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GCO9803 - Information systems 1

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: M Chetty


Gippsland First semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Summer semester A 2007 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Thailand First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


The nature of information and its use in decision making; the processes of systems development and analysis of information systems; some guidelines for good systems development. Systems development methodologies and the lifecycle, illustrated with case studies: planning and problem definition; evaluation and feasibility study; describing processes and data; quality and testing; project management. Analysis tools: information gathering, interview and questionnaire; organisation charts; data flow diagrams; entity-relationship diagrams, documentation standards; data dictionary, decision trees, decision tables; prototyping.


Examination (3 hours): 60%
Other assessment modes: 40%