Systems Analysis and Design

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UNIT OUTLINE

Unit Code and Name of Unit

SYAD310 – Systems Analysis and Design

SECTION 1 – GOVERNANCE AND GENERAL STUDENT INFORMATION
1.1 Administrative details:

Associated higher education awards
(for example, Bachelor)
Duration
(for example, one
Trimester, full year)

Level
(for example,
introductory,
intermediate, advanced
level, 1st year, 2nd year,
3rd year)

Core or
Elective

Bachelor of Information
Technology

One Trimester
2nd Year
Core

Bachelor of Business (IS)
One trimester
2nd Year
Elective

1.2 Kent Policies and Procedures
All students should familiarise themselves with the Kent Student Handbook and separate Kent Policies and Procedures
located on the Kent Website Kent Website
MyKent Student Link> Student Policies and Forms– Student Login Required)
to understand the academic, management, administrative and student responsibilities related to their course of study
at Kent. As the Kent Policies and Procedures are subject to regular review, students should regularly log-in to the Kent
Website
MyKent Student Link to access the current version of the Policies and Procedures related to their course of
study.
During the Student Orientation Program offered to all new students information is provided giving the location of these
documents and reference is made to Policies and Procedures in the Kent Student Handbook.
1.3 Policy on Academic Misconduct
All students should refer to the current version of the Kent Academic Misconduct Policy & Procedures (Kent Website
MyKent Student Link> Student Policies and Forms > POLICY– Academic Misconduct Policy & Procedures – Student Login
Required).
Academic misconduct includes cheating, plagiarism or other act or omission to act or attempted act engaged
in by a student that may result in unfair or unjustified academic advantage to one or more individuals.
Cheating means fraud, dishonesty or deceit of any kind in relation to an assessment item.
Plagiarism the presentation of work or ideas of others as one’s own without due acknowledgement and
referencing.
Each student is, therefore, required to acknowledge all direct quotations (irrespective of the
source), ideas, paraphrased writings and statistical information. All students will be made aware of what
constitutes academic misconduct through:
Orientation Program presentations
Kent website: What happens if I commit Academic Misconduct? http://kent.edu.au
Lecturers at the beginning of each Unit
Academic Learning Support (ALS) Unit staff
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Detecting Academic Misconduct
If a Lecturer doubts the authorship of a student’s work the Lecturer will review the report from ‘Turnitin’ to check the
originality of the assessment. The Lecturer may also require the student to provide evidence of the development of
the work before final submission.
In accordance with Kent
Academic Misconduct Policy & Procedures all alleged academic misconduct cases will be
reported to the Associate Dean and be thoroughly investigated. The Policy also provides
severe penalties for any form
of academic misconduct. Students must uphold academic integrity to the highest possible standard when completing
any assessment task.
1.4 Grades
Refer to the Kent Assessment Policy & Procedures (Kent Website MyKent Student Link> Student Policies and
Forms > POLICY–
Assessment Policy & Procedures – Student Login Required):

High Distinction
Distinction
Credit
Pass
Fail

85%-100%
75%-84%
65%-74%
50% -64%
0%-49%

Conceded Pass
May be awarded to students completing their final trimester of study who have
passed all other units except for one unit with the final mark of that Unit in the

range of 45% – 49%.

Supplementary Pass
Awarded
to
students
granted
a
supplementary
assessment
and

successfully completing it by obtaining a result 50% or higher.

Absent Fail
No assessment task completed

1.5 Assessment Marking Guide
Kent provides guidelines for Assessment Marking to assist students to understand the requirements and standard
criteria to be met in order to achieve successful outcomes at the various grade levels for all Kent assessment tasks
during their course of study. Designated Kent staff undertaking marking of student assessment tasks apply these
guidelines to the grading of all student assessment tasks.
All students can access the Kent Assessment Marking Guide via the Kent Website
MyKent Student Link> Moodle
Student Login Required.
For detailed information on assessment tasks please read the Assessment Briefs available for the Unit of study in the
Moodle unit page
at my.kent.edu.au.
1.6 Submission of Assignments
All assignments must be submitted online in Moodle using the link provided – excluding tutorial work. Assignment
submissions
can be made multiple times up until the due date to obtain a ‘Turnitin’ similarity check. The last version
of the assignment submitted online in Moodle on or before the due date will be considered as the final version of the
assignment. A student will be required to electronically acknowledge a declaration as part of the submission of the
assignment. Students should keep a copy of the assignment for their own personal records.
‘Turnitin’ is an originality checking and plagiarism prevention service that checks writing for citation mistakes or
inappropriate copying. The software checks against its own database or previously submitted work, against academic
and non-academic journals and against the content of other websites to identify plagiarism and cheating.
Except for some forms of assignment (e.g. hand-written tutorial work that forms part of class participation marks), all
assignments MUST be submitted electronically in
the required format as specified in the Unit Outline. Please be
aware that any assignments submitted in a non-prescribed format will not be accepted for marking and will lose marks
until it is presented in the required format.
Kent Academic Learning Support (ALS) staff are available to assist students with understanding assignments and all
other assessment-related matters. For assistance and to book a one-on-one meeting please email the ALS Co

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ordinators at your campus location (Sydney [email protected]; Melbourne [email protected]). For on-line
help and support please go to and navigate Academic Learning Support page available in Moodle.
1.7 Late Submission of Assessments
Students should refer to the (Kent Website MyKent Student Link> Student Policies and Forms > POLICY– Assessment
Policy & Procedures – Student Login Required)
for the current Kent Assessment Policy & Procedures for details
regarding late submission of Assessment Tasks. Application forms for Assignment Extension can also be accessed
from this Website location.
SECTION 2 – GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES AND COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
2.1 Graduate Attributes
Specific Graduate Attributes (GAs) are identified for each individual Unit in the course. However, all Lecturers
should aim to include these objectives in the delivery of their classes.
1. Critical thinker able to solve complex problems logically and analytically in the context of their discipline.
2. Able to recognise their responsibility to society and to apply ethical perspectives to informed decision making.
3. Globally and culturally aware when operating in the global business community.
4. Able to utilise information and communication and other relevant technologies effectively.
5. Able to work collaboratively across and within cultural boundaries.
6. Able to work independently and be self-directed learners.
7.
Able to apply their discipline specific knowledge and skills to local, national and international contexts
This unit contributes to the attainment of Graduate Attributes Numbered: 1,4, and 5
2.2 Course Learning Outcomes
This Unit contributes to Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) #s 1,2,4,5 and 6 from the following
listed:

CLO Number
CLO Details

1
Information strategy, Business strategy and planning and Technical strategy and
planning
a) To gather, critically analyse, manage and present in meaningful ways information and data,
and
b) To devise risk assessments when solving complex problems in local and global business
environments.

2
Business change implementation and Business change management
a) To appraise and interpret the requirements of clients in order to solve complex business
problems by designing and testing system modelling approaches, and
b) To manage the resulting system projects, their implementation and maintenance while
adhering to quality standards.

3
Systems development and User experience
a) To act as an ethical practitioner while demonstrating skills in data analysis, database design,
system design, web design and software development and testing,
b) To implement and document user experience analysis, design and testing.

4
Service design, Service transition and Service operation
a) To monitor, research and interpret the fast changing and global world of information
technology in terms of hardware, networks, software, and tools,
b) To implement change management in existing systems when required.

5
Communication skills
a) To prepare design and system documentation and written reports
b) To elicit requirements from clients, discuss intermediate solutions and present oral reports
as individuals and in teams.

6
Teamwork and self management skills

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CLO Number
CLO Details

a) To work collaboratively in small teams on a variety of large and small projects to produce
models, software, documentation and reports
b) To take responsibility for their own time management delivering quality required material
on time in dynamically changing technological and communication contexts whether as an
individual or member of a small team.

This unit contributes to Course Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5, and 7 from the following BBus (IS)
Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):

AQF Descriptor
CLO Number
CLO Details

Knowledge
1
To demonstrate knowledge of broad business principles with depth of
understanding of at least one business discipline

Skills
2
To develop effective oral and written communication skills

3
To develop the skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of business
principles and demonstrate depth in at least one discipline

4
To develop the skills to allow the acquisition and synthesising of
information within a complex professional setting

Applications of
Skills and
Knowledge

5
To develop and apply skills in critical thinking, complex problem solving
and decision making

6
To develop and apply knowledge of the social, economic, ethical and
cultural contexts of business

7
To develop and apply an understanding of independent as well as group
learning

SECTION 3 – UNIT DELIVERY REQUIREMENTS
3.1 Student Feedback
Kent is committed to continual improvement in all aspects of its educational delivery. For this reason, Kent regularly
evaluates teaching and Unit content and uses that feedback to enhance the delivery of the Unit in following
Trimesters.
Feedback from students in previous Trimesters has resulted in the following improvements being made:
Clear guidelines to assignments and tailored tutorials to relate to lecture sessions
Included more interactive or discussion topics with related examples

3.2 Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

AQF Descriptor
ULO
Number

By the end of the unit, student should be able to

Knowledge
1
Able to apply iterative incremental systems software development
processes

Skills
2
Describe and apply iterative incremental systems software development
processes, such as structured, object-oriented and agile approaches

3
Critically analyse and verify business and system requirements, including
producing and

4
Analysis and design models for an information system

5
Evaluate and choose appropriate software designs to compose the
design of an information system

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AQF Descriptor
ULO
Number

By the end of the unit, student should be able to

Applications of
Skills and
Knowledge

6
Work effectively as part of a team in the production of a systems
requirements and design document

7
Understand and communicate business requirements and information
system designs effectively

3.3 Unit Overview
This unit discusses the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organisations use to determine how they should
conduct their business, with a particular focus on how computer-based information systems can most effectively
contribute to the business. It covers multiple systems development methods (such as structured, object-oriented and
agile) for analysing a business problem or opportunity, determining what role, if any, computer based information
systems can play, articulating business requirements for the technology solution, and specifying alternative
approaches to acquiring the information systems capabilities needed to address the business requirements: in-house
development, development from third-party providers, or purchased commercial-off-the shelf (COTS) packages.
3.4 Delivery Mode and Attendance –
All units are delivered face-to-face.
All students are expected to attend scheduled classes– Students are advised there are Kent Units that specifically
identify classes as mandatory and contribute to the final grade for that Unit. International students on a student visa
must maintain a full-time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study
period. Satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance
record.
3.5 Student workload
Using the table below, indicate the expected student workload per week for this Unit.

No. timetabled hours
per week*

No. personal study hours
per week**

Total workload hours
per week***

3
9
12

* Total time spent per week at lectures, tutorials, clinical and other placements etc.
** Total time students are expected to spend per week in studying, completing assignments, etc.
*** That is, * + ** = workload hours.
3.6 Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
Are students required have undertaken a prerequisite or co-requisite Units for this Unit?
Yes No
If YES, provide details of the prerequisite or co-requisite requirements below.
Pre-requisites:
ITBO201 IT for Business Organisations
Co-requisites:
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3.7 Assessment Tasks

Learning Outcome Mapping
Assessment tasks

GA #
BIT
CLO #

BBUS (IS)
CLO#

ULO #
Type *
(see examples noted
below this table)

When
assessed –
week number
(for example
week 1)

Weighting
(% of total
marks for
Unit)

1,4
1a,4a
1,4,5
1,2,3
Task 1: In-class Practical
and Theory Task
Students will be given
practical and theory
questions to complete in
class. Time given: 1 hour.

Week 4
10%

1,4,5
1a,2a,
4b,5a,
5b,6a,
6b

3,4,7
2,3,4,6
Task 2 – Group
Assignment A written
assignment undertaken
in groups of three or four
students in the form of
systems requirements
and systems design
models addressing a
problem case study.
Students may choose to
adopt a waterfall or agile
approach but must
justify their choice.
Students will be assessed
as a team but also
individually using a tool
such as SPARKPLUS Word
limit: equivalent to 2000
words

Week 2-11
40%

1,4,5
1a,1b
1,3,7
1,2,5,7
Task 3 – Reflective
Journal Students are
required to analyse the
weekly lecture material
of weeks 1 to 11 and
create concise content
analysis summaries of
the theoretical concepts
contained in the course
lecture slides.

Week 14
50%

Note: Examples of types of assessment tasks include: assignments; examinations; group projects; online quiz/tests;
presentations; work-based projects; and reflective journals. Ensure that details of the types of assessment tasks are
included such as specific topics, duration/length/word limit of assessment and any specific formats.
3.8 Prescribed and recommended readings:
Prescribed Text:
Systems Analysis and Design, Rosenblatt, H. J. (2016), Systems Analysis and Design.11th Edition,
Cengage Learning, Boston MA an online version is available for download.

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3.9 Any specialist facilities and/or resources required:
Lucidcharts and/ or draw .io
3.10 Referencing Style
All Assessment tasks for this Unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style.
The Academic Learning Support (ALS) Unit can provide student assistance if required. Commencing Week 3 of each
Trimester the ALS Unit will be conducting Academic Learning Support Workshops for all students.
3.11 Trimester Study Schedule

Week Number
Trimester Break:
Module Topic
Chapter Reference in
Prescribed Text or
other Reference for this
Unit

Events and
submission

Week 1
Introduction: System analysis
and design fundamentals

Chapter 1
Tutorial

Week 2
The system development life
cycle & using CASE tools

Chapter 1 and Toolkit
Part B

Tutorial

Week 3
Analysing the business case
Chapter 2
Tutorial

Week 4
Requirements modelling
Chapter 4
Test 1 (In-class
Test)/ Tutorial

Week 5
Data and process modelling
Chapter 5
Tutorial

Week 6
Object modelling
Chapter 6
Tutorial

Week 7
Agile approaches
Online resources
Tutorial

Week 8
Development strategies
Chapter 7
Tutorial

Week 9
User interface design
Chapter 8
Tutorial

Week 10
Data design
Chapter 9
Task 2- Group
assignment
report

Week 11
The system proposal,
documenting the analysis and
design phases

Online resources
Tutorial

Week 12
Review

Study Week

Exam Week
Task 3- Final
Exam