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Module Descriptor School of Computer Science and Statistics

Module CodeCS2102
Module Short Title
Semester TaughtHilary term
Contact Hours3 hours per week for one term
Module PersonnelJohn O’Brien and Simon McGinnes
Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Describe the contribution entrerprise architecture can make alignng ICT  with business goals, and identify and describe the processes involved in the definition of enterprise architecture.
  • Carry out broad-brush analysis and design of business systems, including business processes and information systems.
  • Identify the principles of good design and assess the impact of design choices on the ongoing sustainability and maintenance of a solution.
Learning Aims

Through lectures, business case studies and practical exercises, students will:

  • Learn to use an enterprise architecture-based approach to aligning business processes and IT systems and infrastructure with the goals and priorities of an organisation.
  • Gain experience of the systems analysis and design process.
  • Understand commercial software development considerations from the buyer and supplier perspective, and the impact they can have on ongoing maintenance of solutions.
Module Content
Recommended Reading List

Tegarden, D. P., Dennis, A. Wixom, B. H. (2001-2013) Systems Analysis and Design with UML (any edition), Wiley ()

Hoffer, J. A., George J., Valacich J. (2000-2013) Modern Systems Analysis and Design (ideally, 4th or later edition), Pearson ().

The Open Group (2009) The Open Group Architecture Framework - TOGAF (2009 Ed) (download )


Kendall, K. E., Kendall, J. E. (2008) Systems Analysis and Design, Pearson ().

Valacich, J. V., George, J. F., Hoffer, J. A. (2009) Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design: An International Version, Pearson ().

Hohmann, K. (2003) Beyond Software Architecture: Creating and Sustaining Winning Solutions, Addison-Wesley Professional. ISBN 0-201-77594-8 ().

Kotonya, G., Sommerville, I. (1998) Requirements Engineering: Processes and Techniques, Wiley. ISBN 978-0-471-97208-2 ().

Ward, J. L., Peppard, J. (2002) Strategic Planning for Information Systems (3rd Ed.), Wiley. ISBN 978-0-470-84147-1 ().

Module Prerequisites
Assessment Details

All of above assessment details are yet to be confirmed.

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Academic Year of Data2014/15