Applied Systems Implementation 1 (ISTN3AS) – 16 credits

This module is part of the first IS major.                          

Offered at:  Westville (first semester), Pietermaritzburg (first semester)

Prerequisite Requirement:  ISTN211 and ISTN212 , and (at least 40% in ISTN2IP or an approved equivalent module)

Aim: To enable students to manage information systems projects and prepare them for actual project management in the capstone Major project module. Students are also equipped to use systems analysis, design and development skills to provide a software solution to business oriented.

Content: Part A: Project management covering the following aspects: Project Management Life Cycle; The Human Side of PM; Managing Project Risk; Scheduling and Resources; Quality and Professionalism.

Part B:  Project implementation covering requirements elicitation, systems analysis and design modelling, database modelling, user interface design, coding and prototype development.

Practicals: Project work.

Assessment: 1.5 hour examination (30%), tests (20%), Group Project (50%). Students must obtain at least 40% for the examination.

DP Requirement: NONE   

For further information, please refer to the College of Law and Management Studies handbook.

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