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DEV 160 - Systems Analysis & Design

5 CR

Previously PROG 160.
Examines the system-development cycle in depth. Topics include, problem identification, problem solving, and information-gathering techniques. Current structured tools are used to describe business rules and objects, data flow, data structures, and process flow and documentation. Creative problem solving and working in a team environment are stressed.

Prerequisite(s): Placement by assessment into ENGL 101 , or completion of ENGL 92  or ENGL 93  with a grade of C or better. DEV 108  or PROG 108 or DEV 109  or PROG 19 or DEV 110  or PROG 110 with a grade of C or better.


Course Outcomes

  • From a broad perspective, understand the process of systems analysis, design, development and implementation.
  • Discuss the Systems Development Life Cycle, including the major phases and the tasks in each phase.
  • Explore tools needed to complete an effective systems analysis and design process.
  • Create examples of UML, using a data modeling tool.
  • Review feasibility analysis considerations, cost-benefit techniques, and analysis of candidate systems.
  • Discuss the issues of application architecture, output design, input design, and user-interface design.
  • Research hiring requirements for careers in Systems Analysis and related fields, identifying personal skills, gaps in the student’s background, and pathways to obtain necessary skills.


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