System Analysis Coursework

Systems Analysis and Modelling (6365.5)

Level:Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points:3
HECS Bands:2
Faculty:Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline:Academic Program Area - Technology


  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
  • UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne

Unit Outlines

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  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (181385) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, GBCA-MELB (171442) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (167711) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, SWSI-LVPL (166943) - View
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  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (166945) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, UC-MELB (151956) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, SWSI-LVPL (151957) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (151958) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154356) - View
  • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (140765) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (146041) - View

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This unit applies the theory of information systems analysis and modelling to the specification of IT-supported organisational systems. It integrates the students' knowledge of database design and human-computer interaction with functional and situational requirements to produce coherent systems specification. It describes and demonstrates the tools and techniques used to formally describe what an information system is to do, and the methods used by information systems analysts to construct these descriptions. The process of domain modelling is considered from vague systems conceptualisation using soft systems techniques through a process of refinement and verification to a Unified Modelling Language (UML) based specification for the technical system and a design for the organisational system. It examines the role of analysis and modelling in various systems development life cycles.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

1. Analyse IT-supported processes and hence derive appropriate system models;

2. Use abstraction as a modelling device;

3. Use international standard systems description paradigms and languages;

4. Explain the role of analysis within various systems development life cycles;

5. Understand the role of systems models in the synthesis of systems; and

6. Apply tools for managing analysis processes.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to 39 hours per semester.


5915 Database Design.



Assumed Knowledge


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Systems Analysis and Design

A major in the Computer and Information Technology Program

Study how organizations use computer systems and procedures and then design information systems solutions to help them operate more efficiently and effectively. You will combine business practices with programming, applications and databases. In the workforce, information systems professionals work in a variety of roles including computer systems analyst, designer, and consultant or business analyst in a variety of industries and with people from a variety of professions. You will be encouraged to further specialize with a minor in a specific field, such as healthcare, finance, agriculture or manufacturing. Your coursework within your first year includes information technology architecture, systems development and software development concepts.

During your pursuit of a systems analysis degree, you’ll work with faculty in the Department of Computer and Information Technology who have years of experience in industry or government. They conduct research on topics such as cybersecurity, high-performance computing, homeland security, cyber forensics, robotics, and health and bioinformatics.

Special Features

  • CIT has been ranked as the #4 best Bachelor of Science in IT program in the Nation!
  • Systems analyst and similar careers are among the highest in demand in the country (and around the world).
  • Gain real-world experience through labs and team projects. Labs are held in specially designed information technology facilities give valuable real-world experience.
  • Mold your curriculum to fit your talents and interests. Your plan of study is a hybrid of set courses and selective.  As you start to gain interest in one of the key components of systems analysis and design – programming, applications, or databases, you have the opportunity to dive deeper into those disciplines.
  • Systems analysis and design students have the opportunity to take courses abroad at partner institutions in Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Peru, Australia and Korea. Opportunities range in duration from 1 week to a full semester.
  • Focus on communications, business and teamwork skills in anticipation of an information technology career
  • Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate

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