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GENERAL

Code:060502122
Level:2(1200 notional hours; 120 credits)
Weight:0.25 (300 notional hours; 30 credits)
Subject:Information Systems 2
Subject Code:WIH2100

Lecturer: Cheryl Schrőder
Last reviewed:January 2014

1. Purpose
This course aims to give learners an in-depth understanding of information systems analysis and design. Learners are exposed to the various phases of the design life cycle and are instructed in the creation of design artifacts required for each of these phases. 2. Methodology

The course will create a balance between theoretical concepts and the practical application of these concepts.

2.1 Proposed Methods
Method
Percentage
Lectures
25
Practicals
25
Assignments
15
Study for tests
15
Taking tests
10
Pre-reading
10
100
2.2 Lecture breakdown
The subject is a year course. Learners are required to attend 4 lectures per week as indicated on their timetable. A practical session is also provided on the timetable.

3. Study Material
3.1 Prescribed Text
The prescribed text is:
Author:Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (2012)
Title:Information Systems 2 & 3
Publisher:Course Technology (Cengage Learning)
ISBN:978-1-4080-6381-1

3.2 Reference Material

The learning material website is:
Log into MOODLE: http://learn.nmmu.ac.za/login/index.php
Select School of ICT link.
Select WIH2100 Information Systems 2 link.

It is the responsibility of the students to regularly check the MOODLE site for updates and notices.

Students will be directed to 2 different tutorial sites:
Systems Analysis and Design
http://www.freetutes.com/systemanalysis/
Structured Query Language
http://learn.nmmu.ac.za/
SQL101 Structured Query Language

4. Assessment
Assessment details are as follows:

Name
Weight
Date
Test 1
10%
Thursday 20th March
Test 2
20%
Thursday 24th April
Test 3
40%
June examination period
Test 4
25%
To be announced
Assignments
5%

(These weights are subject to change)

5. General information and regulations
Please note the following extract from the Prospectus of the Faculty of Computer Studies:

3. GENERAL INFORMATION AND REGULATIONS

3.1 REGULATIONS

Note: Every student of this Faculty is also bound by the Technikon regulations as contained in the General Prospectus. The Dean of the Faculty will take disciplinary action in the event of the contravention of either a Faculty or a General Regulation.

Special attention should be paid to the following regulations:

1. 70% of all practical assignments must be handed in. Students who do not hand in at least 70% of all practical assignments, will not gain admission to examination.

2. At least 80 % of all lectures for each registered subject have to be attended. In the case of inadequate attendance: for examinable subjects, exam admission will be denied; for continuous evaluation subjects, a student will be given a result of FAIL.

Medical certificates have to be handed in to the Faculty Officer within one week after a test or any other type of official evaluation has taken place. A student may apply to the Faculty Committee for permission for absence due to playing sport at provincial or national level or for official Technikon sport.

3. Students must acquaint themselves with the regulations of the Faculty regarding the use of hardware, software and the network. Transgression of these regulations will result in the suspension of the student’s access to the Network.

4. General Regulation E1.14: A faculty may refuse the re-registration of a student on grounds of poor academic performance.

Note: Only students who comply with the Promotion Regulations, see (4.3.4) will be allowed to re-register. 5. General Regulation E1.15 Special Examinations.

6. General Regulation E1.17 Supplementary Examinations.

7. General Regulation E1.14.4 Faculty Regulation: Should a student’s progress...
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