Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Business Systems Analysis
Academic Year
Available all semesters

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 15 Hours.
Seminars / Tutorials 5 Hours.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment One Group Project (planning a systems analysis project)  Group Project:  50%
Semester Assessment of 1,250-1,500 words discussing a systems analysis issue  Essay:  50%

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Design questionnaires and interview schedules;
  • Identify and represent users'information requirements, using a variety of charting techniques;
  • Consider the organisational issues involved in changing an information system;
  • Analyse in outline the information flows within a system.

Brief description

Systems thinking and systems behaviour, including the systems approach to management; the role of organisational culture in change and the application of chaos theory to organisational behaviour; questionnaire and interview techniques for assessing user information requirements; principles of soft systems methodologies; use of rich pictures and charting techniques UML use cases, introduction to project management techniques.


This module is at CQFW Level 6