20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The main aim of this course is to consider the role of information modelling within the organisation and to provide an appreciation of the rigorous methods that are needed to analyse, design, develop and maintain computer based information systems. The course is primarily intended to be a practical introduction to information modelling. Students gain experience in applying a range of systems analysis methods and techniques through the use of case studies and practical sessions. Topics covered include: Soft Systems Analysis, structured systems analysis methodologies; data flow modelling; entity modelling; SSADM Multiview and Prototyping. A general overview of object-oriented methods is also provided.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students taking INFU01, MGTU17, MGTU18, COMU02

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work
WebCT resources are available for this module

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Information School):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK