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FIT2051 - Analysis and design methods

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Helana Scheepers


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit will examine the process of information system development and the key tasks in systems analysis and design from a problem-solving perspective. It will identify the key overall features which are common to all system development approaches and analytical and design techniques as problem-solving activities. From this foundation, it will examine, compare and contrast specific development approaches and analysis and design methods/techniques in the context of these problem-solving requirements.


This is a core unit for the Information Systems major in the BITS at the Caulfield campus. It aims to provide students with a broad knowledge and understanding of information systems development as a problem-solving activity. This will act as an important contextual basis within which to learn, understand and critically evaluate analysis and design techniques used in information systems development.


Exam 60%, practical assignment work 40%

Contact hours

4 hrs/week: 2 hrs formal lectures, 2 hrs tutorials and/or studio sessions


24 points of FIT first year common core units


FIT2001 or equivalent