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BUS5021 - Advanced business information systems

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology


Clayton First semester 2007 (Evening)
South Africa Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit deals with the technical and business (especially project management) processes involved in the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) of Business Information Systems. Both generic and specific SDLC models will be examined. The latter will be drawn from case studies using different scenarios of successful and unsuccessful information system developments. Greater emphasis than is usual for systems analysis and design units will be placed on the management of the technical processes involved. Actual case studies will be central to the delivery of the unit. Recent, well-accepted, developments in all aspects of business information systems development will also be covered.


Examination (2 hours): 70%
Case Study Assignment: 10%
Research Investigation Assignment: 20%
Students must pass the examination in order to pass the unit.

Contact hours

One x 2hour lecture/week, one x 1hour laboratory/week


BUS9520 or FIT9004