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. INFO 201 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.
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|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,110.75|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- (COMP 101 or BSNS 106) and one of (COMP 160, COMP 161 or COMP 162)
- INFO 211
- Recommended Preparation
- COMP 162
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
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- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
This paper covers the following themes:
- The systems development life-cycle
- Analysis, design, and modelling of information system requirements
- Business process modelling
- Teaching Arrangements
Two 1-hour lectures each week; one 2-hour lab each week
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Supplementary information is provided during lectures and laboratories.
- Course outline
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete INFO 201 will be able to:
- Explain the software development life cycle (SDLC) and the differences between traditional and agile methodologies
- Explain principles of analysis and design including requirements traceability
- Carry out analysis of information system requirements and design and construct basic information systems using a modern programming language, frameworks, and tools
- Capture and interpret business processes in a standard notation
- Explain the trade-off between buying and building an information system