4308131: C15 Systems Analysis & Design

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Semester:SS 17
Scheduled in semester:2
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:40.0 L / 30.0 h
Self-directed study time:150.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Information Systems (01.09.2015)


Short description
The course focuses on systems analysis and design, including methods and approaches for developing and implementing information systems in organizations.


  • Introduction to object-oriented systems
  • Project planning and initiation
  • Requirements analysis (i.e., requirements gathering and structuring)
  • Systems modeling (i.e., UML modeling languages)
  • Systems implementation

Learning objectives
  • Students will know how information systems can be modeled and designed.
  • Students will know basic methods of systems modeling and design (i.e. UML modeling languages) in order to analyze, design, and implement information systems.
  • Students will use methods of systems modeling in order to analyze, design, and implement information systems.

  • The module integrates theoretical knowledge and practical skills in an interactive lecture.
  • The e-learning platform Moodle will be used throughout the course for the dissemination of course material and discussions.

Recommended previous knowledge
  • Gries, P., Campbell, J., & Montojo J. (2013). Practical Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science Using Python 3. Pragmatic Bookshelf: Frisco, TX, USA.
  • Valacich, J. S., & George, J. F. (2016). Modern Systems Analysis and Design. Pearson: New York.

Compulsory reading
  • Rosenberg, D. & Stephens, M. (2007). Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML. Apress: New York.
  • Kölling, M. (2015). Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot: Object-Oriented Programming in Java with Games and Simulations. Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River.