Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
IL33010 or CS22120
Other Staff

Course Delivery

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


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Report (1,500 words) or equivalent  Report Of Student:  50%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   50%

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Analyse and assess information users' views in a systematic manner using e.g. rich pictures, conceptual models, cognitive mapping;
  • Explain how to cope with changes, identifying organisational benefits and potential problems associated with information systems implementation;
  • Describe the main features of structured systems analysis methodologies:
  • Explain entity modelling, normalisation, entity life histories and data flow diagrams;
  • Explain the main features of some object-oriented analysis techniques;
  • Develop a framework for adopting an appropriate methodology.


Systems analysis involves mote than recommending a computerised system to meet the information needs of a group of users. It has been described justifiably as ? a creative blend of psychology, politics and computer science ? . One aim of the modules is to help you gain an understanding of the present situation in an organisation and possible improvements, with a view to the development of a successful information strategy.

You will consider how users?' views can be collated and analysed, and how projects can be managed to minimise the risk of failure. The modules aims to enable you to ask the right questions of all those involved in systems analysis and design, whether technical experts, stall at all levels in the organisation or the customer of that organisation.

Planning and evaluating an information system requires an analytical approach and the module aims to show you how various methodologies have been developed to help those planners, designers and users of information systems obtain the best solution possible to an information problem.

Transferable skills

  • IT and Information Handling
  • Career Needs Awareness


This module is at CQFW Level 6