This unit introduces fundamental concepts underpinning the analysis and design of information systems and explains the role and purpose of systems analysis. Students gain mastery of standard techniques to identify system requirements and design a simple database system. Content includes: systems concepts; role of the analyst; Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), process modelling, Entity-Relationship (ER) modelling; relational database design using ER and Extended ER modelling, relational algebra, SQL (Structured Query Language), normalisation; and database management systems (DBMS).
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
There are no required textbooks for this unit. A comprehensive set of Unit Notes in electronic format will be available via the Learning Management System (VU Collaborate).
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