Course Title: Systems Implementation 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Systems Implementation 1

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business Info Technology


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009

Course Coordinator: John Lenarcic

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99251605

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

ISYS2048 - Applications Development 2
ISYS1040 - Systems Analysis and Design 2

Course Description

This course provides knowledge and understanding of contemporary software engineering theory and methodologies to facilitate system development using object -oriented technology, as well as outlining the social context in which this technology can be applied. This involves coverage of systems planning, analysis, design and implementation strategies for complex applications within larger organizations.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

An integrative focus on the application of business and IS knowledge in context develops students’ capacity to manage the customisation and implementation of IS systems in global enterprises. This course places an emphasis on creative analysis, design, planning and project management of IT problems and opportunities aligned with professional practice to ensure feasible, documented ‘best-practice’ solutions. A holistic approach to problem solving ensures that social, ethical, global and business perspectives are considered in the life-cycle of a software development project.

The rapidly changing and complex business IS environment demands a high degree of adaptability from IT/IS professionals. Socially responsible behaviour requires understanding of a broad range of discipline perspectives and personal development that embeds reflective practice in work patterns. This course will engage in debate about the human, economic and environmental consequences in decision making for a global business environment.

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

* Understand the elements of software engineering theory and practice involved in the implementation of commercial systems.

* Comprehend the fundamentals of object-oriented analysis and design in the software construction process.

* Analyse a business or allied problem and design and document a solution using object-oriented modelling tools.

* Critically interpret current issues in software development methodologies and assess their impact on projects from a human perspective, as well as a technical standpoint

Overview of Learning Activities

To achieve the objectives listed above, this course requires the student to participate in various learning activities. These activities comprise the following:

* Attendance at, and note-taking during, scheduled lectures
* Attendance at, and participation in, scheduled tutorials.
* Reading of prescribed text, distributed subject notes and articles.
* Completion of designated tutorial and assignment tasks.

Overview of Learning Resources

Lecture notes, tutorial handouts and assignment specifications are available via RMIT distributed learning system.

Students must have access to the prescribed text for this course. Recommended references are also available.

Also, please read the following document available at
Written Reports And Essays: Guidelines For Referencing And Presentation in Rmit Business.
This document is the standard RMIT Business reference for Higher Education and TAFE students.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks that a student in this course is required to complete are:

Assignments and tutorial exercises 50%

Final Examination 50%

To pass this course you must achieve a pass grade (50%) in the assignments overall and also achieve a pass grade (50%) in the exam. If you fail the exam, you fail the entire course and your exam result becomes your result for the course.

Course Gradings:

HD High Distinction 80% +
D Distinction 70% +
C Credit 60% +
P Pass 50% +
N Fail < 50%