Module Delivered in

Programme CodeProgrammeSemesterDelivery
TA_BAACC_BBachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting & Finance3Mandatory

Short Title:IS Analysis & Design 1
Full Title:IS Analysis & Design 1
Module Code:INFO H2014
NFQ Level:6
ECTS Credits:5
Description:To provide students with a comprehensive description of the types of Information Systems used at different levels within an organisation. identify the database solutions most appropriate to various business situations. To successfully use a properly designed database for the retrieval of business information.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to
  1. Describe how different information systems are applied at different levels within an organisation.
  2. Determine the appropriate software development method in particular business circumstances.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the Feasibility Study Process
  4. Conduct analysis of a business process and apply tools to document findings.
  5. Construct a relational database from and Entity Relationship Diagrams and Data Dictionary

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change)
  • Different Levels of Information Systems: (10%)
    Operational information Systems; Management Information Systems; Decision Support Systems; Executive Information Systems; Features of each type of systems, users, information requirements, outputs, value to the organisation; strategic implications.
  • Business Applications for Databases: (40%)
    File organisation and access methods, problems with traditional filing systems; components of a DBMS, advantages and obstacles for a DBMS, databases models - hierarchical, network, relational, object-oriented; relational database design, structured query language, Date warehouse/mining. Entity Relationship Diagrams.
  • Sources of Information Systems: (10%)
    Develop a solution to fulfill requirements, Software packages vs. Custom built systems, Internal sources – IS Department, end-users, External sources – package suppliers, software houses, Outsourcing issues.
  • Database Development: (40%)
    Database creation, table design, establishing relationships, resolving many to many relations and basic forms design. Implement ERDs in a relational database.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work60%
End of Semester Formal Examination40%
 Outcome addressed% of totalAssessment Date
Formal End-of-Semester Examination1,2,3,4,540%Semester End
Coursework Breakdown
TypeDescriptionOutcome addressed% of totalAssessment Date
Other1. Continuous assessment will take the form of several individual assessments. These can be in-class, time constrained format or lapsed format.4,560n/a

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

TypeDescriptionHoursFrequencyAverage Weekly Learner Workload
LectureClass Based Instruction3Every Week3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload3.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours3.00
Required Book Resources
  • Bocij, Chaffey, Greasley & Hickey 2006, Business Information Systems, Technology, Development & Management for the e-business, Prentice Hall
Recommended Book Resources
  • Curtis, Cobham, 2006, Business Information Systems, Analysis, Design and Practice, Prentice Hall
  • Marakas 2006, Systems Analysis & Design, an active approach, Mc Graw Hill
  • Laudon, Laudon 2003, Essentials of Management Information Systems, Prentice Hall
  • O’Brien 2005, Introduction to Information Systems, Mc Graw Hill
  • Haag, Cummings, Mc Cubbrey 2005, Management Information systems for the Information Age, Mc Graw Hill