Module Delivered in

Programme CodeProgrammeSemesterDelivery
TA_BAACC_BBachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting & Finance4Mandatory

Short Title:IS Analysis & Design 2
Full Title:IS Analysis & Design 2
Module Code:INFO H2015
NFQ Level:6
ECTS Credits:5
Description:To study the development process for Information Systems. To analyse and design business forms. To build a basic system for a business applications.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to
  1. Describe the development process for information systems.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the Feasibility Study Process.
  3. Conduct analysis of business forms.
  4. Design data requirements and input forms for a business application.
  5. Analyse, design & implement a fully-functional basic business system using a relational database.

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change)
  • Fundamentals of Systems Development: (5%)
    Traditional linear approach, Structures methodologies, Rapid Applications Development, Prototyping and iterative development, End-user development.
  • Initiating Systems Development: (5%)
    Causes of project initiation, Project feasibility (technical, operational, social and economic feasibility) – aims, objectives, problem identification and definition; cost benefit analysis and final outputs.
  • Systems Analysis: (20%)
    Investigating and recording user requirements, Documenting and modeling user requirements, Participants in the process, Methods for identifying requirements, Tools and techniques used in analysis, Documenting requirements – Data Flow Diagrams, Flow charts, Entity Relations Diagrams, Decision Tables, Business Process Modeling.
  • Systems Design: (20%)
    Aims of systems design, Elements of systems design, Relational Database design, File Design, User Interface Design, Design of effective input and output documents, Security Design, and Design Tools – Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) - (features, functions and advantages).
  • Building and Implementation: (5%)
    Software coding and unit testing, Systems testing, Installation and training, Acceptance testing, Data conversion and systems changeover (direct, parallel, pilot and phased).
  • Systems Maintenance and Evaluation: (5%)
    types (corrective, adaptive, preventative), training updates, systems growth and user groups.
  • Develop Basic Business System: (40%)
    Analyse, design & implement a fully-functional basic business system using 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
Continuous Assessment1. Continuous assessment will take the form of several individual assessments.4,560n/a

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


Module Workload & Resources

This course has no full time workload.
Required Book Resources
  • Curtis, Cobhan 2006, Business Information Systems Analysis, Design and Practice, Prentice Hall
Recommended Book Resources
  • Marakas 2006, Systems Analysis & Design an active approach, Mc Graw Hill
  • Bocij, Chaffey, Greasley & Hickey 2006, Business Information Systems, Technology, Development & Management for the e-business, Prentice Hall
  • 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