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FIT2027 - Systems design and implementation

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Peter O'Donnell


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit focuses on providing students with the knowledge and skills required to conduct the design and implementation phases in systems development. Design topics include: Transition from Analysis to Design; Preparation and Selection of design alternatives; Definition of System architecture requirements; Design Strategies-Structured, Object-oriented, Design patterns; Object-oriented design modelling; Interface Design; Systems security and access controls. Implementation topics include: Implementation planning, testing overview; data conversion; training; documentation-user and help systems; systems installation; transition to maintenance.


At the completion of this unit students will demonstrate an understanding of: the purpose and objectives of the systems design and implementation phases of the systems development lifecycle, and the activities which they involve; the purpose, strengths and weaknesses, and the use of the main techniques which are used in systems design and implementation; the key issues involved in systems design and implementation.


Examination: 60% (formal examination and unit tests), Assignments: 40%

Contact hours

Two hour lecture and 3 hour studio per week


FIT1002 or CSE1203 or IMS1906 or equivalent and FIT1004 or CSE2132 or IMS1907 or equivalent and FIT2001 or CSE1205 or IMS1805 or equivalent


BUS2021, BUS2071, GCO2813, IMS1002, IMS2071, IMS2805, SYS2161, SYS2168, CSE3308, BUS2071, CSC3151, GCO2816, CPE2003, CSE2200, FIT2005