Course Overview

The course covers the key concepts, techniques, and methodologies relevant to the process of developing information systems (IS).

This course provides an introduction to information systems analysis techniques. The student will be provided with the skills that are necessary for the analysis and design of information systems, and will apply these skills in a step-by-step manner leading from the recognition of a problem to the implementation of a solution on a case study.


Course Content

  1. Introduction to information systems concepts and the systems development life cycle process
  2. Current and future trends in systems development methodologies, and overview of current techniques, approaches and tools
  3. Systems development life cycle process within a business context, its organizational implications, and the roles of systems professionals
  4. Preliminary investigation – problem definition and feasibility analysis
  5. Requirements definition – techniques and approaches, both structured and object-oriented
  6. Prototyping and rapid application development
  7. Analysis and design of data
  8. Analysis and design of processes
  9. Analysis and design of interfaces
  10. Systems reporting and documentation
  11. Project planning, management and control
  12. Systems construction, testing and implementation
  13. Systems operation, support and security


Upon completion of the course, the student is expected to be able to:
1. Explain the fundamentals of information system development life cycle and methodologies.
2. Explain the key elements of requirements’ elicitation, gathering and specification.
3. Create models of system functional behavior.
4. Create structural analysis models of information systems.
5. Create behavioral analysis models of information systems.
6. Create design models of information systems.
7. Explain the key activities of IS construction and deployment.

Certificate of Completion is available upon finishing studying the course.

Virtual Classroom. Prior to the start date of the course, an email will be sent to all registered students containing instructions on how to access the online Learning Management System.