|Assessment length / details
|Presentation to revised senario
|Report using revised data
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Evaluate systems analysis tools
Analyse information flows within a system
Identify and represent users' information requirements, using a variety of charting techniques
Explain some of the organisational issues involved in changing an information system
Use business process modelling methods to identify work flows
Assess the value of information in decision-making
Design a decision support system to provide senior management reports
Evaluate organisational information systems using a tool-box of measurement criteria
The module initially includes generic content related to systems analysis and design. It has content based on IL33010 supplemented by seminars for postgraduate students, additional VLE content and tools, as well as further use of computer software. The content later focuses on specific system types and functions in organisations based on ILM4810. This includes decision support tools and system evaluation.
|Application of Number
|Use of numerical data for completion of exercises and second assignment. This includes learning and use of spreadsheet processing functions and algebraic calculations.
|Exercises include face-to-face group activity as well as group activities on the VLE. First assignment includes generation of a presentation.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Reflection upon learning skills, particularly for the first assignment is endorsed by assignment feedback. Development of computer software skills is a valuable means to enhance performance in this module and other modules on students’ courses.
|Computer practical sessions introducing data processing and reporting software facilities, exercises following those sessions, computer-based activities via VLE and preparation of assignments
|Personal Development and Career planning
|The module requires reflection on the application of personal skills (first assignment) and directly addresses employer expectations for graduates from postgraduate information science courses.
|The lectures introduce topics that are followed up with problem solving exercises using VLE and software exercises in addition to the assessment.
|Core elements of the module include investigation of novel approaches to systems analysis and testing alternative approaches to forecast models.
|Subject Specific Skills
|System design is a key skill throughout the module with business process and decision support modelling being core to module content.
|Group exercises (face-to-face and VLE)
This module is at CQFW Level 7