COURSE: Bachelor of Business (Information Systems Specialisation)
B01SYAD310 / BIT 309
Systems Analysis and Design
Type of Assessment:
Task 2 – Group Assignment
2000 (+/- 10 Percent) words for the report
Unit Learning Outcomes addressed:
A written assignment undertaken in groups of three or four students in the form of systems requirements and systems design models addressing a problem case study. Students may choose to adopt a waterfall or agile approach but must justify their
40% of the unit total marks
This assignment requires you to demonstrate an ability to present a sound argument showing reasonable decision-making and evaluative skills based on the material learned and to demonstrate ability to research and use credible references to aid the decision-making process and the presentation of the argument. More specific details about the assignment description are provided as Project Description at the end of this document.
GENERAL NOTES FOR ASSESSMENT TASKS
Content for Assessment Task papers should incorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion.
Appropriate academic writing and referencing are inevitable academic skills that you must develop and demonstrate in work being presented for assessment. The content of high quality work presented by a student must be fully referenced within-text citations and a Reference List at the end. Kent strongly recommends you refer to the Academic Learning Support Workshop materials available on the Kent Learning Management System (Moodle). This Moodle Site is the location for Workbooks and information that are presented to Kent Students in the ALS Workshops conducted at the beginning of each Trimester.
Kent recommends a minimum of FIVE (5) references in work being presented for assessment. Unless otherwise specifically instructed by your Lecturer or as detailed in the Unit Outline for the specific Assessment Task, any paper with less than five (5) references may be deemed not meeting a satisfactory standard and possibly be failed.
Content in Assessment tasks that includes sources that are not properly referenced according to the “Harvard Referencing Workbook” will be penalised.
Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count if this is specifically stated for the Assessment Task in the Unit Outline. As a general rule there is an allowable discretionary variance to the word count in that it is generally accepted that a student may go over or under by 10% than the stated length.
GENERAL NOTES FOR REFERENCING
References are assessed for their quality. Students should draw on quality academic sources, such as books, chapters from edited books, journals etc. The textbook for the Unit of study can be used as a reference, but not the Lecturer Notes. The Assessor will want to see evidence that a student is capable of conducting their own research. Also, in order to help Assessors determine a student’s understanding of the work they cite, all in-text references (not just direct quotes) must include the specific page number(s) if shown in the original. Before preparing your Assessment Task or own contribution, please review this ‘YouTube’ video
A search for peer-reviewed journal articles may also assist students. These type of journal articles can be located in the online journal databases and can be accessed from the Kent Library homepage. Wikipedia, online dictionaries and online encyclopaedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain knowledge about a topic but should not be over-used – these should constitute no more than 10% of your total list of references/sources. Additional information and literature can be used where these are produced by legitimate sources, such as government departments, research institutes such as the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), or international organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). Legitimate organisations and government departments produce peer reviewed reports and articles and are therefore very useful and mostly very current. The content of the following link explains why it is not acceptable to use non-peer reviewed websites (Why can't I just Google?)
ABC Car Fleets System Brief Description of System
ABC car fleets system is to be developed for ABC Car Fleets (Pvt.) Ltd. The company purchase used cars from different car owners including individuals and government and private companies. Then they service or repair the cars (if required) and sell to their customers. They also sell new cars of different make and models.
The company currently handles these activities using a standalone system and they want to develop a web-based system to provide a better service to their customers. The system needs to provide various functionalities and services to the customers as well as for the staff of the ABC Car Fleet.
Specific System Requirements
The client expects the system to provide the following minimum features:
In addition to them the client expects the system to have higher level of performance requirements and the system analyst to recommend technical requirements (hardware and software) in building the new system.
Modelling Exercise (18 Marks)
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