Domestic fee $916.00
International fee $4,750.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Department of Accounting and Information Systems