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Course Director: Dimitris Zisis
Course Code: 5003
Educational Units: 5
ECTS Units: 6
Type: Compulsory (C)
Semester: 03 (Winter)
Hours: 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab
information systems design

Information Systems is the field of study which employs Information and Communication technology to solve business problems. Computer based information systems are now a critical part of the products, services, operations and management of organizations. Thus, the effective and efficient use of Information and Communication Technology is a critical element in achieving competitive advantage for business organizations and excellence in service. As a field of academic study, Information Systems Design & Analysis encompasses the concepts principles and process of (1) acquisition, deployment and management of information systems, and (2) the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the design, development, operation and maintenance of software. The curriculum of this module follows an object oriented approach introducing students to the Unified Modeling Language (UML).

  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Project Planning / Software development Methodologies
  • Systems Requirements Elicitation
  • Functional Modeling and Introduction to UML
  • Structural Modeling
  • Behavioral Modeling
  • From Analysis to Information Systems Design
  • Coding, Debugging, Testing and Maintenance of Software

The high level outcome expectations of this module include:

  • Understanding the opportunities created by technological innovations and applying them to business
  • The ability to analyze information systems
  • Identifying and capturing information system requirements
  • Designing, implementing and evaluating information systems solutions
  • Dennis A., Wixom B., Tegarden D., “Systems Analysis & Design with UML version 2.0”, John Wiley & Sons, 2009
  • Sommerville I. Software Enginnering, Addison-Wesley, 2010
  • Satzinger J, Jackson R., Burd S., “Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World”, Cengage Learning, 2011
  • Laundon K., Laundon J., “Management Information Systems”, Prentice Hall, 2010
  • IEEE Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK Guide)


Related Academic Journals

  • Future Generation Computer Systems - Elsevier
  • Journal of Systems and Software – Elsevier