Systems Analysis and Design (ISTN211) – 16 credits

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

Prerequisite Requirement: (ISTN102 or ISTN103and obtained at least 40% in ISTN101

Corequisite: ISTN2IP

Aim:  To provide students with the knowledge and skills to apply the methods, tools and techniques of analysis and design to business information technology problems.  The module provides the foundation for the major project in the next level of study.

Content:  Approaches to systems development (Structured and Object-oriented); Systems Analysis (Requirements discovery, Modelling systems requirements, Feasibility analysis); Systems Design (Application architecture, output, input and user interface design).

Practicals:  Computer-based exercises on the above topics.

Assessment:  3 h exam (60%), tests/assignments (40%).  Students must obtain at least 40% in the examination paper.

DP Requirement:  Students must obtain a class mark of at least 40%.

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

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