How do we make information systems work better for users? What are the best practices for understanding business needs and designing effective systems?
Work with a data scientist, otherwise known as a systems expert, who will introduce you to the methodologies in system design. You will gain a comprehensive introduction to systems analysis and design and a working knowledge of its relationship to mainstream business and project management.
the practice of systems methodologies
the roles and elements involved in system development, implementation and support
how to avoid the common causes of project failure
Complete applied assignments to learn how to select a project from a portfolio and propose appropriate methodologies and management techniques for its implementation.
The online format of the courselets you study from anywhere, anytime.
Text: Web-based readings only.
Explain and apply structured data and functional analysis to understand existing information systems and use creative approaches with structured data and functional modeling for designing new or reengineered information systems.
Develop skills and abilities for identifyinig information needs and applying information technology to satisfy project goals based on corporate problems or opportunities.
Develop and experiment with information technology in effecting executive business decisions when selecting information system alternatives.
Develop skills for working effectively in and with multi-disciplinary project teams to justify, develop and implement information systems solutions to organizational challenges and opportunities as reflected in the analysis of existing or proposed systems.
Identify, evaluate and recommend opportunities for business process and data organization reengineering based on leveraging the value of existing or planned information systems.
Apply hands-on experience using business information systems analytic and design tools.
Apply the concepts of traditional and object-oriented analysis and design.
This course may be available online. Students login to the course and communicate with the instructor and fellow students via the Internet. All assignments and course activities are submitted electronically to the course instructor.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $60 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.