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INSTG007 Database Systems Analysis and Design
This module aims to provide a sound understanding, both theoretical and practical, of basic systems theory, approaches to analysis, common methodologies, and the tasks of analysis and design in the context of developing computer-based information systems; the skills to apply such theory and methodologies, and to undertake such tasks; a clear knowledge of the various requirements for a successful methodology in the field; and confidence and skills to complete extended tasks using them.
Learning outcomes: By the end of the module, students will have an understanding of: basic systems theory; common SAD methodologies; feasibility studies and collecting data; recording and modelling processes; recording and modelling data; interpretation of data and requirements specifications. They will be able to analyse information systems in accordance with classic systems analysis techniques and to design, implement and maintain information systems/databases.
Assessment: Assessment by coursework only
Compulsory for: MSc Information Science
Optional for: MA LIS, MA ECP. This module is also available for short course students
Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this module
Taught by: Andy Dawson
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