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Business Analysis Modelling and Design (ISYS90049)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeISYS90049
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

AIMS

This subject introduces the mainstream methods and techniques for the identification and modelling of business processes, leading to the design and analysis of information systems to support such processes. Students will also gain experience in software tools required to carry out these activities.

This subject is in the lower core of the Master of Information Systems course but is valuable for anyone wanting to learn about process-driven business design and analysis.

INDICATIVE CONTENT

Topics include methods, techniques and tools for information and requirements gathering, and for process identification and discovery.

Examples of projects that students complete are:

  • A report focussing on the information gathering and modelling of a business process.
  • A comprehensive report covering all aspects related to the identification and modelling of a complex business process.

GENERIC SKILLS

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • Analytical thinking
  • Abstraction and conceptualisation skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Enhanced ability to work in a team

Intended learning outcomes

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs)

On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  1. Describe and apply requirements gathering techniques
  2. Use appropriate modelling techniques to best understand a business context and need for an information system
  3. Acquire conceptual, abstraction and analytical skills to design and analyse information systems using a business process lense
  4. Write reports documenting business processes for information systems design and analysis. 

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • Analytical thinking
  • Abstraction and conceptualisation skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Enhanced ability to work in a team

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

ISYS90081

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Additional details

  • One group based report (15%) with 2 to 3 group members of approximately 2000 words, requiring 20 - 25 hours of work per student, due mid semester. Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1, 2, 3 and 4 are addressed in this report.
  • One group based report (35%) with 2 to 3 group members of approximately 4500 words, requiring 45 - 50 hours of work per student, due end of semester (35%) ILOs 1, 2, 3 and 4 are addressed in this report.
  • One written 2 hour closed-book examination (50%), exam period. ILOs 1, 2 and 3 are addressed in the examination.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorRaffaele Conforti
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours3 hours per week comprising a plenary session (of up to 2 hours) and a smaller breakout session (of up to 2 hours)
    Total time commitment200 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorAbel Armas Cervantes
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours3 hours per week comprising a plenary session (of up to 2 hours) and a smaller breakout session (of up to 2 hours)
    Total time commitment200 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

    Abel Armas Cervantes

    abel.armas@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

200 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Avison, D. and Fitzgerald, G. 2006 Information Systems Development: Methodologies, Techniques and Tools, McGraw-Hill

    Recommended texts and other resources

    A reading pack will be made available.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Subject coordinator approval required

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 1 May 2019