ITC548 System Analysis PG (8)

This subject provides students with an opportunity to examine system analysis and design techniques within a business perspective. This includes knowledge and skills in feasibility analysis, logical design and development of business systems. More specifically, the object oriented methodology using the Unified Modelling Language is used as an approach for designing and building relevant systems. In addition, the structured systems modelling techniques are used to fulfill the requirements of business models. The students will get in-depth knowledge and experience of various advance systems analysis techniques and business modelling aspects that lead up to system design and implementation.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Brisbane
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Brisbane
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Sydney

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC548. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Available to postgraduate students only.

Not available to students who have completed ITC211 or ITC412.

Subject Relationships

ITC211 Similar Content

Incompatible Subjects

ITC211, ITC412

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the context of an information system;
  • be able to compare and contrast the different methodologies of systems analysis and evaluate their appropriateness for different and complex situations;
  • be able to distinguish between requirement gathering techniques and combine these appropriately to apply to a real scenario;
  • be able to evaluate development requirements and prepare a feasibility proposal based on multi-disciplinary (financial, human resource, technological) analyses;
  • be able to formulate and justify system requirement models based on evaluation of given situations;
  • be able to assemble the components of a requirements model using the tools and techniques of object oriented or structured systems modelling.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to information systems.
  • Approaches to system analysis (object oriented and structured).
  • Processes to systems analysis (i.e. system development life cycle, iterative, Rational Unified Process).
  • Problem definition.
  • Feasibility analysis.
  • Requirements gathering.
  • Requirements specification (i.e. functional and nonfunctional).
  • Events, use cases and test cases.
  • System requirements models (i.e. analysis of class diagrams and data flow diagrams).
  • Unified Modeling Language (UML) and case tools.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITC548 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Understanding the problem
Requirements gathering
Requirements report
Final exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.