|Module Title||PRINCIPLES OF SYSTEMS ANALYSIS|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Christine Urquhart|
|Course delivery||Lecture||16 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||5 Hours|
|Assessment||Essay||1,500 words discussing a systems analysis issue||50%|
|Group project||One Group Project (planning a systems analysis project)||50%|
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; assessment of user information requirements by questionnaire and interview; principles of soft systems methodologies and structured systems analysis and design; use of rich pictures and charting techniques (including data flow diagrams and decision tables); introduction to project management techniques (CAL tutorial).