Systems Development

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
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About this unit

In this Systems Development unit, you’ll learn the theories and methodologies behind contemporary systems development. Provided online by Swinburne University and Open Universities Australia, the unit explores how different systems succeed and fail, and why.

To begin with, you’ll be mentored through an understanding of software engineering theory and the practices behind commercial systems. You’ll use this theoretical base to examine the requirements, variability and risks of designing and operating new systems in relation to individual business needs.

The fundamentals of system design and analysis will be covered to equip you with an essential understanding of system software construction. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to compare and critique different system development methodologies and their applicability to different organisations or businesses.

The unit will also cover the ethical and social issues of system development, with particular reference to building trust and managing stakeholder expectations.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses through Swinburne University of Technology:

  • Graduate Certificate of Technology (Business Systems)
  • Graduate Diploma of Technology (Business Systems)
  • Master of Technology (Business Systems)

Areas of study

In this IT unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Organisational structure, business strategies and business models
  • The scope of systems development and analysis
  • Requirements analysis and management across stakeholders (social capital)
  • Human capital
  • Systems documentation
  • Systems life-cycle and software life-cycle models including Agile techniques
  • Scenario-based analysis techniques
  • Open source software development
  • The Unified Modelling Process (UML)
  • Object-oriented design
  • System and software design patterns, metrics
  • System and software engineering ethics
  • Why systems fail. Criteria of systems' success and fail

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate of Technology (Business Systems),?Swinburne University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Technology (Business Systems),?Swinburne University of Technology
  • Master of Technology (Business Systems),?Swinburne University of Technology

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

The Systems Development unit will contribute to your IT degree, and give you industry sought-after system development skills. Upon completion of this unit, you’ll be confident in analysing, reviewing and advising on system development issues.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Systems Development from Swinburne University of Technology.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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