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IMS2501 - Studio 3: systems development 1

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Sue Foster


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)


The unit is designed to revisit skills gained in the course so far and provide students with an opportunity to consolidate and reinforce these skills. This unit will introduce students to the practical aspects of systems development and the nature of the environment in which development takes place. A case study will be used based on a simple organisational scenario and students will be expected to develop a set of deliverables and provide a simple web-based application that addresses some of the case study's core requirements. This solution will be used as the basis for the development of a more complete and modular working system in second semester.


Students will have knowledge of:

  1. The tasks necessary to complete the analysis phase of systems development and produce accurate sets of system specifications that can be used as the basis for further development
  2. The nature and contents of the initial project planning documentation and how project management is an essential controlling mechanism for systems development

Students will have an understanding of:
  1. The issues surrounding systems development that can both positively and negatively affect the development process
  2. The nature of integration and modularity in systems development and how they can be achieved
  3. The nature, processes and dynamics of working in teams and how to resolve conflicts


Examination: 20%,
Other assessment modes 80%; individual and group portfolio assessment, critical self-evaluation and team-evaluation.

Contact hours

4 hours per week


IMS1502, IMS1805, IMS1906, IMS1907 or equivalent


IMS2805 and IMS2906


SYS4210, BUS5502, IMS3001