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INFO312 Information Systems Development Project

A comparative study of alternative methods, tools and techniques. Includes a practical component, comprising a system prototyping project.

Developing high-quality information systems is now key for businesses or organisations to support their activities. To meet this need, this paper further develops practical and theoretical knowledge of information systems development, including topics related to information systems development methodologies, requirements and engineering; data modelling and system design; system implementation; quality assurance; project planning and control; project management; and security. A major component of the paper is the development of a systems prototype in a team situation for an external client. INFO 312 graduates are in high demand as they already have some experience in developing information systems for solving real, practical problems in the business world.

Paper title Information Systems Development Project
Paper code INFO312
Subject Information Science
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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INFO 211 and INFO 221 and (INFO 214 or INFO 212)
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator, Lecturer and Project Mentor: Dr Sherlock Licorish
Text books are not required for this paper.
Course outline
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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Be exposed to a wide range of practical and theoretical issues related to information systems development
  • Apply this knowledge in a group situation by developing a prototype information system for an external client
  • Prepare for further study in software development (including the fourth-year Information Science papers)
  • Prepare to work as professional systems analysts and software developers in a wide range of application domains, giving students particular strength in commercial application development

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Friday 09:00-10:50 9-14, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
L1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 18-22
Tuesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41