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INFO201 Developing Information Systems 1

Introduction to creating information systems, with particular focus on: the software development life cycle; eliciting, specifying, and modelling requirements; and modelling and implementing business processes and software designs.

When developing any information system, it is essential to understand the problem and associated context. This helps ensure development of the best computing solution. This paper covers the principles of analysis of user requirements and design of a system that satisfies these requirements using standard methods, notations and tools, with a strong focus on modern agile methodologies. Particular emphasis on both business process concepts and their modelling also help to define the problem domain more accurately. Graduates with a background in developing information systems are in high demand as business analysts since they can apply their skills in capturing, documenting, analysing and modelling these requirements for an organisation.

Paper title Developing Information Systems 1
Paper code INFO201
Subject Information Science
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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Prerequisite
COMP 101 or BSNS 106
Pre or Corequisite
COMP 160
Restriction
INFO 211
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
Teaching staff
Brendon Woodford, Gary Burrows, Chris Edwards
Textbooks
John Satzinger, Robert Jackson, and Stephen Burd. Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World (7th Ed.). Cengage Course Technology, 2016.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, critical thinking, information literacy, teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Course outline
View the most recent Course Outline
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete INFO 201 and INFO 202 will be able to
  1. Explain the software development life cycle (SDLC) and the differences between traditional and agile methodologies
  2. Explain principles of analysis and design including requirements traceability
  3. Carry out analysis of information system requirements, design and build and deploy basic information systems using a modern programming language, frameworks and tools
  4. Interpret business processes in a standard notation and use the notation to capture a business process
  5. Explain the importance and the different forms of testing and be able to plan and carry out software testing using tools
  6. Explain the infrastructure that underpins deployed applications, including basic concepts of networking, virtualisation and cloud computing
  7. Explain the trade-off between buying and building an information system
  8. Read and write SQL queries
Contact
Brendon Woodford, brendon.woodford@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 15:00-16:50 9-15, 17-22
A2 Thursday 09:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22
A3 Friday 14:00-15:50 9-14, 17-22

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 9-15, 18-22
Thursday 16:00-16:50 9-15, 17-22

Introduction to creating information systems, with particular focus on: the software development life cycle; eliciting, specifying, and modelling requirements; and modelling and implementing business processes and software designs.

When developing any information system, it is essential to understand the problem and associated context. This helps ensure development of the best computing solution. This paper covers the principles of analysis of user requirements and design of a system that satisfies these requirements using standard methods, notations and tools, with a strong focus on modern agile methodologies. Particular emphasis on both business process concepts and their modelling also help to define the problem domain more accurately.
Graduates with a background in developing information systems are in high demand as business analysts since they can apply their skills in capturing, documenting, analysing and modelling these requirements for an organisation.

Paper title Developing Information Systems 1
Paper code INFO201
Subject Information Science
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,038.45
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,492.80

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Prerequisite
COMP 101 or BSNS 106
Pre or Corequisite
COMP 160
Restriction
INFO 211
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
Paper Structure
This paper covers four themes:
  • The systems development life-cycle.
  • Analysis, design, and modelling of information system requirements.
  • Business process modelling.
  • Implementation of basic information systems.
Course outline
View the most recent course outline
Contact
brendon.woodford@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Brendon Woodford, Gary Burrows, Chris Edwards
Textbooks
To be advised.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete INFO 201 will be able to
  1. Explain the software development life cycle (SDLC) and the differences between traditional and agile methodologies
  2. Explain principles of analysis and design including requirements traceability
  3. Carry out analysis of information system requirements, design and build and deploy basic information systems using a modern programming language, frameworks and tools
  4. Interpret business processes in a standard notation and use the notation to capture a business process
  5. Explain the importance and the different forms of testing and be able to plan and carry out software testing using tools
  6. Explain the infrastructure that underpins deployed applications, including basic concepts of networking, virtualisation and cloud computing
  7. Explain the trade-off between buying and building an information system
  8. Read and write SQL queries

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 15:00-16:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
A2 Thursday 09:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22
A3 Friday 14:00-15:50 9-12, 15-22

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 16:00-16:50 9-13, 15-22