Course Title: Systems Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Systems Design

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007

Course Coordinator: Zijad Pita

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5830

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

ISYS 1010 - Systems Analysis

Course Description

The components of a computer based information system are defined during the Systems Design phase of a Systems Development Life Cycle. This course is intended to provide students with understanding and knowledge of the Systems Design processes, methods and techniques involved in the design of business solutions. This course builds on what is learnt in Systems Analysis.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the conclusion of this course, you should have developed the following capabilities:
- Ability to model ICT based business solutions
- Ability to design business solutions using different design methodologies
- Ability to evaluate appropriate strategies and tools for implementing business information systems projects
- Ability to identify, recognize and critically evaluate business systems requirements

At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:
- Identify the ethical, legal and quality considerations of business systems requirements
- Analyse the requirements of a business system
- Propose a business solution using different design methodologies
- Prepare technical documents for implementation of the proposed business information system.

Overview of Learning Activities

To achieve the objectives listed above, this subject requires the student to participate in various learning activities. These activities comprise the following:
- Attendance at, note-taking during, and participation in, scheduled lectures/design workshops (combined 3 hour class).
- Reading of distributed subject notes and articles.
- Completion of designated systems design centred tasks.

Overview of Learning Resources

All course materials are available online. Information regarding access will be given in the first class.
Students are advised to purchase the prescribed text.

Overview of Assessment

A student in this course is required to satisfactorily complete a set of practical assignments and exam to pass the course.
Should the course coordinator deem that variation to the assessment tasks is needed, then this will be discussed with the class and will only proceed with documented consent of 75 percent of the class.