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CS5071: SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course will be of interest to anyone who wishes to learn about the processes associated with modern systems analysis and design. In the course you will develop a critical understanding of how to analyse and evaluate systems, and to design and specify corresponding functionalities in a succinct and official way. The course will introduce you to the tools and techniques used by business and system analysts/designers and cover the fundamental issues associated with software engineering and project management.





Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Bruce Scharlau

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Computing Science (CS) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Introduction: Systems within organisations. Different kinds of systems serving different purposes. The need for systems analysis and design. The systems development life cycle. Prototyping. Project management issues: Project planning, team organisation, software measurement and metrics, cost estimation, feasibility studies, risk analysis. Systems analysis and design - requirements elicitation, interviewing, system modelling, functional vs. non-functional requirements, developing a system specification, object libraries, design patterns. Unified Modelling Language (UML) and comparison with structured methods (e.g. SSADM). Computer-aided software engineering. Software testing - testing strategies and methods, quality assurance and management, verification and validation.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Team Assessment

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Exam

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Exam 75%, Coursework carried forward 25%

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